Phyllis Kisa

Dr Phyllis Kisa was born and raised in Uganda (East Africa). She completed medical school at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. She then worked as an intern doctor and as a medical officer (general doctor) in the surgical department at St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor, Uganda. Following this, she got her MMED in General surgery from Makerere University and Fellowship in General Surgery of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa. Soon after, started a pediatric surgical fellowship training with the College of Surgeon of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), a hybrid training with part in Uganda and 18 months (2014-mid-2015) at BC children’s hospital in Vancouver, Canada in pediatric general surgery and pediatric urology. She returned to BC Children’s hospital in 2018 to complete a formal clinical fellowship in pediatric urology becoming their first clinical fellow. She returned home to Uganda where she is working as a pediatric surgeon and the first fellowship-trained pediatric urologist. She is a lecturer in pediatric surgery at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda. She has a strong interest in research, particularly research into perioperative nutrition, which was the focus of her M. Med thesis research (“Nutritional Status and Short-Term Outcome Among Children Presenting with Surgical Conditions to Mulago Hospital”) as well as other research to improve pediatric surgical care in Uganda. She organized a stakeholder meeting for Children’s Surgery and Anesthesia in Uganda, collaborating with local and international partners and programs to coordinate and improve research and surgical capacity in Uganda. Her contribution to clinical research can be tracked at ResearchGate