Dr George Galliwango

Friend, Surgeon
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Uganda

picture-20I currently work at CORSU rehabilitation hospital as a Plastic & reconstructive surgeon together with Dr Hodges.
I got interested in Plastic and reconstructive surgery before joining Medical school in a rather fortuitous way. I met a group of Dutch plastic surgeons visiting several Ugandan hospitals, operating on post burns contractures, and after a day of observing, decided to pursue a career in Plastic & reconstructive surgery. That was in 1997. I completed MBChB at Makerere University and did a year at the busy surgical department of Lacor hospital, in Northern Uganda. Whilst there, a retired general surgeon told me of Dr Andrew Hodges who was intending to come back to Uganda with a vision to train Plastic surgeons in Uganda. It was a God-send opportunity I did not miss. I took the MCS –ECSA (Member of College of Surgeons), after which I trained mainly under Dr Hodges together with several visiting Plastic surgeons. I also completed several clinical attachments and courses in the UK, leading to successfully passing the examinations for the award of Fellow in Plastic surgery of the COSECSA (college of surgeons of east, central & southern Africa). The overseas training and essential equipment was made possible through funding by Interface Uganda and the BAPS overseas trainee programme.
I am married to Solome and we have a son, Ian, and a daughter, Elaine.