Dr. Alhassan Abdul-Mumin became interested in science and medicine when he was enrolled in general science in the Senior Secondary School in his home country of Ghana. There was a natural expectation to continue to study medicine because it is a long-held perception that all academically good students must study medicine. This expectation was made a reality when he was awarded a medical school scholarship following graduation. His interest in research started in medical school with student project in public health. This was further developed during residency training, which culminated in his postgraduate thesis on viral infections in pediatric acute leukemia patients.
Dr. Abdul-Mumin earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2005 from Gazi University in Ankara, Republic of Turkey and subsequently a Specialist Certificate in General Pediatrics in 2010 from Hacettepe University also in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. His current interests include research into general child health problems, child nutrition, congenital anomalies, and neonatology with the hope to improve care and outcomes.
Dr. Abdul-Mumin is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University for Development Studies and a Consultant Pediatrician with the Tamale Teaching Hospital in Tamale, Ghana. He is the Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health for both institutions. In this role, he coordinates learning and teaching in Pediatrics for medical students during their clinical rotations. He also serves as the lead clinician for Child Health in the hospital and supervises all clinical and administrative activities in a department of 150 clinical and support staff.
“I have been searching for a program that could widen my knowledge of child health beyond the clinical setting, while also improving my leadership skills,” he says. “The Masters in Global Child Health at St. Jude offers these important components and more. The program also provides flexibility for someone who already has a very busy schedule. Being at St. Jude feels like being part of a family with a flair for excellence.”
MD - Gazi University, Ankara, Republic of Turkey
Specialist Certificate, General Pediatrics - Hacettepe University, Ankara, Republic of Turkey