Dr. Dzifa Dey

(Dr. Dzifa Dey - SMD)


Bio: Dr Dey is a consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital and Lecturer at the University of Ghana, School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a pioneer of the first rheumatology clinic in Ghana she started in 2009 and Director of The Rheumatology Initiative TRI.

Her drive to study Medical education stems from a dearth of equivalent professional programs to produce well-trained medical educators needed to service the ever growing need for teachers as more medical schools spring up to meet the need for more doctors.

Medical education is witnessing a worldwide movement toward innovation in medical education programs to suit the changing needs of students and the populace, with a drive to excellence and recognition by international agencies and institutions.

She believes it is in the long term interest of the College to set up this office of medical education to provide academic leadership for the departments, promotion of staff collaboration, fostering career development of the staff and establishing local, regional and international links.

Married with three children, her hobbies include reading, cooking, discovering new restaurants and poetry.



  • MSc in Rheumatology, Kings College London

  • Fogarty/New York University Cardiovascular research fellow

  • Fellow: West African and Ghana Colleges of Physicians

  • Clinical and Research Fellowship: University College London Hospitals

  • Royal College of Physicians Speciality Certificate in Rheumatology

  • Certificate EULAR online course in Rheumatology


  • Lecturer: School of Medicine and Dentistry University of Ghana

  • Head of Rheumatology Unit: Korle bu Teaching Hospital

  • Training and Research Lead: Department of Medicine, Korle bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana

  • Training Coordinator West African and Ghana Colleges of Physicians

  • Founder and Director: The Rheumatology Initiative

  • Member: American College of Rheumatology

  • Member: African League against Rheumatism