Dr Mbiine Ronald is a general surgeon and lecturer of surgery with specific interest in gastro-intestinal surgery, endoscopy and minimal access surgery. He is directly involved in undergraduate and graduate surgery training at Makerere University in addition to clinical care on the gastro-intestinal surgery unit of Mulago National Referral Hospital. Dr. Mbiine is the program lead for the MakGlobal surgery program which is a key advocacy arm aimed at advancing universal access to safe surgical care on the African continent through the establishment and strengthening of essential surgical systems with key emphasis built on surgical education and research. He is a 2019 World Health Summit (WHS) Young Physician Leader (YPL). This is a highly coveted and globally recognized award at the Annual World Health Summit by the inter-academy partnership (IAP) and M8 Alliance. The IAP and M8 Alliance are the founding bodies of the World Health Summit. His academic interests include the investigation of adipose derived stem cells as potential key therapies in the emerging field of Regenerative Medicine and he’s currently the Principal investigator (PI) of the “Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine” program at Makerere University. Dr. Mbiine sits on the National executive council of the Association of Surgeons of Uganda (ASOU) where he is the secretary of information, research and development. He has also been a member of several scientific committees including the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) 2019 conference, 2020 World Health Summit Africa region meeting, Association of Medical Schools in Africa (AMSA) among others. He’s major dream is the attainment of universal access to safe surgical care through capacity building in medical education, research and innovation.