Dr. George William Galiwango

Dr. George Galiwango is an expert in cleft surgery, microsurgery, orthopedic surgery, post-burn reconstruction, hypospadias surgery, and head and neck surgery.

Dr. George is passionate about using therapeutic practice to provide hope and restore functional and aesthetic well-being. He is currently the Director of the CORSU Rehabilitation Hospital’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

With this as my guiding concept, I dedicated my career to providing hope and restoring functional and aesthetic well-being through clinical treatment.

I am a self-motivated and self-driven Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with extensive experience and a proven track record of great service delivery in the following areas:

Cleft Surgery

Post Burn Reconstruction
Paediatric Plastic Surgery
Microsurgery

Hypospadias Surgery
Head And Neck Surgery
Ortho-Plastic Surgery

He is not just a dedicated and caring physician, but he also takes delight in mentoring Uganda’s future plastic surgeons.

I have a reputation as the Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CORSU Rehabilitation Hospital for bringing together a cohesive, patient-centered team. My ability to use cutting-edge ideas to develop processes, streamline procedures, raise productivity, and identify innovative cost-effective solutions through the adoption of lean initiatives has boosted my career significantly. I am a dynamic team-builder and hands-on leader who approaches problem-solving, conflict resolution, and consensus-building with an open and pragmatic mindset.

 

I am an articulate public speaker who is capable of conveying knowledge to a wide range of audiences. I’ve contributed to a number of publications and spoken at conferences where I was invited to speak to colleagues and members of various communities.

As a mentor and clinical educator for young plastic surgeons in Uganda, an executive coach with substantial one-on-one and team coaching expertise. Passionate about demonstrating impact through innovation that leverages and converts opportunities and networks!

As an honorary senior lecturer in the department of Surgery at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, I have been actively involved in clinical and didactic instruction of Masters students in Plastic Surgery (Mbarara University of Science and Technology) for the past 7 years.

In collaboration with changing Faces and SmileTrain, spearheading ongoing efforts at CORSU with international partners in cleft care.

 

 

George William Galiwango Education

COSECSA | The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa
Degree Name FCS(Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)- ECSA

Field Of Study Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Grade Higher Surgical Trainee
Dates attended or expected graduation 2005 – 2008

Activities and Societies: Fellow, College of Surgeons Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
COSECSA | The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa
Degree Name MCS Field Of Study General Surgery Grade B asic Surgical Trainee
Dates attended or expected graduation2003 – 2005

Activities and Societies: Member, College of Surgeons Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
Makerere University, Medical School
Degree Name MBChB Field Of Study Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Dates attended or expected graduation1998 – 2003

George William Galiwango Experience

Council Member, National Council of Sports
Uganda National Council of Sports
Feb 2019 – Present
Employment Duration2 yrs 8 mos

CORSU Rehabilitation Hospital
CORSU Rehabilitation Hospital
Total Duration12 yrs 9 mos
TitleHead, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery
Full-time
Jun 2014 – Present
Employment Duration7 yrs 4 mos
LocationUganda
I leverage my skills to engage my services as Clinical head and specialist surgeon in the Dept of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery where I bear full charge and responsibility for a wide range of reconstructive procedures including:
Cleft Surgery
Burns Reconstructive Surgery
Paediatric plastic surgery
Ortho-plastic Surgery
Microsurgery
Mandibular Reconstruction
Hand Surgery
Maxillofacial Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery

Key Contributions:
Establishing efficient workflow processes and streamlined protocols
Leading a comprehensive cleft care team.
Authorizing and executing various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient conditions.
Conducting and supporting research.
Regularly undertaking limb salvage procedures utilising microsurgical techniques.
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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Full-time
Jan 2009 – Present
Employment Duration12 yrs 9 mos
LocationKisubi, Uganda
A member of a growing team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons at busy reconstructive hospital.

