Alvan Ukachukwu, MD, MSc.GH.
Dr. Ukachukwu is a Research Scholar with DGNN. He is a Nigerian-trained neurosurgeon who recently completed an MSc. in Global Health at the Duke Global Health Institute. His research project was on ‘Fulfilling the Specialist Neurosurgical Workforce Needs in Africa: A SWOT Analysis of Training Programs and Projection Towards 2030’. Alvan was naturally attracted to DGNN because of his background experience as a neurosurgeon, as well as the group’s extensive work on neurosurgical capacity building in Uganda and other LMICs. He is passionate about increasing the neurosurgical workforce in LMICs through training and capacity expansion.