Prof. Jehoram Tei Anim
Prof. Jehoram Tei Anim is a pioneer graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School in 1969, specialized in Histopathology, and also taught Pathology at the University of Ghana Medical School in 1976. He was the first medical graduate to obtain an MD from the University of Ghana. He was also the first to head the Unit of Histopathology of Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), during the early years when NMIMR mapped out the various units of the Institute from 1979 to 1983.
He was a departmental head at the department of Pathology, University of Ghana, 1981/82 during which period he introduced the preservation of departmental histopathology reports in hard-bound form, a practice which has survived to this present stage. He recruited more residents into the department in order to improve the human resource situation of Pathology in Ghana. During this period, he single-handedly carried out the teaching of undergraduates, postgraduates of other departments, pathology residents, and other allied health students, in addition to diagnostic histopathology duties and autopsies.
Prof. Anim carried out administrative duties in the Medical School, as well as Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to help in the smooth operation of the Institutions. He served as the Unit head of Anatomical Pathology at the Teaching Hospital at Al-Khobar in Saudi Arabia for several years (1986-1993). At Kuwait University, he became the Acting Chairman of the Department of Pathology on several occasions and substantive head of the Pathology Unit of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital between 1999 and 2008.
He has reviewed research grant proposals as part of an internal assessment committee for grant approval in the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, and has also reviewed research proposals of Pathology Residents as required for their Final Fellowship examinations of both the West Africa College of Physicians and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also reviewed Faculty promotion application papers for both State and non-State Tertiary Institutions in Ghana. You reviewed promotion papers for the Faculty of the University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences of the University of Cape Coast, College of Health Sciences, University of Development Studies, and Wisconsin University College, Accra.
In Kuwait, he was a member of both the Faculty of Medicine and Pathology departmental Promotion Assessment Committees and also chaired some promotion assessment committee meetings of the Faculty of Medicine of Kuwait University.
Professor Jehoram Tei Anim, on account of his accomplishments as a scholar and researcher and his contribution to the practice of Histopathology in Ghana, was elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences on 20 October 2022.