Prof. Mrs. Gladys Amponsah is a Professor of Anaesthesia and a former Vice Dean of the School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast. She also doubled as the Head of Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management at the School of Medical Sciences.
Prof. Mrs. Amponsah has served as an Independent Director at Intravenous Infusions PLC since July 2, 2014. Before then, she was an Alternate Director of the Company from February 1999. She was formerly at the University of Ghana Medical School as a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department. She was an Examiner of the West African College of Surgeons and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has considerable Board experience in the field of medicine and her periodic advice on the changes in the medical field has been significant in the deliberations of the Board.
She has served on a number of Boards and Committees, both within and outside Ghana. She has been a member of the Physician Assistants’ Committee of the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana since October 2017. She is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and a foundation Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
She was honoured with a Meritorious Award as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra in December 2013. She was honoured by the 1987 and 1997 graduation classes of the University of Ghana Medical School in 2017 for her contribution towards their medical training. She has also received a citation from the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences for her enormous contribution during her tenure as Dean. The Institute of Directors – Ghana conferred on her an honorary award in recognition of her leadership qualities demonstrated over many years in November 2019. A plaque was recently presented to her by the West African College of Surgeons as a former Country Representative in recognition of her selfless service and contributions to the growth and upliftment of the West African College of Surgeons.
She has a number of professional publications including a textbook to her credit. Prof. Mrs. Amponsah holds MB-CHB, a degree in medicine, from the University of Ghana and FRCA, a postgraduate degree in Anaesthesia, from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, England. She is also a member of professional bodies such as Ghana Anaesthetists Society.
Prof. Mrs. Amponsah is currently the Head of Department of the BSc Anaesthesia Programme and part-time Lecturer at the School of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge.The School has recently trained 15 international students from Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Yemen. All 15 obtained the Diploma in Anaesthesia out of which 14 students went on to obtain the BSc Anaesthesia degree from the University of Cape Coast.
She was elected a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in December 2019 and was inducted in November 2020. She is currently serving on two committees of the Academy: the Facilities Management Committee and Prizes and Awards Committee. She delivered her Inaugural Lecture on 24th March, 2022 at the auditorium of the Academy. The title of the lecture was “Pain; bane of mankind”.