Dr. Okechukwu Samuel Ogah

Dr. Okechukwu Samuel Ogah |Clyto Access

University College Hospital, Nigeria

Editorial Board Member

Expertise: Obesity, Hypertension, Hypertensive heart disease, Heart disease in Africans

Biography:

Dr. Okechukwu Ogah is a Consultant Physician/Cardiologist to the foremost University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria-University College Hospital, Ibadan. Recently he served as Commissioner, Ministry of Health and Member of Abia State Executive Council (August 2010-May 2015). He graduated with MBBS degree in Medicine/Surgery (1995) and Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Ibadan, Diploma in Bioethics, West African Bioethics Centre, Ibadan, Certificate in Epidemiology and Global Health, University of Dundee, UK. He has also completed a PhD programme in Medicine/Cardiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. In 1998, Dr. Ogah commenced his postgraduate residency training in Medicine/Cardiology at the University College Hospital Ibadan which he completed in 2004 and was awarded the fellowship of the West African College of Physicians. He started his medical career at University College Hospital, Ibadan where he had his internship (1995-1996).  Thereafter has worked in several places such as Federal Medical Centre Abeokuta, Nigeria as a Medical Officer; Department of Medicine, University College Hospital Ibadan as Registrar and then as Senior Registrar. He later worked with Igbinedion University/Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Okada as Lecturer/Consultant Cardiologist respectively, University College Hospital Ibadan as Consultant Physician/Cardiologist and Abia state Ministry of Health as Commissioner for Health. His postgraduate training in Internal Medicine/Cardiology took him to prestigious institutions such as King’s College Hospital in London and the Heart Centre in Leipzig, Germany. He has authored or co-authored over 90 publications in learned national and international medical journals and has presented or co-presented  over 60 papers in local and international scientific conferences. He has also received several local and international awards, fellowships and scholarships. He is a member of the West African College of Physicians, American College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology , International Society of Cardiology and American College of Cardiology.  He is also a member of several organizations and in the editorial board of Nigerian Journal of Cardiology and the World Journal of Cardiology.

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