Dr Arthur Kwizera

Dr. Arthur Kwizera is a Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive care at Makerere University College of Health Sciences and a staff intensivist at the Mulago National Referral Hospital Intensive care unit. He has a bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBChB) and Master of Medicine in Anaesthesia and critical care from Makerere University. He obtained further critical care training from university of British Columbia in Canada. He is part of international collaborations looking at acute care in resource-limited settings with particular emphasis on sepsis management and anaesthesia/intensive care education. He has authored/co-authored a number of publications in this field. His research is centered on epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of acute organ dysfunction and corresponding life support interventions in low resource settings. For this PhD fellowship his focus is on Acute Lung disease with a particular emphasis on Acute Respiratory Failure (ARF) and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). He has conducted some work on genomics of ARF, but now wants to further determine the microbiology of ARF/ARDS as well as explore novel low cost strategies to manage acute respiratory failure in the Ugandan (and African) acute care setting.