Dr Tonny Luggya Stone
Dr Tonny Luggya Stone is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS).
|Institution And Location||Degree||Completion Date||Field Of Study|
|Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda||MBChB||06/2007||Medicine|
|Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda||Masters in Medicine||06/2011||Anesthesia|
|University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa||Masters of Philosophy
Diploma in sports Medicine
I am an anesthesiologist and critical care intensivist working at Mulago Hospital and I serve as a Senior Lecturer in Anesthesia at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. My aim is to be a superior medical practitioner with broad interests in anesthesia, critical care, emergency medicine, and traumatology. While formally trained in anesthesia, I am also passionate about the development of emergency medicine in Uganda. Currently, Uganda has been developing emergency medical services at all levels. Within academics, I serve as the Course Director for the new Masters in Medicine in Emergency Medicine program of Makerere University which is one of two Emergency Medicine training programs in the country and is now in its third year. Previous to this there were no training programs in emergency medicine in Uganda. I also serve as one of the founding board members of Emergency Medicine Uganda (now: Emergency Care Society of Uganda), a professional organization aimed at promoting emergency medicine across Uganda. From a research perspective, my aim is to build a base of emergency medical care research for the country.
And from a professional level, I will continue to build on my experiences and knowledge through continuous medical education, specialist interaction and research participation, to improve the quality of acute and critical care in Uganda.
Positions and Honors
|02/2009-11/2009||Locum Medical Officer, Norvik Hospital, Kampala, Uganda|
|01/2010-03/2012||Medical Officer, Acacia Clinic Kololo, AAR Health Services Uganda|
|04/2012-05/2012||Trauma, critical care, emergency medicine and general practice on call Specialist
Villa Somalia Medical Facility at Presidential Palace, Mogadishu, Somalia
|02/2012-11/2012||Head Department of Anaesthesia, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Uganda (CoRSU) Hospital|
|08/2012-07/2018||Lecturer Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine.|
|12/2012-present||Head, Trauma Unit, Accident and Emergency Department, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda|
|07/2018-present||Intensivist, Nakasero Hospital, Kampala, Uganda|
|07/2018-present||Head, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda|
|07/2018-present||Course Director, Masters in Medicine Emergency Medicine, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda|
|04/2018-present||Senior Lecturer Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine.|
Contribution to Science
Over the last several years I have been involved in the development of emergency medical services, including both prehospital and in-hospital care in the country. Prior to 2018, both EMS and advanced training in emergency medicine were limited. Currently, I serve as the Course Instructor for the Master’s Program in Emergency Medicine, Makerere University and have worked alongside others to promote the specialty of emergency medicine through research.
- Mehmood A, Paichadze N, Bayiga E, Sloboda A, Luggya T, Kalanzi J, Kobusingye O. 594 Development and pilot-testing of rapid assessment tool for pre-hospital care in Kampala, Uganda. Injury Prevention 2016;22:A213.
- Paichadze N, Mehmood A, Bayiga E, Luggya T, Kalanzi J, Kobusingye O. PW 1287 Emergency medical services in kampala, uganda: results from piloting a rapid assessment tool. Injury Prevention 2018;24:A249.
- Mahadevan SV, Walker R, Kalanzi J, Stone LT, Bills C, Acker P, Apfeld JC, Newberry J, Becker J, Mantha A, Tecklenburg Strehlow AN, Strehlow MC. Comparison of Online and Classroom-based Formats for Teaching Emergency Medicine to Medical Students in Uganda. AEM Educ Train. 2018 Jan; 2(1):5-9.
- Luggya T. Emergency Medical Services Development. 4th African Conference on Emergency Medicine. November 2018. Kigali, Rwanda.
As an anesthesiologist and critical care intensivist by training, I am also interested in the relationship between emergency medicine and critical care.
- Ocen D, Kalungi S, Ejoku J, Luggya T, Wabule A, Tumukunde J, Kwizera A. Prevalence, outcomes and factors associated with adult in hospital cardiac arrests in a low-income country tertiary hospital: a prospective observational study. BMC Emerg Med. 2015 Sep 16;15:23.
- Ssemmanda H, Luggya TS, Lubulwa C, Muyinda Z, Kwitonda P, Wanzira H, Ejoku J. Abnormal Admission Chest X-Ray and MEWS as ICU Outcome Predictors in a Sub-Saharan Tertiary Hospital: A Prospective Observational Study. Crit Care Res Pract. 2016;2016:7134854. Epub 2016 Sep 19.
- Wynveen L, Gamble M, Nabulime J, Luggya T, Kalanzi JK, Mowafi H. A qualitative study exploring nurses’ attitudes, confidence, and perceived barriers to implementing a traumatic brain injury nursing chart in Uganda. Afr J Emerg Med. 2018 Jun;8(2):64-68.
Lastly, I have also focused on the use of ketamine and other anesthestics in the treatment of acute pain and in the pre, peri- and post-operative periods.
- Luggya TS, Roche T, Ssemogerere L, Kintu A, Kasumba JM, Kwizera A, Tindimwebwa JV. Effect of low-dose ketamine on post-operative serum IL-6 production among elective surgical patients: a randomized clinical trial. Afr Health Sci. 2017 Jun;17(2):500-507.
- Mwase R, Luggya TS, Kasumba JM, Wanzira H, Kintu A, Tindimwebwa JV, Obua D. Analgesic Effects of Preincision Ketamine on Postspinal Caesarean Delivery in Uganda’s Tertiary Hospital: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2017;2017:5627062.
- Lubega FA, DeSilva MS, Munube D, Nkwine R, Tumukunde J, Agaba PK, Nabukenya MT, Bulamba F, Luggya TS. Low dose ketamine versus morphine for acute severe vaso occlusive pain in children: a randomized controlled trial. Scand J Pain. 2018 Jan 26;18(1):19-27.