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Professor Samuel Ramsewak

Professor Samuel Ramsewak

PROFESSOR SAMUEL RAMSEWAK
MB BS DGO FRCOG FACOG MD CMT

DEAN, FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
ST. AUGUSTINE
TRINIDAD
WEST INDIES

deanfms@sta.uwi.edu
ssramsewak@gmail.com

Professor Samuel Ramsewak is a national of Trinidad and Tobago and received his early schooling there.

His university education in medicine began at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and then in Trinidad, graduating with the MB BS degree in 1977, receiving Honors in Pathology and Microbiology and the Prize in Community Medicine.

Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology followed in Sheffield and Manchester, United Kingdom, where he worked as Commonwealth Research Fellow at the Jessop Hospital for Women, a world-renowned center for Reproductive Medicine. He was admitted to Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1983, and then invited to Fellowship of the College in 1996. He is also Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

His research interests are in reproductive medicine, in-vitro fertilization and in infectious diseases, notably chlamydia trachomatis. His graduate degree (MD by research) was conducted on the study of chlamydia trachomatis and abnormal reproductive function, specifically the detection of the Chlamydia organism in fresh tissues of ectopic pregnancy and in the tubes of infertile women by PCR.

His administrative experience includes service as Deputy Dean, then as Head of Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences and now as Dean. The latter post requires the supervision of all five Schools of the Faculty which consists of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Advanced Nursing and Pharmacy. The annual intake in Medicine is approximately 200 and the student population is approximately 1500.

He is a founding member of the Gynaecological and Obstetrical Society of Trinidad and Tobago, and having served as President of the Organsation, was the Scientific Secretary of the Joint Scientific Meeting of the Royal

College of Ob/Gyn (UK) held in Trinidad in 1996. This was widely acclaimed as a milestone achievement for all medical societies in the Caribbean.

He was also Scientific Secretary of the Royal College International Postgraduate Meeting held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Trinidad in April 2009.

He was a full time member of the KLM Cordettes Steel Orchestra (1966 – 19732 while still attending high school. He specialised in the high bass (4 drums) and percussion and played at the National Steelband Festival in 1969 when his band captured the First Prize in the unsponsored band category. He was also a member of the UWI (Jamaica) Steel Orchestra (1972-1974), playing the double-second.

He was awarded the Chaconia Medal which is a National Honor by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, for contributions to Medicine in his country.

Other awards include the award in 2001, by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, for Distinguished Service, and the Annual Research Award of the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association in 2005.

He is married to Sherry and they have one daughter, who is currently a medical student in her second year of study.