Staff Profiles

Prof. Oathokwa Nkomazana

Oathokwa Nkomazana
Faculty of Medicine


Location: G5033
Phone: 3554190/4189
Email Prof. Oathokwa Nkomazana

1993 Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, Unversity of Glasgow

2000 Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of Sout Africa

2006 MSc Community Eye Health (public Health)  University of London (LSHTM)

2017 PhD Family Medicine (Human Resources for Health) Stellenbosch University

Associate Professor Public Health 2019,

Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs 2018 - 2020.

Dean Faculty of Medicine June 2018 to date

Acting Dean, Faculty of Medicine 2017 - 2018

Acting Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine  2015 - 2017

Senior Lecturer Ophthalmology 2015.

Acting Head School of Medicine, University of Botswana 2011-2012

Associate Programme Director, University of Botswana School of Medicicne 2009-2018

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 2008 - 2021

 In-Country Director, University of Pennsylvania 2006-2008

Hospital Superintendent, Princess Marina Hospital 2005-2006 

Senior Consultant in Ophthalmology, Princess Marina Hospital 2005-2006 

Head of Ophthalmology, Princess Marina Hospital 2002-2006

Consultant in Ophthalmology, Princess Marina Hospital 2002-2005

Specialist Ophthalmologist Princess Marina Hospital 2001-2002

Registrar in Ophthalmology, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa 1996-1998

 Resident in Ophthalmology, National Hospital, Bloemfontein, South Africa 1999-2000

Surgical Intern  Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Scotland 1993-1994

Medical Intern Medicine, Crosshouse Hospital, Scotland 1994

Medical Officer iPrincess Marina Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana 1994-1996

Certificate in Project Leadership Stellenbosch University 2014

Certificate in Health Systems Management Galilee International 2016

Registered with the Botswana Health professions Council

Qualitative Research Methods Year 1 Residents 2016 to date

Writing for Publication Year 2 Residents 2016 - 2018

Clinical Ophthalmology Year 4 MBBS 2013-2016

Physiology of of the visual system and childhood blindness Phase 1 MBBS 2010-2018

Childhood Blindness and Diabetic Retinopathy: Certificate in Community Eye Health University of Cape Town 2005-2006

Childhood Blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy, Ocular Malignancies, Ocular Infections: Advanced Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing 2004-2009

Public Health Ophthalmology

Health Systems

Human Resources for Health

Non-communicable Diseases

Health Systems Research

Ophthalmic Public Health

Nkomazana O, et al  How to create more supportive supervision for primary healthcare: lessons from Ngamiland district of Botswana: co-operative inquiry group. Global Health Action 9 · June 2016. DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.31263

Witt R ENkomazana O. The role of tablets in accessing information throughout undergraduate medical education in Botswana. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2016 Jan.88, 71–77

Motlhatlhedi K, Nkomazana O (2018) Home is home—Botswana's return migrant health workers. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0206969

Tapela NM … Nkomazana O….(2019) Integrating noncommunicable disease services into primary health care, Botswana. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2019;97:142-153. doi:

Prozesky DR, Molwantwa MC, Nkomazana O, Kebaetse MB. Intern preparedness for the CanMEDS roles and the Dunning-Kruger effect: a survey. BMC medical education 19 (1), 42

In pursuit of academic excellence