Dr Mugarura is a Ugandan General Surgeon who has spent most of his practice years serving in the Rural communities of Southwestern Uganda.  He holds an MBA (2022), MMED Surgery (2013) and MBChB (2007). He is currently a Urology Fellow under the College of surgeons of East caentral and Souther Africa (COSECSA).
Dr Mugarura is currently the Head of Surgery Department of Kabale University and successfully coordinated and hosted  the recently concluded GILLS, VRIMS and Rural Urology workshop.
Dr Mugarura is passionate about improving access to safe and effective surgical services in the the rural communities. His main area of focus is Medical training,  Research and Innovation in surgery practice, Urology and Minimal invasive Surgery.


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  • Master of Business Administration, (MBA) Uganda Christian University, 2022
  • Master of Medicine in Surgery, (MMED Surgery) Mbarara University of Science and Technology, 2013
  • Bachelor of Medicine and surgery, (MBChB) Mbarara University of Science and Technology, 2006

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Jesudian Gnanaraj, Dhanda Jag, Mugarura Robert, Muruiki Elias. . (2023) . Training rural surgeons using virtual reality in surgery: An efficient cost-effective method. . Tropical Doctor, [online] Volume . Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/00494755231207905
Greg Klazura,Martin Situma,Edwin Musinguzi,Robert Mugarura,James Nyonyintono,Ava Yap,Caroline Q. Stephens,Sarah Ullrich,Nasser Kakembo,John Sekabira,Augustine Ssemeju,Max Bwesigye,Deborah Muzaki,Thomas Sims,Nalukenge Proscovia,Jennifer Mbambu . (2023) . The Pediatric Emergency Surgery Course: Impact on Provider Practice in Rural Uganda . Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Felix Oyania, Sarah Jane Commander, Robert Mugarura, Martin Situma . (2023) . 3-year-old with Mayer–Rokitansky–Küster–Hauser syndrome and anorectal malformation: A case report . International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, , [online] Volume 106, p. 108120. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210261223002481
Felix Oyania, Robert Mugarura, Sarah Jane Commander, Martin Situma . (2023) . Esophageal foreign body retrieved by cervical esophagotomy four years after ingestion, . Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, [online] Volume . Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213576623000064
Benedetta Allegranzi , Alexander M Aiken , Nejla Zeynep Kubilay , Peter Nthumba , Jack Barasa , Gabriel Okumu , Robert Mugarura , Alexander Elobu , Josephat Jombwe , Mayaba Maimbo , Joseph Musowoya , Angèle Gayet-Ageron , Sean M Berenholtz . (2018) . A multimodal infection control and patient safety intervention to reduce surgical site infections in Africa: a multicentre, before-after, cohort study . Lancet infectious diseases (May 18(5) ), pp. 507-515


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