Dr Eugene Sobngwi MD, MPhil, PhD
Dr Eugene Sobngwi is Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Consultant Endocrinologist at Yaoundé Central Hospital, Cameroon. He also lectures Endocrinology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Yaoundé 1.
He formerly worked in Paris, France as lecturer/registrar specialist at Paris VII Medical School and St-Louis University Hospital, at the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, and as a research fellow at the Clinical Investigation Centre of St-Louis Hospital, and INSERM U671.
Dr Sobngwi graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Yaoundé 1 with honours in 1996, and undertook specialist training in clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes in Paris, France where he also obtained his PhD in metabolism. He holds an MPhil in Non Communicable Disease Epidemiology obtained at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
His main area of expertise is Epidemiology and pathophysiology of diabetes in populations of African origin, with special emphasis on ketosis-prone atypical diabetes also called type 1B diabetes that is characterised by a phasic insulin dependence and affects mostly populations of African descent.