Dr. kisa Phyllis


Dr. Phyllis Kisa 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 a Fellowship in General Surgery from 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 a 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.

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