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Prof. Tony Shindano | Gastroenterology Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Tony Shindano, Catholic University of Bukavu, Congo

👨‍⚕️ Dr. Tony Shindano Akilimali is a seasoned Consultant Gastroenterologist and Professor at the University of Bukavu, with 19 years of experience in the medical field. He holds a PhD and Master’s in Internal Medicine, specializing in Gastroenterology. Dr. Shindano is renowned for his expertise in gastrointestinal endoscopic explorations and managing common GI disorders. He has published extensively on hepatitis and viral infections, receiving accolades such as the Young Central Africa Investigator Award. Beyond medicine, he enjoys reading, music, and mentoring. Fluent in French, English, Swahili, and Lingala, Dr. Shindano is dedicated to advancing healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 🏥📚🌍

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Educational Background 

📚 Dr. Tony Shindano Akilimali’s educational journey commenced at the Imara Institute, where he obtained his primary and secondary education certificates. He then pursued his passion for medicine, earning his medical degree from the Catholic University of Bukavu in 2004. Dr. Shindano’s academic pursuit continued with an internship in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Université Catholique de Louvain from 2005 to 2007. Later, he furthered his expertise by completing a Master’s in Internal Medicine at the University of Kinshasa from 2007 to 2011. His academic pinnacle was achieved with a Doctoral Thesis in Medicine from the Université Catholique de Louvain between 2013 and 2017. 🏥🎓


Academic Qualification 

🎓 Dr. Tony Shindano Akilimali’s academic and professional qualifications reflect his dedication to advancing medical knowledge and expertise. He holds a PhD from the Université Catholique de Louvain, accompanied by a Certificate in Medical Science Research from the same institution. His journey also includes a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the University of Kinshasa and specialized training in Gastroenterology from Université Catholique de Louvain. Dr. Shindano further honed his skills through an Advanced Endoscopy Training Course in Italy and international post-graduate training in hepato-gastroenterology in Morocco. His foundational medical degree was obtained from the Catholic University of Bukavu, solidifying his commitment to healthcare excellence. 🏥📚


Work Experience

👨‍⚕️ Dr. Tony Shindano Akilimali’s professional journey spans nearly two decades, marked by significant roles in healthcare and academia. Since 2022, he has served as a Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bukavu (UCB), contributing extensively to medical education. Notably, in 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, he led as President of the scientific sub-commission for the South Kivu committee’s response against COVID-19. Prior to his professorship, he held positions as Assistant Professor and Lecturer at UCB, while simultaneously practicing as a Specialist in Hepato-Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Shindano’s leadership extends to administrative roles, including Deputy Medical Director and President of the local medical board. His diverse experience reflects his commitment to healthcare excellence and education. 🏥📚

Awards and Honors 

🏆 Dr. Tony Shindano Akilimali’s dedication and contributions to the field of medicine were recognized with the prestigious Young Central Africa Investigator Award. He received this honor at the 14th “Journées de Gastro-Entérologie d’Afrique Francophone” in 2011, held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. This accolade highlights Dr. Shindano’s exceptional work and commitment to advancing gastroenterology research and healthcare in Central Africa. The award underscores his significant impact as a researcher and clinician, setting a standard for excellence and innovation in his field. 🌍👨‍⚕️


Research Focus

🔬 Dr. Tony Shindano Akilimali’s research focus primarily centers around viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis B and C, as well as their co-infections with HIV. His extensive body of work includes systematic reviews, case reports, and studies exploring the prevalence, risk factors, and management strategies for these infectious diseases in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Additionally, Dr. Shindano has contributed to understanding the impact of antiretroviral therapy on lipid profiles in HIV patients and investigating the efficacy of Helicobacter pylori eradication regimes. Through his research, he aims to advance knowledge and improve healthcare outcomes in his region. 🦠🔍




Tony Shindano | Gastroenterology Award | Best Researcher Award

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