Professor Tony Magana, Academic Neurosurgeon in Ethiopia
Professor Tony Magana, Academic Neurosurgeon in Ethiopia

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Professor Tony Magana and fellow medical staff from Mekelle University visit the H.E.W.O. Hospital in the Quiha Woreda of Mekelle, Ethiopia. It is a possible site for developing pediatric surgical subspecialities.

Professor Tony Magana visits the building site of the new trauma center at Quiha Hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Discussions are under way for bringing the Ayder Comprehensive Hospital, Mekelle University, Neurosurgery Department to participate in the trauma center.

About Professor Tony Magana's Work in Ethiopia

Professor Tony Magana has been jointly appointed in Neurosurgery and Faculty and PhD Candidate Advisor in Anatomy and Neuroscience in the Institute of Basic Sciences, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University

Science Magazine, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science published a story about neural tube defects in Ethiopia and cited our research and care of patients.

 

he most recent Annual Report of the Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University in Mekelle, Ethiopia can be found at the blog of Professor Tony Magana

Recent Scientific Publication

Video about Professor Tony in Ethiopia

Dr. Tony Magana You Tube video describes his upbringing in McAllen, Texas, his education and current medical practice in Ethiopia at Ayder Referral Hospital now renamed Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital in Mekelle. In the presentation, Tony talks about the problems of underdevelopment and how it affects child development. The presentation was made by Hearts Helping Hands a group largely made up of his classmates at McAllen High School who are supporting his medical development effort at Ayder Referral Hospital. See us at Hearts Helping Hands on Facebook

Neurosurgery Blog

Professor Tony Magana writes a blog about neurosurgery with information for patients and health care professionals useful in understanding treatment decisions and the causes of neurosurgical disorders. 

Announcements

Internet Neurosurgical Consultation

Professor Tony Magana is now performing internet video neurosurgical consultation via St. Gabriel General Hospital in Addis Ababa.

Latest Head Injury Guide 2019

Professor Tony Magana has created a protocol and guideline for treatment of head injury including surgical indications for Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia. 

Professor Tony Magana Clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A special neurosurgery, peripheral nerve, and spinal clinic for children and adults is held at Saint Gabriel General Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (located in the Hyaulet neighborhood close to Awararis Hotel) almost every Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Neurosurgery Fellowship at Mekelle University

The Neurosurgical Unit of the Department of Surgery at Mekelle University College of Health Sciences in Mekelle, Ethiopia announces a new three year fellowship in neurosurgery for those already trained in general surgery beginning by February 2018.

Requirements for admission

1.Graduation from a recognized medical school
2.Successful completion of specialty training program and holder of specialty certificate in general surgery
3. Age less than 45 years
4.Adequate physical and corrected visual health to perform neurosurgical procedures
5. Must have a practice development support agreement (sponsorship) for the fellowship

Two candidates will be accepted after preadmission interview and examination

Interested parties should contact Professor Tony Magana phone 0923518559 or email tonymagana1@gmail.com

Mekelle University Research Initiative for Spina Bifida

Professor Tony Magana is part of a multidisciplinary research team from the College of Health Sciences at Mekelle University embarking on the the first prospective study on neural tube defects in Ethiopia which will focus on occurrence and factors such as diet, poverty, location, maternal parity and illness, etc. in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This will be done in partnership with the Tigray Regional Health Bureau.

Health Articles

Professor Tony Magana writes articles for patient education about issues relating to neurosurgery patients to help them understand their condition and make enlightenend decisions. Patients may read the articles on this web page or directly consult with Doctor Tony Magana through the online consultation page on this website. Topics will include neck pain, low back pain, spina bifida, and hydrocephalus. After reading the article a question may be directly asked via text to Professor Tony Magana on the link in the manner prescribed.

Low Back Pain Guide

Professor Tony Magana has created a Low Back Pain Protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with low back pain not due to immediate trauma for Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital and the Mekelle University College of Health Sciences serving the Tigray region in Northern Ethiopia.

