Kenneth Connell, MBBS DM (UWI), PhD (KCL), FACP, FRCP, FACC
Dr. Connell received his undergraduate and postgraduate training in medicine from the UWI St. Augustine & Cave Hill Campuses and graduated with MBBS and DM Internal Medicine degrees in 2000 and 2006, respectively. He was awarded a Barbados National Development Scholarship in 2007. He was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy degree on completion of studies from King's College London. He joined the Faculty of Medical Sciences as Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology in 2011 and assumed duties of Deputy Dean - Phase 1 in August 2014 - August 2017.
Dr. Connell is currently chairman of the Barbados Ministry of Health & Wellness, Medical Council, with the main mandate of setting and maintaining the highest standards of health care delivery by medical practitioners. As a Clinical Pharmacologist, he also chairs the Barbados Drug Formulary Committee, a government appointed committee to review, update and recommend changes to drugs available for use in Barbados.
Dr. Connell is currently President of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados from March 2017 - present. He is a member of the regional civil society organization, the Healthy Caribbean Coalition.
Dr. Connell is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest international college of doctors. He was elected as the youngest Governor of the ACP, as Governor of the ACP Caribbean Chapter, from 2016 to the present. He holds the prestigious distinction as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians UK (FRCP) and, for his contribution to hypertension and cardiovascular science, he was also awarded Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).