Lt. Col. Richard Otchere Mintah is a Medical Physicist with the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services (GAFMS) and attached to the 37 Military Hospital as the Hospital’s Radiation Safety Officer. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Medical Physics from the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana, in 2010. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana in 2002. He was commissioned into the Ghana Armed Forces in 2004 after his national service during which he was the acting Radiation Safety Officer at the 37 Military Hospital during his National Service. He is also an alumnus of Koforidua Secondary Technical Senior High School, Koforidua.
He has participated in scientific events both local and international. In February 2010, Lt. Col. Mintah was awarded a certificate of completion by the Philips healthcare Academy in Netherlands for MRI trouble shooting techniques. He also teaches Physics at the 37 Military Hospital School of Anaesthesia.
His research interest is in the Studies in Diagnostic Radiology. Lt. Col. Mintah believes in contributing to the advancement of Medical Physics in the GAFMS and in all aspects with the intent to promote the establishment of the best medical imaging and radiotherapy centre of excellence in the Ghana Armed Forces and help ensure the health and safety of the millions of people who undergo treatment each year in his country, Ghana.
Reading is his favourite pastime.