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West Africa Institute for Liver and Digestive Diseases
West Africa Institute of Liver and Digestive Diseases

About Us

The West Africa Institute for Liver and Digestive Diseases Foundation (WAILD Foundation Inc.) is registered in Ghana and the United States as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation. Team members have clinical and research expertise in liver and digestive diseases, including viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, peptic ulcer disease, infectious diarrhea and cancers of the liver, , pancreas and biliary tract. The team’s expertise also includes laboratory medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, public health, research, business administration and process engineering. We collaborate with the healthcare community, the private sector and governmental institutions to improve health outcomes.

Board of Directors

Lewis Roberts, MD, MB, ChB, PhD – President
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD – Vice President
Houston Methodist Hospital; Liver Associates of Texas, PA

Mitchell “Mitch” Mah’moud, MD, DTh, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD –Treasurer
Duke University, Durham, NC


Philip Adjei, MD – Member
Northshore Center Gastroenterology, Libertyville, IL

Thomas D. Amankonah, MD – Member
Tulane Health System, New Orleans, LA

Yaw Asare-Aboagye, DVM, MS – Member
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Nairobi, Kenya

Faizal Z. Asumda, MD – Member
Medical College of George, Augusta, GA

Bubu Banini, MD, PhD – Member
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Bubu Banini, MD, PhD – Member
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Kwaku Baryeh, PhD – Member
University of Utah & ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

Kim Clouser, BSN, RN – Member
Texas Health Huguley Surgery Center, Burleson, TX

Francis D. Dickson, MD – Member
Nova Surgery Center, Accra, Ghana

Alicia Scharles Konadu, MD – Member
Advent Health, Fort Worth, TX

Kofi Nuako, MD – Member
Advanced Gastroenterology, Union City, TN

Robert Nunoo, MD – Member
WakeMed Cary Hospital, Clare, MI

Lily Ayodele Roberts, MS – Member
Stanford University, San Francisco, CA

Jecinta Scott, MD – Member
Exact Sciences Corporation, Blaine, MN

Kaku So-Armah, PhD – Member
Boston University, Boston, MA

Nana K. Wiafe-Ababio, PharmD – Member
Takeda, Houston, TX