MUST & MRRH Leadership
Hospital Director, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital
Dr. Celestine Barigye was appointed Director of the Mbarara Regional and Referral Hospital in December 2014. Prior to this appointment he served as the Technical and Personal Assistant to the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda. Other career highlights include: an appointment as Bushenyi District Health Officer, lecturer at Kampala International University, hospital board member and, active member of several academic and administrative committees. His research interests include infectious diseases with attention to HIV, malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea in developing countries. Dr. Barigye graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Science (MBchB) from the Mbarara University of Science and Technology where he also completed his internship training. He went on to receive a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in International Health at Melbourne University, Australia.
Professor CELESTINO OBUA, MD, PHD
Vice Chancellor, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Professor Celestino Obua is the current Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). Professor Obua is a Ugandan physician, pharmacologist, academic and academic administrator. He holds the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD), obtained from the University of Dar es Salaam. He also holds the degree of Master of Science in Pharmacology, obtained from Makerere University, the oldest and largest public university in Uganda. His Doctor of Philosophy(PhD), also in pharmacology, was obtained from Karolinska University, in collaboration with Makerere University, in January 2009. Dr. Obua served as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and eventually as Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences (MUSBS), a component of Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS). He also served as the Deputy Principal of MUCHS, under the Principal,Professor Nelson Ssewankambo. On Friday 24 October 2014, he was installed as the Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), the second academic to serve in that position, after Professor Frederick Kayanja, who served from 1989 until 2014.
Professor SAMUEL MALING, MD, PHD
Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Dr. Samuel Maling is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at MUST and a practicing psychiatrist with a special interest in medical education. A student of Vice Chancellor Frederick Kayanja, Dean Maling was a member of the first class of medical students to matriculate at Mbarara University in 1989. As the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, he is responsible for the education of students in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, pathology, psychiatry, pharmacology, and nursing. He also leads all international collaborations with the Faculty of Medicine, including those with the Massachusetts General Hospital.