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Timothy Kien Amukele, MD PhD

Medical Director, Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration Core Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Pathology
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Titles

  • Medical Director, Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration Core Laboratory
  • Co-Investigator, Johns Hopkins Malawi Clinical Trials Unit
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology

Centers & Institutes

  • Johns Hopkins Malawi Clinical Trials Unit

Expertise

Pathology

Research Interests

Quality of clinical laboratories in sub-Saharan Africa; Non-communicable diseases in sub-Sarharan Africa

Biography

Dr. Timothy Amukele is an assistant professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise includes pathology. Dr. Amukele serves as the medical director for the Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration Core Laboratory in Kampala, Uganda. He is also a laboratory co-investigator for the Johns Hopkins Malawi Clinical Trials Unit in Blantyre, Malawi.

His research interests include clinical laboratories and chronic diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Dr. Amukele earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in clinical pathology and performed a fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Dr. Amukele is the associate director for clinical pathology programs for Pathologists Overseas Inc. He serves as a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology.

Languages

  • English
  • French

Memberships

Diplomate, American Board of Pathology

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Univ ( Bronx NY) (2006)

    Residencies

    • University of Washington Medical Center / Clinical Pathology ( Seattle WA) (2009)

    Fellowships

    • University of Washington Medical Center ( Seattle WA) (2010)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Pathology / Clinical Pathology (2009)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Amukele's research interests are twofold: clinical laboratories and chronic diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). His goal is to drive the conversation about both issues by studying, documenting and publicizing the facts, including:

    1. How many clinical labs are there?
    2. What is the quality of the work these labs do?
    3. How much do they charge for their tests?
    4. Are people getting value for the money being invested?
    5. What is the profile of individuals with kidney disease in SSA?

    He has created a laboratory quality assurance that has been deployed in Eritrea, Bhutan, Uganda and Malawi. He aims to create a system of laboratory quality assurance that produces measurable results in settings without financial or regulatory incentives.

    He's interested in studying the etiology of chronic disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa is especially attractive for elucidating disease mechanisms because it is the most genetically diverse region in the world, and reflects the biological and physical conditions where modern humans evolved. Current projects include: epidemiology and etiology of acute kidney injury in ambulatory patients in Kampala; and epidemiology and etiology of acute kidney injury in ambulatory patients in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

    Selected Publications

    1. Schroeder LF, Amukele T. "Medical laboratories in sub-saharan Africa that meet international quality standards." Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Jun;141(6):791-5. doi: 10.1309/AJCPQ5KTKAGSSCFN.
    2. Elbireer AM, Jackson JB, Sendagire H, Opio A, Bagenda D, Amukele TK. "The good, the bad, and the unknown: quality of clinical laboratories in Kampala, Uganda." PLoS One. 2013 May 30;8(5):e64661. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064661. Print 2013.
    3. Amukele TK, Soko D, Katundu P, Kamanga M, Sun J, Kumwenda NI, Taha TE. "Vitamin D levels in Malawian infants from birth to 24 months." Arch Dis Child. 2013 Mar;98(3):180-3. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-302377. Epub 2012 Dec 7.
    4. Amukele TK, Michael K, Hanes M, Miller RE, Jackson JB. "External quality assurance performance of clinical research laboratories in sub-saharan Africa." Am J Clin Pathol. 2012 Nov;138(5):720-3. doi: 10.1309/AJCP8PCM4JVLEEQR.
    5. Amukele TK, Baird GS, Chandler WL. "Reducing the use of coagulation test panels." Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2011 Dec;22(8):688-95. doi: 10.1097/MBC.0b013e32834b8246.
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410 955 4382
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    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
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    Department/Division

    • Pathology

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