Dr. Felix Bongomin, a Lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine at Gulu University has been ranked top Aspergillosis expert in Africa according to the latest Medical expert ranking Website, Experts Scape.
Aspergillosis is a group of disorders caused by a common mould (fungus ) called Aspergillus and usually affect patients with chronic lung diseases like previously treated tuberculosis and those with cancers.
The website that publishes names of experts after every 10 years has ranked him the best in the region based on his publication of 46 articles on fungal diseases.
Dr Felix Kaducu, the Dean Faculty of Medicine at Gulu University said the development justifies the right path the faculty is taking in ensuring that the knowledge is trickled down for the betterment of the community.
“This has to be on record that Dr. Bongomin is an alumnus of Gulu University. His first Bachelors of Medicine and surgery was from here in 2014 and we are super proud of him,” said Kaducu.
Gulu University Vice-Chancellor Prof.Openjuru George Ladaah joined in congratulating the young scholar with emphasis that all academic staff should work hard as a standard in publishing academic articles and getting international academic recognition.
“Congratulations to Dr. Felix Bongomin for the great work, this is the way all staff must take because it improves both their profile and that of the University,” said Prof.Openjuru.
Felix Joined Gulu University in October 2018 after working as a research associate in the University of Manchester, UK.
He has published over 45 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, including clinical infectious diseases and Book chapters in the areas of fungal diseases.
He has researched extensively in the areas of aspergillosis complicating treated tuberculosis, cryptococcal meningitis and histoplasmosis in advanced HIV disease.
Felix is an advocate for better care of patients suffering from fungal diseases currently apart from teaching he is also an associate editor of leading internal journals notably BMC Pulmonary Medicine and Mycoses.