Amosy Ephreim M´Koma
Associate Professor of Surgery, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Nashville, United States
Dr. M'Koma, is Associate Professor of Surgery and Cancer Biology at Meharry Medical College School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. M'Koma received medical training initiated and completed his M.D. degree at Kharkov Medical Institute in Kharkov, Ukraine, Europe. Dr. M'Koma did his postgraduate and surgical residency program at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. He was Board Certified in General Surgery (The Swedish Board of Health and Welfare). Dr. M'Koma pursued a Licentiate of Medical Science degree and a Ph.D. in Surgery from the Karolinska Nobel Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dr. M'Koma research interest is focused on the biopathophysiology of the predominantly colonic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn?s colitis (CC). More focused on molecular diagnostics methodologies and surgical management of UC and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). The research is gravitated to gastrointestinal disease, specifically relating to the restorative physiology of intestinal continuity after operation, specifically, restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal-anastomosis. Further, the research efforts are directed towards developing strategic methodologies based on molecular biometrics using MALDI mass spectrometry, proteomics and recombinant single-chain antibody to identify molecular fingerprints that can provide differential diagnostics for the colitides. Developing a phenotype-specific molecular biometric tool would allow accurate, simple, and fast screening diagnostic and/or prognostic test to help clinician to manage IBD which will be invaluable for indeterminate colitis (IC) patients in the IBD clinical setting for precise care.