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

Will Abiy Ahmed’s Faustian Bargain bring an end to Ethiopia? (Sun, 26 Sep 2021)
  The Faustian bargain struck by Abiy Ahmed has cost the destruction of hundreds of thousands of lives, the economy, and the political unity of Ethiopia. The last of which is likely gone forever.  Famine, displacement, isolation, economic disaster, hostility with neighboring countries, and almost comprehensive strife between many factions and ethnicities is the reality of … Continue reading "Will Abiy Ahmed’s Faustian Bargain bring an end to Ethiopia?" The post Will Abiy Ahmed’s Faustian Bargain bring an end to Ethiopia? appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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The Tigray are following war ethics of the African Saint Augustine (Sat, 25 Sep 2021)
A North African Bishop some 1,600 years ago would write about how and when Christians have the right under their faith to battle in war. He later lived in Rome while it was under constant threat of attack by pagan tribes in the 5th century AD.  Saint Augustine of Hippo has been widely recognized by … Continue reading "The Tigray are following war ethics of the African Saint Augustine" The post The Tigray are following war ethics of the African Saint Augustine appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Finance Minister declares peace talks are the only way to economic survival of Ethiopia (Fri, 24 Sep 2021)
In a major break from Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed’s stance that no negotiations will be done with the “terrorist” Tigray National State government Ethiopia’s Finance Minister Eyob Tekalign this week announced that the guns should be silenced and peace negotiations begun to return to the path of prosperity. Mr. Tekalign and Ethiopia’s economy are in … Continue reading "Finance Minister declares peace talks are the only way to economic survival of Ethiopia" The post Finance Minister declares peace talks are the only way to economic survival of Ethiopia appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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The experience of hundreds of foreigners trapped in Tigray who has listened to them? (Thu, 23 Sep 2021)
The USA policy on dealing with Ethiopia Tigray conflict and humanitarian crisis is at least partly based upon the testimony of hundreds of foreign passport holders who were trapped in Tigray. Meanwhile the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission has ignored them. At the time of the onset of the Ethiopia Tigray conflict in November 2020 there … Continue reading "The experience of hundreds of foreigners trapped in Tigray who has listened to them?" The post The experience of hundreds of foreigners trapped in Tigray who has listened to them? appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Ethiopia must face both its military and economic failure (Wed, 22 Sep 2021)
A complete collapse of the Ethiopian economy comes closer to reality each passing day. The calamity this would bring in terms of literally total loss of human necessities for survival for most Ethiopians may ultimately be the cause for an end to the war. Will the Ethiopia Tigray conflict end due to peace talks, military … Continue reading "Ethiopia must face both its military and economic failure" The post Ethiopia must face both its military and economic failure appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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The unholy alliance of religious Ethiopia with anti-religious Eritrea (Tue, 21 Sep 2021)
The paradoxical alliance of Abiy Ahmed and his religious supporters with the anti-religion regime of Eritrea’s Esaias Afwerki. Look at any survey ranking the world’s countries in religious observance and its importance in daily life and you will usually find Ethiopia near the top. Yet Abiy Ahmed has put together an unholy alliance with avowed … Continue reading "The unholy alliance of religious Ethiopia with anti-religious Eritrea" The post The unholy alliance of religious Ethiopia with anti-religious Eritrea appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Ethiopia and Eritrea use Orthodox mystical beliefs to create fear and justify genocide (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
Religious leaders, Esaias, and Abiy Ahmed together created a cruel plan for genocide incorporating common Ethiopian Orthodox Church folklore and belief of the Tigray people. The human atrocities committed by Eritreans and Ethiopians on the people of Tigray were part of a deeper psychological warfare to encourage Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers to commit atrocity while … Continue reading "Ethiopia and Eritrea use Orthodox mystical beliefs to create fear and justify genocide" The post Ethiopia and Eritrea use Orthodox mystical beliefs to create fear and justify genocide appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Failure to foster a multicultural society dooms Ethiopia as a single nation (Sun, 19 Sep 2021)
Today what we see happening in Ethiopia is just another example of how forced assimilation without real benefit to the assimilated can lead to tragedy and de-evolution of society. My view of what the UN Secretary General said is that he and other world leaders now realize that Ethiopia will never return to what it … Continue reading "Failure to foster a multicultural society dooms Ethiopia as a single nation" The post Failure to foster a multicultural society dooms Ethiopia as a single nation appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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