Martin Agyei

Martin Agyei is a dermatologist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana. He specializes in teaching and in research into skin manifestations among people with diabetes and people infected with HIV. He became involved in Lauren Barker’s project through his acquaintance with Professor Gene Harkless, Lauren’s UNH mentor. Dr. Agyei assisted Lauren in looking for patients she could interview who were at KATH for surgery related to diabetes or for glycemic controls for their diabetes. Dr. Agyei says that “Lauren was very serious about her research and very kind to her patients.” He and other medical staff at KATH enjoyed working with Lauren very much, truly appreciated her assistance with patient care, and hope that she might visit Ghana again. According to Dr. Agyei, Lauren’s “research has come to open our eyes to see some of the common causes for amputation among diabetics, many of which could be avoided through education.”