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Kenneth Connell

Dr. Kenneth Connell MD, PhD

Non-ophthalmologist physician
Other (e.g., Education, Research)
Job Title:
Deputy Dean Preclinical & Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology
Medical School:
The University of the West Indies
Residency Program:
The University of the West Indies
St. Michael, Barbados
Contact Information:
Faculty of Med. Sci., Cave Hill campus, UWI
St. Michael
Barbados BB1000
Phone: +12462494411

Dr. Connell received his undergraduate and postgraduate training in medicine from the UWI St. Augustine & Cave Hill Campuses and graduated with MBBS and DM Internal Medicine degrees in 2000 and 2006 respectively. He was awarded a Barbados National Development Scholarship in 2007. He was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy degree on completion of studies from King's College London. He joined the Faculty of Medical Sciences as Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology in 2011 and assumed duties of Deputy Dean - Phase 1 in August 2014.

Dr. Connell is a Consultant Physician at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is Consultant-in-Charge of the hospital's Resistant Hypertension clinic. He is also a member of the QEH's Drug & Therapeutics committee and Chair of the Specially Authorized Drugs (SAD) committee. He sits on the Barbados Pharmacy Council as representative of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP).

Dr. Connell is a Director at the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados from October 2015 - present.

Dr. Connell is Principal Investigator on the US CDC/ PAHO Standardised Hypertension Treatment Project - Barbados pilot from April 2014 - April 2016. He currently serves as Chair of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Hypertension Guidelines committee tasked with the production of the new hypertension guidelines.

Dr. Connell was made a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest international College of doctors. He was elected as the youngest Governor for the ACP as Governor go the new Caribbean Chapter in 2015 for a two year term. In 2014, Dr. Connell was awarded the College's International Fellowship for research and collaboration with the University of South Carolina.

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