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

Cruel irony of Ethiopia celebrating Epiphany after the Axum massacre (Tue, 18 Jan 2022)
A special role of the Tigray in Ethiopian Christian history is evident today which is the eve of the Epiphany.  According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church calendar the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist will be celebrated in a two festival.  On the first day, Ketera (meaning  blocking of waters for celebration) traditionally … Continue reading "Cruel irony of Ethiopia celebrating Epiphany after the Axum massacre" The post Cruel irony of Ethiopia celebrating Epiphany after the Axum massacre appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Ultimate hypocrisy of Ethiopia saying drone attacks on civilians cannot be justified (Tue, 18 Jan 2022)
In recent weeks almost 200 innocent Tigray civilians including women and children have been killed by drones under the command of the Ethiopian government. Yet today in a statement of egregious blasphemy the Ethiopian government sent a letter to a supplier of the deadly drones, United Arab  Emirates after they suffered a drone attack from … Continue reading "Ultimate hypocrisy of Ethiopia saying drone attacks on civilians cannot be justified" The post Ultimate hypocrisy of Ethiopia saying drone attacks on civilians cannot be justified appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Poor 2022 cereal crop forecasts for Tigray means worse famine (Sun, 16 Jan 2022)
The forecast for growing cereal crops (teff, sorghum, maze, and wheat) in Tigray and Ethiopia in 2022 is poor for Tigray and questionable  for Northern Ethiopia due to below average rainfall predictions based upon meteorological data and satellite sensors. Tigray cannot grow enough food to escape famine without receiving food aid. Normally there is a … Continue reading "Poor 2022 cereal crop forecasts for Tigray means worse famine" The post Poor 2022 cereal crop forecasts for Tigray means worse famine appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Abiy Ahmed has not improved health, education, living standards for Ethiopians (Sat, 15 Jan 2022)
Unfortunately those who think Ethiopia under Abiy Ahmed has been transformed into the mythical state of “Wakanda” are suffering delusions of grandeur. For most Ethiopians health, education, and standards of living remain at the bottom of the barrel even for Africa. Abiy Ahmed and his supporters tout Ethiopian progress into a modern democratic state linked … Continue reading "Abiy Ahmed has not improved health, education, living standards for Ethiopians" The post Abiy Ahmed has not improved health, education, living standards for Ethiopians appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Amhara Orthodox theology of economia allows ruthless war of starvation and killing (Fri, 14 Jan 2022)
The world is disgusted at the malevolent indifference of Abiy Ahmed and the Ethiopian government to the starvation and torment constantly applied to the innocent Tigray population. The world must understand the origin of a twisted blasphemous manifest destiny of Amharic domination that began with the death of Yohannes IV the last Tigray Emperor of … Continue reading "Amhara Orthodox theology of economia allows ruthless war of starvation and killing" The post Amhara Orthodox theology of economia allows ruthless war of starvation and killing appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Abiy Ahmed leadership is unacceptable says Nobel Peace Prize Committee (Thu, 13 Jan 2022)
Today the Nobel Prize committee said Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has a “special responsibility to end the conflict and contribute to peace” in Ethiopia where Tigray remains under a complete blockade.  About the current situation in Tigray they added “The humanitarian situation is very serious, and it … Continue reading "Abiy Ahmed leadership is unacceptable says Nobel Peace Prize Committee" The post Abiy Ahmed leadership is unacceptable says Nobel Peace Prize Committee appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Ethiopia talking to USA now because economically has no choice (Mon, 10 Jan 2022)
The Ethiopian Prime Minister is talking to the United States after a period of defiant silence because Ethiopia’s economic survival is threatened. Ethiopia cannot survive economically and continue the Tigray war indefinitely. Take a class in basic economics about nations and you quickly learn about “gun vs butter”. All nations need both. Now Abiy Ahmed … Continue reading "Ethiopia talking to USA now because economically has no choice" The post Ethiopia talking to USA now because economically has no choice appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Biden tells Ethiopia what is necessary to restore USA relations (Mon, 10 Jan 2022)
The discussion today between US President Joe Biden and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Amed has not resulted in any immediate appreciable change but clearly points to some inescapable realities. Abiy Ahmed and his Prosperity Party now understand moving totally away from Western democracies is not the best path for developing Ethiopia. At the same time … Continue reading "Biden tells Ethiopia what is necessary to restore USA relations" The post Biden tells Ethiopia what is necessary to restore USA relations appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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