Emmanuel Bekoe Larbi
Professor Emmanuel Bekoe Larbi is a retired Professor of Medicine, distinguished clinician scientist, researcher and academic par excellence. You are a consummate scholar – winning prizes from
Achimota School, where you had your secondary education in 1954 and 1958 to Distinctions in Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Ibadan Medical School in 1965. He also won the best student prize in Pharmacology in 1962 and the Sir Kofoworola Abayomi prize for best student in Medicine and Pathology.
His career spans more than 58 years, starting off as a Demonstrator in Pharmacology at the University of Ibadan’s University College Hospital through to a Research Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at the Royal Frye Hospital School of Medicine to Registrar in the Department of Medicine at the St. George’s Hospital, London attaining PhD in Pharmacology in 1970 and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1971.
From 1971 to 1984 he served in various positions, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Therapeutics and Pharmacology of the University of Ghana Medical School and Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital before leaving for Saudi Arabia. Initially to King Fahad Hospital from 1984 to 2001 and then to King Faisal University as Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine from 2001-2017 and Coordinator and Vice Dean for Quality and Development, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia 2008-2017.
In addition to a medical degree, he holds a PhD from the University of London. He also holds the MRCP (UK) diploma in Internal Medicine and professional fellowships from the Royal College of Physicians, London; the West African College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Ghana College of Physicians.
He was a key member of the trailblazing and illustrious World Health Organization Team of the seventies at the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Ghana Medical School, that laid the foundation and established the methodology and procedures (Mamprobi Survey) for assessing the population burden of emerging chronic diseases such as heart disease and cardiovascular risk factors e.g. hypertension, in the developing world. The team subsequently conducted surveys on Civil Servants, and at Danfa and other rural areas. The team was the first to raise awareness of hypertension in Ghana.
He has authored in excess of 77 papers predominantly on hypertension, stroke and other heart diseases and in drugs and therapeutics.
Professor Emmanuel Bekoe Larbi on the strength of his work and the value of your publications and contribution to knowledge on hypertension, stroke and cardiovascular diseases. he was elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences on 10 March 2022.