Key Contributions:
• Provided clinical oversight, strategic direction, and managerial support to the multidisciplinary teams in the hospital whilst head of the department.
• Outlined work plans, and developed protocols.
Teaching and mentoring of trainee surgeons.
• Conducted and supported clinical research
• Run 2 clinics a week, with 3 operating lists a week, including a dedicated microsurgery case
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COSECSA | The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa
Fellow, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
COSECSA | The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa
Dec 2008 – Present
Employment Duration12 yrs 10 mos
I exhibit exceptional plastic & reconstructive surgical skills as a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East, Southern &Central Africa (COSECSA).
Mbarara University of Science & Technology; Dept of Surgery
Honorary Senior lecturer
Mbarara University of Science & Technology; Dept of Surgery Contract
Jan 2012 – Dec 2020
Employment Duration9 yrs
Taught, examined, and supervised postgraduate students on the Masters in Medicine Plastic & Reconstructive surgery programme.

Key Contributions:

• Set and marked approved examinations
• Collaborated, planned and implemented a vocational curriculum with other training institutions.
• Taught and mentored students.
• Reviewed the curriculum of the MMed Plastic surgery programme in 2017.
• Supervised 8 dissertations
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St Mary’s Hospital, Lacor
Medical Officer
St Mary’s Hospital, Lacor Full-time
Sep 2004 – Oct 2005
Employment Duration1 yr 2 mos
LocationLacor, Gulu, Uganda
As Medical Officer on the surgical department, I bore full charge and responsibility for the initial assessment of new patients and handling of emergencies in the unit.

Key Contributions:
Improved emergency care of surgical patients in the post-war period.
• Managed the administrative process of patients’ discharge in-patient services, and patient follow-ups.
• Resolved patient cases with fewer follow-ups, immediately impacting patient satisfaction.
• Supervised the quality of services by quickly resolving patient grievances and complaints.
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Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala
Medical Intern: Department of Paediatrics & Child Health | Department of General Surgery
Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala Full-time
Jul 2003 – Jul 2004
Employment Duration1 yr 1 mo
I engaged my practical skills to provide clinical assessment, diagnostic investigations, and evaluations to the patients of Mulago National Referral Hospital whilst learning to be a doctor.

Dr George William Galiwango Certifications and License

International Fellow
Issuing authorityCanadian Society of Plastic Surgeons

Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or licenseIssued Jun 2017No Expiration Date

AO CMF
Member
Issuing authorityAO CMF

Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or licenseIssued Mar 2017No Expiration Date

Credential IdentifierCredential ID 100218495

Uganda Medical & Dental Practitioners Council
Specialist Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon
Issuing authorityUganda Medical & Dental Practitioners Council

Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or licenseIssued Jan 2009No Expiration Date

COSECSA | The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa
Fellow
Issuing authorityCOSECSA | The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa

Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or licenseIssued Dec 2008No Expiration Date

COSECSA | The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa
Member
Issuing authorityCOSECSA | The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa

Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or licenseIssued 2005No Expiration Date

Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
Full Medical Practising License
Issuing authorityUganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council

Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or licenseIssued Aug 2003No Expiration Date

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
Temporary Practicing License
Issuing authorityKenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council

Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or licenseIssued Oct 2019Expired Dec 2019

International Society of Burn Injuries
Member, International Society of Burn Injuries
Issuing authorityInternational Society of Burn Injuries

Issued date and, if applicable, expiration date of the certification or licenseIssued 2015Expired 2016

Dr George William Galiwango Awards and Publications

  1. Delayed primary palatal closure in resource-poor countries: Speech results in Ugandan older children and young adults with cleft (lip and) palate (2017)
  2. Short-term effect of short, intensive speech therapy on articulation and resonance in Ugandan patients with cleft (lip and) palate (2015)
  3. Challenges in global microsurgery: A six year review of outcomes at an East African hospital (2015)
  4. Impact of Early Synchronous Lip and Palatal Repair on Speech (2014)

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