Professor Tony Magana is a member of the Mekelle University Multidisciplinary Research Group on Neural Tube Defects in Tigray. The research group is happy to announce the publications below:
"High burden of neural tubal defects in Tigray,Northern Ethiopia: hospital-based study"PLOS November 2018
Maternal risk factors associated with neural tube defects in Tigray regional state of Ethiopia" in the Brain and Development, July 2018.
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
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.
A slide show and internet presentation given by Professor Tony Magana in McAllen, Texas in 2015 about his work in Ethiopia. It is moderated by Associate Professor Daniel Glacier from Texas A&M University, San Antonio, who was a high school classmate.
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 email@example.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.
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.
Head Injury Guide
Professor Tony Magana has created a head injury management guideline for Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia.
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.