Famous Physicians from Uganda

List of notable or famous physicians from uganda, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in uganda and even some popular physicians who immigrated to uganda. If you're trying to find out the names of famous uganda physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from uganda is included when available.

This list is made up of many different people, including Kizza Besigye and Matthew Lukwiya.

This historic physicians from uganda list can help answer the questions "Who are some uganda physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from uganda?" These prominent physicians of uganda may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected uganda physicians.

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  • Professor Charles Mark Lwanga Olweny, MBChB, MMed, MD, FRACP, is a Ugandan physician, oncologist, academic and medical researcher. Currently he is a professor of medicine and Immediate past vice-chancellor at Uganda Martyrs University, based at Nkozi, Mpigi District, in Central Uganda.
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Tororo, Uganda
  • Crispus Kiyonga

    Crispus Walter Kiyonga, whose first name is sometimes spelled Chrispus, is a Ugandan, physician, politician and diplomat, who serves as Uganda's Ambassador to China, based in Beijing. He previously served as the Minister of Defence in the Cabinet of Uganda from 2006 to 2016.Prior to that, he was Minister Without Portfolio in the Office of the President from 2005 to 2006. During the cabinet reshuffle of 16 February 2009, and that of 27 May 2011, and that of 1 March 2015, he retained his cabinet post. In 2016, he lost the Member of Parliament (MP) seat for Bukonjo County West to Hon. Robert Katusabe, Kasese District, in the Ugandan Parliament.
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Uganda
  • David M. Serwadda is a Ugandan physician, medical researcher, academic, public health specialist and medical administrator. Currently he is a Professor of Public Health at Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH), one of the schools of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, a semi-autonomous constituent college of Makerere University, the oldest university in Uganda. Serwadda is also a founding member of Accordia Global Health Foundation’s Academic Alliance
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Uganda
  • Ian Clarke
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Ian Clarke

    Ian Clarke is a physician, missionary, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and politician in Uganda. Since May 2011, he has been mayor of Makindye Division, one of the five administrative units of the Kampala Capital City Authority.
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: County Armagh, United Kingdom
  • Emmanuel Otala

    Emmanuel Otiam Otala is a Ugandan physician and politician. He served as the State Minister for Labor in the Ugandan Cabinet from February 2009 until May 2011. Before that, he served as the State Minister of Health for Primary Care from June 2006 until February 2009. In the cabinet reshuffle of 27 May 2011, he was dropped and replaced by Mwesigwa Rukutana. He also served as the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for West Budama South Constituency, Tororo District, from 2006 until 2011. During the 2011 national elections, he lost to Jacob Marksons Oboth, an independent politician.
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Uganda
  • Frederick Wabwire-Mangen is a Ugandan physician, public health specialist and medical researcher. Currently he is Professor of Epidemiology and Head of Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Makerere University School of Public Health. Wabwire-Mangen also serves as a founding member of Accordia Global Health Foundation’s Academic Alliance
    • Birthplace: Uganda