HISTORY
The department of Radiation Medicine started in the immediate post civil war period as a small x-ray department under the headship of Late Dr. M.B.A. Ogakwu DMrD of blessed memory who also had the singular distinction of being the first indigenous Nigerian Diagnostic Radiologist. Full status as a department of Radiation Medicine was acquired in 1977 with the appointment of an indigenous professor, Professor B.C. Umerah, two consultant/senior Lecturers – Dr. A.C. Ude and Dr. A. Ofodile all of whom have now retired meritoriously from service. Two other Radiologists, namely, Dr. Innocent Orakwe and Dr. Anthony Nwosu also served in the department as Consultant/Lecturer and Senior Registrar respectively during this embryonic period of the department’s life. The department’s senior staff strength has now increased to eight (8) Consultants, three of whom are of the Senior Lecturer grade (vide infra).

There are twenty (20) residents, six of whom are senior registrars and nine (9) radiographers/sonographers. The department is supported by technical and administrative staff from both Hospital and the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria.

ACTIVITIES/CURRICULUM/CLINICS
a. Residency/Postgraduate Training
The Department was accredited for training of Residents intending to acquire the Fellowship of the Nigerian Medical College (FNMC) and the Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons in Radiology in 1979. It has graduated about seventeen radiologists since its inception. At present, there are twenty resident doctors, eight of whom are supernumerary being sponsored by various State/Government Hospitals from within and outside the sub-region.

b. Medical and Para-Medical Students Training
The department conducts the regular training programme of medical students on radiology posting and participates in organizing their research projects. Student radiographers from Department of Medical Radiography, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, and University of Calabar College of Medicine undergo their clinical postings in the department.

c. Facilities
There are currently three X-ray rooms (for Plain and Conventional Radiography), two Ultrasound machines and one Computerized Tomography machine. A new Radiotherapy Centre is planned to take off in January 2006 in fulfillment of VAMED and IAEA Projects. A new fluoroscopy unit with digital facilities has recently been installed at the new Ituku Ozalla site.

ACADEMIC STAFF

S/N

Name

Rank

E-mail Address

Phone No.

Department

1.

Okoye Ifeoma Joy

Professor

okoyeji2002@yahoo.com

08033314449

Radiation Medicine

2.

Obioha Fidelis Ifeanyichukwu

Professor

Fiobioha2004@yahoo.co.uk

07038396879

Radiation Medicine

3.

Njeze Ngozi Rosemary

Senior Lecturer

ngozinjeze@yahoo.com

08033586998

Radiation Medicine

4.

Onuh Augustine Chukwudi  

Senior Lecturer

voxpoxvoxdei@yahoo.com

08033166083

Radiation Medicine

5.

Agwuna Kennedy Kenechukwu  

Senior Lecturer

kenagwunah@yahoo.com

08033422098

Radiation Medicine 

6.

Ezeofor Salome Nwaelom

Lecturer I

snezeofor@yahoo.com

08033205964

Radiation Medicine

7.

Nwankwo Kenneth Chima

Lecturer I

chimaken@yahoo.com

08060452878

Radiation Medicine

8.

Okere Philip Chinedu

Lecturer I

pcnokere@gmail.com

08033938372

Radiation Medicine

9.

Kelle Nnenna

Senior Executive Officer

Nnenna.treasure123@yahoo.com

08033161313

Radiation Medicine

10.

Onah Scholastica Nkemdilim

Senior Conf. Secretary

Scholaonah622@yahoo.com

07035817775

Radiation Medicine

11.

Nweze Grace Ngozi

Chief Cleaner/Mess.

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07066932000

Radiation Medicine


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