Nasser Kakembo

Dr. Nasser Kakembo is a Ugandan born on 06/03/1977 in Kalungu District. He qualified as a Medical Officer in 2001, and as a General Surgeon in 2011 from Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He qualified as a Pediatric Surgeon and became a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) in 2016. Nasser is involved in the care and surgery for children at Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital since 2012. He got employed by Makerere University College of Health Sciences in the Department of Surgery as Lecturer in 2014 and his academic roles include but not limited to teaching medical students and general surgery residents as well as Pediatric Surgery fellows under COSECSA. He is currently the course director in General Surgery for Fifth year Medical students. He is involved in conducting research by maintaining a prospective data base for pediatric surgery patients admitted on the Pediatric Surgery unit which he pioneered and initiated in 2012 and several papers have jointly been published with other collaborators. He has supervised several candidates for their Masters theses to completion by Makerere University General Surgery residents. He is the General sectary for the Association of Surgeons of Uganda since 2016 and has been involved in organizing General Surgery outreach camps and mission trips in different regions of Uganda with the main objective of increasing accessibility of safe Surgery to the population. Nasser is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons 2020. His dream is to see Makerere University produce doctors and surgeons who are safe to the population and able to embrace the technology advancements in the field of surgery.