Akwasi Ahmed, MD MBA - CEO

Dr Akwasi Ahmed is currently the only vitreoretinal surgeon in the Ashanti Region and aspires to prevent retinal blindness in Ghana. After completing his medical degree, business degree, and ophthalmology residency at KNUST, he underwent subspeciatly surgical retina training at the world-renowned Aravind Eye Hospital, is a Consultant at Komfo Anokye, and runs his own successful private practice - Rods and Cones.

Arthur Brant, MD - CTO

Dr Arthur Brant is a physician, scientist, and engineer. He studied computer science at Stanford University, worked at Google as a software engineer for 6 years, and returned to Stanford to complete his medical degree. He serves as a clinical advisor for, a consultant for Google Research, and technical lead for Pr3vent blindness. He is currently an Ophthalmology resident at Stanford and is cofounder and CTO of Africa Eye Imaging Centre.


Peter Ackah, MD

Dr Peter is a vitreoretinal surgery fellow at Komfo Anokye. He is currently leading the retinopathy of prematurity reserach and additionally is a leader of the sickle cell retinopathy and school screening reserach.

Maame Temah, MD

Dr Maame is a vitreoretinal surgery fellow at Komfo Anokye. She played a pivotal role in the diabetic retinopathy projects and the school screening projects.

Obed Yeboah-Arhin, PA

Obed serves as the head of operations. Prior to Africa Eye, he practiced as a Physician Assistant, caring for patients with diabetes. He also founded his own NGO to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease. In addition to managing all employees, Obed partners with hospitals throughout Ghana to launch new diabetic and sickle cell retinopathy screening centres.

Marion Appiagyei

Marion is the head of the reserach arm at Africa Eye. She has served as both a retinal photogrpaher and a surveryer for our study on sickle cell retinopathy and has organized a large school screening study pediatric retinal diseases. Additionally, Marion currently leads research studies investigating retinopathy of prematurity for premature infants.

Gyasi Kuffour

Gyasi is the senior retinal photographer at Africa Eye. He originally led the Tanoso screening centre and now leads the Suntreso collaboration. He has photographed over 1000 eyes and on track to provide screening for thousands of patients per year.

Osei-Wusu Bismark

Bismark is currently the retinal photographer at the Tanoso branch and will soon be the photographer at the Manhyia site.

Mary Tweneboah

Mary is a patient coordinator and currently training to be a retinal photographer. Mary will soon lead retinal photography at the Komfo Anokye diabetic clinic screening site.

Muniratu Alhassan

Muniratu is a patient coordinator and currently training to be a retinal photographer. Muniratu will soon lead retinal photography at the Mampong screening site.

Godwin Bangnia

Godwin serves as the accountant for Africa Eye, helping us forecast and achieve financial sustainability.

Mohammed Sanusi Danakabu

Mohammed helps lead the research study design and approval process, allowing us to execute multiple pioneering research studies in parallel.

Research Fellows

Andrew DesLauriers, MD (2022-2023)

Andrew joined us as a medical student from the University of Vermont as the innaugural Research Fellow. Andrew's contributions are innumerable, but to highlights a few, Andrew helped setup the first DR screening site at Komfo Anokye Teaching Centre, devised the Sickle Cell Retinopathy imaging protocol, and led the Cataract Economic Impact Study.

Jessica Sedhom (2023-2024)

Jessica joined us as a medical student from Tulane University. Jess originally served as head of operations at Africa Eye in addition to launching a series of research projects such as assessing the burden of retinopathy in secondary schools, measuring the prevalence of retinopathy of prematurity, and many other studies. Her largest legacy includes hiring 5 employees and buildling out the team and launching several additional screening sites.

Sarthak Shah (2024-2025)

Sarthak joins us in collaboration with Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health Research Fellowship. Sarthak previously worked with Stop Infant Blindness in Africa (SIBA) to assess the status of ROP oxygen blending, screening, and treatment in several Sub-saharan African countries. Sarthak's primary focus will be measuring the need for ROP screening across NICUs in Ghana and starting the first telemedicine-based ROP screening program in Ghana.

To be Determined!


Amos Aikins, MD

Amos is head of the Komfo Anokye Eye Centre and helps support the diabetic retinopathy and sickle cell retinopathy screening sites in addition to mentoring all research projects.

Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, MD

Dr Amissah-Arthur is an expert in diagnosing and treating sickle cell retinopathy. He mentors on all sickle cell retinopathy related reserach projects.

Imoro Braimah, MD

Imoro Braimah runs a successful Retinopathy of Prematurity screening program at Korle Bu and mentors the new Retinopathy of Prematurity service at Komfo Anokye.

Eunice Ahmed, MD

Dr Eunice is the only Sickle Cell Specialist in Kumasi, Ghana. She collaborates on sickle cell retinopathy research projects and screening efforts.

Naana Ayiwa Wireko Brobby, MD

Dr Naana is the head of the Komfo Anokye Neonatology unit and is spearheading the Retinopathy of Prematurity Effort.

Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, MD

Dr Osei is the head of the Komfo Anokye Endocrinology department and collaborates on the diabetic retinopathy screening site.

Geoffrey Tabin, MD

Geoffrey Tabin is Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Health at Stanford University and cofounder of Himalayan Cataract Project.

Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD

Prithvi Mruthyunjaya is Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford and is a world renowned expert in retina, ocular oncology, and teaching/mentoring trainees.

Darius Moshfeghi, MD

Darius Moshfeghi is the chief of retina at Stanford and a world renowned retionpathy of prematurity expert, with a focus on photography based screening.

Adrienne Scott, MD

Adrienne Scott is Professor of Ophtahlmology and Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. She is a world renowned expert in Sickle Cell Retinopathy and advising on how to screen and treat Sickle Cell Retinopathy.


Austen Knapp, MD

Austen Knapp is a 2nd year vitreoretinal fellow at Stanford and co-led the panretinal photocoagulation laser course for residents.

Charlie Aaronson

Charlie Aaronson is a former program manager at Facebook and Google focusing on user growth. Today, he is a real estate investor managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio of residential and commerical real estate in Europe and America.

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