 

 

Professor Tony Magana Neurosurgery and Life Blog

Ethiopia denying health care, education, basic human resources function is Tigray genocide (Fri, 30 Jul 2021)
The Ethiopian Federal government is committing intended genocide robbing the future of the young people and the Tigray society by denying any funding for basic infrastructure, education, and health care in Ethiopia. The National State of Tigray had 9 government owned college and universities and 11 privately owned. The number of students attending all these … Continue reading "Ethiopia denying health care, education, basic human resources function is Tigray genocide" The post Ethiopia denying health care, education, basic human resources function is Tigray genocide appeared first on Professor Tony Magana Neurosurgery and Life Blog.
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Christian approach to willfully unvaccinated. Leave them to their fate! (Wed, 28 Jul 2021)
Rather than fighting about personal rights vs public health there is a Christian answer Jesus gives to his followers obviating this prominent protracted conflict about COVID-19 vaccination. Leave the willfully unvaccinated to their fate. Although a little more than 50% of the adult population has voluntarily chosen to be vaccinated in most of the United … Continue reading "Christian approach to willfully unvaccinated. Leave them to their fate!" The post Christian approach to willfully unvaccinated. Leave them to their fate! appeared first on Professor Tony Magana Neurosurgery and Life Blog.
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Ethiopia has committed genocide and turned Tigray into a concentration camp (Tue, 27 Jul 2021)
The government of Ethiopia while claiming a law enforcement operation has committed genocide to the people of Tigray and turned Tigray into a concentration camp. What is the definition of a concentration camp? According to the highly respected encyclopedia Britannica a concentration camp is “defined as an internment centre for political prisoners and members of … Continue reading "Ethiopia has committed genocide and turned Tigray into a concentration camp" The post Ethiopia has committed genocide and turned Tigray into a concentration camp appeared first on Professor Tony Magana Neurosurgery and Life Blog.
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Abiy Ahmed and Internal Colonialism in Ethiopia (Mon, 26 Jul 2021)
Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia and head of his self created Prosperity Party, to many rather than bringing a new vision which encourages development of a universally accepted national unity has instead re-aggravated old flames. His inability to escape internal colonialism, a recurring theme in Ethiopian politics, may be the straw that broke the … Continue reading "Abiy Ahmed and Internal Colonialism in Ethiopia" The post Abiy Ahmed and Internal Colonialism in Ethiopia appeared first on Professor Tony Magana Neurosurgery and Life Blog.
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Theological and moral justification of the Tigray rebellion against Ethiopia (Fri, 23 Jul 2021)
The events and actions that lead up to the military conflict between the government of the regional state of Tigray and its adversaries, the Federal government of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somali mercenaries have both sides proclaiming a just cause. More than a thousand years of history and theological tradition for both Christianity and Islam about … Continue reading "Theological and moral justification of the Tigray rebellion against Ethiopia" The post Theological and moral justification of the Tigray rebellion against Ethiopia appeared first on Professor Tony Magana Neurosurgery and Life Blog.
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Addis Ababa identity vs regional identity in Ethiopia :Role in the Conflict (Thu, 22 Jul 2021)
My experience in Ethiopia has taught me that how the people of  Addis Ababa see Ethiopia is often from a much different perspective than how those in other ethnic groups living outside Addis Ababa especially those not Amhara see the country. This creation of a capital identity group versus a regional identity group plays a … Continue reading "Addis Ababa identity vs regional identity in Ethiopia :Role in the Conflict" The post Addis Ababa identity vs regional identity in Ethiopia :Role in the Conflict appeared first on Professor Tony Magana Neurosurgery and Life Blog.
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Floridians reluctance to COVID-19 immunization (Thu, 22 Jul 2021)
“You can bring a horse to water but you can’t make him drink!” A reflection on Florida’s #COVID-19 Crisis and reluctance to vaccination So yesterday I am in my local Walmart store in Florida which has become the new town square of suburban America. Every five minutes the speaker system throughout the large superstore is … Continue reading "Floridians reluctance to COVID-19 immunization" The post Floridians reluctance to COVID-19 immunization appeared first on Professor Tony Magana Neurosurgery and Life Blog.
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Ethiopia has always been an empire not a nation for the Tigray (Mon, 19 Jul 2021)
Introduction Recently the world was stunned when the very small region of Tigray managed to retake most of its territory back from the federal forces of the Ethiopian national government who has one of the largest armies in Africa. To those who know the past 100 years this is not so surprising. A look at … Continue reading "Ethiopia has always been an empire not a nation for the Tigray" The post Ethiopia has always been an empire not a nation for the Tigray appeared first on Professor Tony Magana Neurosurgery and Life Blog.
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