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 Magaña

The ongoing effects on women’s health by the continued Tigray siege (Thu, 11 Aug 2022)
My prospective as a long time researcher, teacher, and physician at Mekelle University on the effect of the Tigray war and subsequent siege on women’s health  Just prior to the invasion of Tigray by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces we know that Tigray had one of the highest rates of medically assisted childbirth in Ethiopia likely … Continue reading "The ongoing effects on women’s health by the continued Tigray siege" The post The ongoing effects on women’s health by the continued Tigray siege appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Poor planning causes Ethiopian public hospitals to severely lack medical devices (Sun, 24 Jul 2022)
A new published study shows the vast majority of Ethiopian public hospitals fail to have the basic required medical devices necessary to provide medical care according to WHO standards. Even worse most of these hospitals and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health have no plans to improve on this serious shortcoming.  The study was published by … Continue reading "Poor planning causes Ethiopian public hospitals to severely lack medical devices" The post Poor planning causes Ethiopian public hospitals to severely lack medical devices appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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ENDF sent Somali and Eritrean wounded fighters to unknown fate (Sat, 25 Jun 2022)
We witnessed Somali and Eritrean mercenaries as casualties in Mekelle during the Ethiopian Tigray conflict.  We know that instead of being allowed to stay in Ayder Hospital, transferred to the local military hospital, or to Amhara instead they ultimately disappeared after a transfer to a stadium.  Many Somali mothers whose young men where taken by … Continue reading "ENDF sent Somali and Eritrean wounded fighters to unknown fate" The post ENDF sent Somali and Eritrean wounded fighters to unknown fate appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Everyday the future grows dimmer for Ethiopia (Mon, 20 Jun 2022)
Everyday there are growing reports of extrajudicial killing in just about every region of Ethiopia. Clearly the population diffusely throughout the country has no faith in the government. While Abiy Ahmed makes international trips to get his picture taken with various foreigners this does not hide the lack of solidarity rising in Ethiopia. His lies … Continue reading "Everyday the future grows dimmer for Ethiopia" The post Everyday the future grows dimmer for Ethiopia appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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For Eritrean youth most have no future but unending military conscription (Sun, 05 Jun 2022)
A funeral procession for Eritrean soldiers who died fighting in the Tigray invasion points to the way young peoples future is wholly decided by the government. Human Rights Watch research finds that most Eritreans have to go through compulsory military service with many  “spending their entire working lives at the service of the government in … Continue reading "For Eritrean youth most have no future but unending military conscription" The post For Eritrean youth most have no future but unending military conscription appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Political chameleon morally bereft Abiy Ahmed cannot bring Ethiopia peace (Tue, 31 May 2022)
Is Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed taking a cue from previous Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ang San Suu Kyi, who herself became immersed in controversy when she appeared to have compromised with military generals in Myanmar rather then stand up against the oppression of the Rohingya? The history of Abiy Ahmed since he took power … Continue reading "Political chameleon morally bereft Abiy Ahmed cannot bring Ethiopia peace" The post Political chameleon morally bereft Abiy Ahmed cannot bring Ethiopia peace appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Wounded fighters for Ethiopia were ill treated by their own government (Sat, 28 May 2022)
The treatment of war injured Ethiopian National Defense Force soldiers and their allies speaks volumes about Abiy Ahmed’s philosophy regarding the value of the common person. As much as possible Ethiopia wanted to portray the military action taken in Tigray as having few causalities or blood shed. They wanted to hide the fact that many … Continue reading "Wounded fighters for Ethiopia were ill treated by their own government" The post Wounded fighters for Ethiopia were ill treated by their own government appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Growing opposition against Abiy Ahmed predicts likely country collapse (Fri, 27 May 2022)
The coalition Abiy Ahmed hastily constructed to consolidate power in Ethiopia seems to be collapsing at a rapid rate. In a not unexpected paradox diaspora supporters of Abiy Ahmed’s military actions and civil rights violations against Tigray and Oromo peoples actions against are now complaining that such actions are illegal when applied to the Amhara. … Continue reading "Growing opposition against Abiy Ahmed predicts likely country collapse" The post Growing opposition against Abiy Ahmed predicts likely country collapse appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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