Professor Samuel Ramsewak graduated in medicine from the University of the West Indies (UWI), receiving Honors in Pathology and Microbiology and the Prize in Community Medicine and subsequently specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology (O&G) at Sheffield and Manchester in the UK. He was appointed Professor at the UWI in 2001.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG), Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow), Fellow of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Member of the European Society for Reproductive Medicine (ESHRE). For his study on chlamydia and reproductive function, he received the MD (O&G) as a post- graduate research degree.
He is recognized as the pioneer of advanced reproductive medicine in the Caribbean and was responsible for the starting its first In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Clinic and for his team’s achievement of the first successful pregnancy in this Region.
Professor Ramsewak has published 1 book, has written 5 chapters in international books and has authored 60 scientific publications, primarily in obstetrics, gynaecology and infertility.
In administration, he has served as Deputy Dean, as Head of Department and as Dean of the Faculty since 2007, completing an 8-year term of office in 2015.
He was a past member and President of the local Gynaecological Society also a member of the Caribbean Association of Medical Councils and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medicine and other Health Professions.
Amongst his awards are the Chaconia Medal of Trinidad and Tobago, a National Honor, for contributions to Medicine in his country, the Commonwealth Research Fellowship (1989), Rhodes Trust Scholarship (1994), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists award for Distinguished Service (2001), the Annual Research Award of the Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association and its Scroll of Honour.