Chief of Neurosurgery at Fann Hospital
Dr. Seydou Badiane is the director of the department of neurosurgery at the Fann Hospital as well as a professor at the medical school at the University of Dakar. As head of the department, Dr. Badiane consults on all cases and guides his colleagues to ensure quality care is possible even in the most difficult of circumstances. Seydou Badiane is a sophisticated, multi-lingual medical professional of the highest order who attends international conferences and is one of the world’s experts in his field. But unlike his colleagues from the US and Paris and Tokyo, he has unfulfilled needs at his workplace that most of them could not imagine. In addition to the day to day patient care, Dr. Badiane spends a great deal of time focused on helping to compensate for these needs by creating partnerships with NGOs such as AFLK and ensuring that his staff has access to the best international training available. He arranges for them to travel to Europe and throughout Africa for certifications in the latest techniques, which they can then bring back to Fann and offer to patients in this part of Africa. Dr. Badiane is a remarkable man who works tirelessly and under harsh limiting circumstances to make a difference in the lives of his students and his patients.