University of Cape Coast

Dr. Sebastian Ken-Amoah is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and a Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medical Sciences, College of Health and Allied Sciences, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), Ghana. With a career spanning over two decades, he has made significant contributions to the field through his clinical expertise, scholarly pursuits and leadership endeavours.

Dr. Sebastian Ken-Amoah holds a Doctor in Medicine (MD) degree, a Specialist and Fellowship certificates in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Sciences as his main academic qualifications. Additionally, he holds a Diploma and Fellowship certificates in Minimal Access Surgery and Assisted Reproductive Technology. Dr. S. has also had numerous relevant trainings and courses. He is a Fellow of the Ghana College of Surgeons.

Beyond his medical credentials, Dr. Sebastian Ken-Amoah holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration (EMBA) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), making him a versatile professional capable of navigating the complex landscapes of healthcare and administration adeptly.

He worked in the Ghana Health Service as a Medical Officer and subsequently, as a  Senior Specialist for over a decade before joining the School of Medical Sciences, UCC. Dr Sebastian Ken-Amoah’s tenure in the Ghana Health Service was marked by dedicated service as a clinician.

At the forefront of medical research, he has made significant contributions to Obstetrics and Gynaecology, focusing on critical issues, such as cervical cancer prevention, high-risk pregnancies, gynaecological disorders and quality assurance in healthcare delivery. Dr Sebastian Ken-Amoah has over 30 publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals. He, together with his team of researchers, has won numerous grants for research, including the prestigious German Research Foundation (DFG) grant for African-German Scientific Collaboration in Public Health in 2022 for their pioneering research proposal for the establishment of a Community-Based Cervical Cancer Awareness, Screening and Treatment (COM-CAST) programme in Ghana. Dr Sebastian Ken-Amoah has collaborated on a number of research projects nationally and internationally.

He actively engages in teaching and mentoring medical students, junior doctors and resident trainees, imparting his expertise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and contributing to nurturing and developing the next generation of healthcare professionals. Dr Sebastian Ken-Amoah has considerable experience in teaching and supervising projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Beyond the confines of academia, he plays a pivotal role in the drive to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Ghana. Dr Sebastian Ken-Amoah is active in equipping healthcare professionals in both rural and urban Ghana with knowledge and skills in Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC).

He has significant leadership and administrative experience. He is the immediate past Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the School of Medical Sciences (SMS), UCC and the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital. Dr Sebastian Ken-Amoah coordinates the Oncology and Palliative Care module at SMS and serves as a core member of the management team of the Maternal Health sub-BMC of CCTH and a Lead Clinician.

He holds membership in the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana (SOGOG), International Papilloma Virus Society (IPVS) and World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS).