Past Rounds

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM

Topic: Pediatric Surgery in Uganda


  • Dr. Sister Mary Margaret Ajiko, General Surgeon, Soroti Regional Hospital, Uganda & Adjunct Professor, UBC


Dr. Sister Mary Margaret Ajiko joined Makerere University as a government-sponsored student and received her first degree in October 2000, where Sister Margaret went on to do medical training, with an internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital Nsambia-Kampala.  She then worked as Medical Superintendent at Kitovu Hospital in Masaka, and then completed her MSc in Surgery at Makerere University. Dr. Sister Margaret Ajiko was posted again at Kitovu Hospital in Masaka.  She was actively involved in teaching medical students, became an Executive member of the Association of Surgeons of Uganda, and served as Assistant Editor. Today, Dr. Ajiko serves in a rural setting as a Consultant Surgeon at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital as a general surgeon often caring for patients presenting with a breadth of surgical conditions across orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, paediatric surgery, urology, and ENT. Sister Margaret performs her medical/surgical duties with joy, while advancing academics with medical students, interns and registrars.  Dr. Ajiko has proudly supervised more than 25 summer students from UBC as part of the Soroti Children’s Project.

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Past Rounds

2023Department of Surgery Grand RoundsA Pediatric Surgeon’s Perspective on Providing Surgical Care During WarDr. Shahrzad Joharifard
2022Department of Surgery Grand RoundsSkirmish to Scars – The History of Surgery in WarfareDr. Matthew Boroditsky
2022Department of Pediatrics Grand RoundsImplementing a CBME Essential Surgical Skills Curriculum in South Sudan: A UBC – MSF PartnershipDr. Shahrzad Joharifard
2021OPSEI Academic Rounds Master of Global Surgical Care Alumni PresentationsDr. Anise Barton, Dr. Ryan Falk, Dr. Godfrey Sama Philipo
Department of Surgery RoundsThe Global Surgery Lab – leveraging the passion of a multidisciplinary, diverse and inclusive group to improve knowledge and access to surgical careDr. Emilie Joos and Students from the Global Surgery Lab
2020Chung LectureshipSomething to Imagine: Equity in Pediatric SurgeryDr. Melanie Morris
2018BISC Mexico Global Surgery RoundsTrauma and Global Surgical CareMartha Talbot, Dr. DeMian Trueba, Dr. Lu Yin, Dr. Caroline Huyhn
BISC RoundsThe Role of Research in Low-Resource Surgical Care Program GloballyDr. Peter O’Brien, Dr. David Stockton, Micael Cancilla, Trina Stephens, Dr. Geoff Blair, Arlene Muzira, Emily Kakanda
2017BISC RoundsGlobal Surgical Care Rounds
Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be
Dr. Mark Hill
Department of Radiology Grand RoundsGlobal Surgical Care: Partnerships between Surgery and Radiology in Low-Resource SettingsDr. Brian Westerberg and Dr. Pete Tonseth
2016Department of Surgery Grand RoundsModels of Sustainability: Surgical Care in Low Resource SettingsDr. Eleanor Reimer, Dr. Jana MacLeod, Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster, and Dr. Mark Hill
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery Academic PresentationGlobal Health Surgery
Dr. Robert Taylor
Department of SurgeryGeneral Surgery Residence Research Symposium Presentation on International Opportunities (Dec)
Dr. Robert Taylor
Department of SurgeryGeneral Surgery Residence Research Symposium Presentation on International Opportunities (Apr)
Dr. Robert Taylor
2015BISC RoundsSurgical Care Training: Challenges in Low-Resource SettingsDr. Brian Westerberg, Dr. David Fairholm, Dr. Geoff Blair, and Dr. Paul Dubord
2014BISC Rounds
Accessing High-Resource Technology in a Low-Resource Setting: A Round Table Discussion
Dr. Brian Westerberg and Dr. Phyllis Kisa
2012BISC Rounds
The Toll of Cervical Cancer in the Developing World
Dr. Dianne Miller and Dr. Flora Teng
BISC RoundsEmergency Response in Humanitarian Disasters Globally: Coordination not ChaosDr. Hossam Elsharkawi and Dr. Ross Brown
2011BISC RoundsTeaching Surgery in Kabul, Afghanistan Today’s Challenge and Wider ImplicationsDr. Ken Foster and Dr. Karim Qayumi
BISC RoundsGlobal Disability in Surgical Care: Exploring the issues and challengesDr. Nancy Van Laeken and Dr. Norgrove Penny
International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Women for Women ProgramDr. Nancy Van Laeken
OPSEI Annual Lectureship What a Difference a Decade Made: International Surgery’s Evolving MandateDr. Robert Taylor
2010BISC RoundsZambia: A Collaborative Approach to Surgical Education
Dr. Gary O’Connor
BISC RoundsThe Next Waves of International Health Initiatives: Our Residents share their Recent Global Work International Surgery Dr. Sonia Yeung and Dr. Michael Goodwin
BISC Rounds
International Surgery – Anesthesia
Dr. Brian Warriner
BISC RoundsGlobal Health Scholars
Dr. Siu-Kae Yeong and Dr. Flora TeDr. Kevin Bushng
BISC RoundsPlastic Surgery – Uganda

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