Senior Lecturer, Consultant Nephrologist & Non-profit Leader
BioDr. Elliot Koranteng Tannor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine of the School of Medicine and Dentistry of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a Senior Specialist Physician and Consultant Nephrologist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) and Fellow of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) after training in Cape Town, South Africa.
He is the Educational Committee Chairman of the Ghana Kidney Association (GKA) and the Chairman of the Young Nephrologists Committee of the Africa Association of Nephrology (AFRAN). He is a member of the ISN Educational Committee and part of the first cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program of the International Society of Nephrology.
He is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity with the George Washington University, championing health equity in access and management of kidney disease in Ghana. He is the Founder/CEO of Kidney Health International a local NGO promoting Kidney health in Ghana and beyond.
He has 40 research publications and written 17 educational online publications on kidney disease prevention. He is a kidney health advocate, health promoter and educates the general public about kidney disease and its prevention. He has organized free kidney health screening for over 3,000 people, set up renal management teams in 5 district hospitals in Ghana, visited over 20 radio stations, 12 television stations and 23 organized groups educating on kidney disease prevention in 4 years. He has written two books on kidney disease prevention in Ghana. He is married with four children.