Professor Richard MK Adanu is the Rector of Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons since February 2021. He is a Specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist and Women’s Reproductive Health Epidemiologist. Professor Adanu has extensive experience in the fields of maternal mortality and morbidity reduction, contraceptive use by women and cervical cancer screening and has served locally and internationally as a consultant in these areas. He served as the Dean of the University of Ghana School of Public Health from August 2012 to July 2018. Professor Adanu served as the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics from 2014 to 2020. His research is in both the clinical and social aspects of women’s health. His research interests are epidemiology of obstetric and gynaecological disorders in Ghana, family planning, cervical cancer screening and maternal injuries.