Hervé Monka Lekuya
Assistant Lecturer and Doctoral Graduate Fellow, Makerere University, Uganda
Dr. Hervé Monka Lekuya works as a Ph.D. Graduate Fellow at the Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University; he is also a Neurosurgery Clinical Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) from the collaboration of the Neurosurgical Society of Uganda and Duke University Neurosurgery based in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. He is involved in different neurosurgical research projects, as well as in the clinical care of patients and teaching of the Makerere University students.
In his previous education, he completed brilliantly his undergraduate biomedical studies, medical school, and medical internship at the Université de Kinshasa, DRC in 2012, supported by the BEBUC-fUNIKIN Excellence Scholarship. Thereafter, he did a 6-month pre-residency in general surgery and neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital/ University of Ghana with a scholarship from the “Holger-Pöhlmann Stiftung” foundation.
He then studied the Master of Medicine (MMed) in General Surgery from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and completed it in 2017 supported by the BEBUC-fUNIKIN Excellence Scholarship. While in training, he has attended several Salzburg postgraduate international seminars of Surgery from Open Medical Institute/ American Austria Foundation (OMI/AAF) and networking with other surgeons all over the world.
After his MMed, Hervé did a 3-months course of the Professional Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) from the East African scholarship of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), done in Moshi (Tanzania) and Kampala (Uganda).
He then joined the COSECSA Duke University - Mulago Hospital Neurosurgery Fellowship Training at Mulago Hospital since 2017, and has been awarded within the NuVasive Scholarship for Neurosurgical trainees, and completed a 3-months clinical observership and research fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Navigation at Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery at New York City, USA, and also the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Foundation scholarship. He acquired advanced neurosurgical clinical skills through this program.
In addition, Hervé Lekuya is involved in Global Surgery activities, several surgical research projects, published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, won several research grants, and is an active member of many scientific societies. He has been awarded, among the top 5 young academic surgeons of Africa, the International Society of Surgery (ISS)-Foundation Travel Scholarship Awards in Krakow Poland in 2019.
As coming towards the end of his clinical fellowship, he has been awarded Doctoral Research Grants from the Brain Health Training Makerere University and the competitive BOF mobility scholarship for Doctoral students from Developing Countries between Ghent University and Makerere University to build up his future academic leadership skills and research career.