Medicine

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Medicine was one of the ten foundation departments of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ibadan when it started as the University College, Ibadan in 1948. The other foundation departments were Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Preventive and Social Medicine, Pathology, Bacteriology, Anaesthesia, Physiology, Anatomy, and Clinical Biochemistry (now Chemical Pathology). In 1948, of the total faculty staff of 17 (which included 6 Professors and 3 Nigerians – Professor A.O. Ajose, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Dr. H.O. Thomas, M.B.,B.S., F.R.C.S., Lecturer in Surgery, and Dr. F.O. Dosekun, B.A., B.Sc., Lecturer in Physiology), 3 (a Professor and Head of Medicine and 2 lecturers) were in the Department of Medicine. Professor Alexander Brown M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P. (Edin.) was appointed the first Professor of Medicine and Head of Department in 1948, In 1955, Radiology was established as a sub-department within the Department of Medicine with the creation of 2 academic posts (at Lecturer’s level) specifically for Radiology, which increased to 4 posts in 1956, although the first appointment to a post in Radiology was not made until 1957. The Department gave birth to both Paediatrics and Radiology as full departments in 1962 and 1963 respectively. The Department has grown over time in terms of personnel, number of students trained, international outlook, and research activities. There are currently 2 Emeritus Professors, Prof. T.O. Ogunlesi and Prof. O.O. Akinkugbe in the Department. It has well-established Units of Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Hepatogastroenterology, Dermatology, Chest, Endocrinology and General Practice. The department works in close collaboration with other departments in teaching and research programmes. It has four-two month courses of Clinical instruction and training for MBBS Degree. Similarly, the dental students undergo a clinical rotation of 8 weeks in medicine for the BDS degree. There are also the postgraduate teaching programmes which include M.Med and MD of the University of Ibadan. The Department of Medicine consists of the Medical Out-Patient pavilion on the South West wing of the Hospital and 158 beds for admission of patients. These beds are shared between the seven units of the department and new patients are admitted daily by the unit in charge of each week day. The Department offers special tests such as echocardiography, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography, gastrointestinal endoscopy, skin, liver, intestinal and renal biopsies, bronchoscopy, vitalography, skin sensitivity testing and clinical bio-chemistry. It also has an electronic workshop as a back-up for its equipment. The Department also offers services in hemodialysis and kidney transplantation.

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ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • CLINICS
  • WARD ROUNDS
  • KIDNEY BIOPSY/PERITONEAL DIALYSIS/HAEMO – DIALYSIS/KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
  • GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY – GASTROSCOPY, SIGMORDOSCOPY, COLONOSCOPY, PROLTOSCOPY
  • SKIN BIOPSY
  • LIVER BIOPSY/PERITONEAL BIOPSY
  • ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION
  • LUNG FUNCTION TEST – SPIROMETRY
  • ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY (EEG), ELECTROMUOGRAPHY, NERVE CONDUCTION STUDIES

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VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

TO BE THE LEADING DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE IN AFRICA, PRODUCING EXCELLENT MEDICAL GRADUATES AND CHAMPIONING CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN MEDICINE.

MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

TO PRODUCE MEDICAL GRADUATES AND POSTGRADUATES WHO ARE WORTHY IN CHARACTER AND LEARNING, WHO HAVE ACQUIRED GOOD COMMUNICATION, CLERKSHIP, EMPATHIC, CONTINUOUS SELF-LEARNING AND TEAM SKILLS, AND ARE PROFESSIONALLY SOUND, CAPABLE OF PERFORMING OPTIMALLY GLOBALLY AND VERSATILE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF COMMON DISEASES LOCALLY.

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HEADSHIP OF THE DEPARTMENT

Professor A. Brown  1948 – 1969
Professor T.O. Ogunlesi 1969 – 1972
Professor O.O. Akinkugbe March 1972 – May 1972
Professor B.O. Osuntokun June 1972 – Sept. 1974
Professor E.O. Sofowora Oct. 1977 – Sept. 1980
Professor A. Adetuyibi Oct. 1980 – July 1983
Professor B.O. Onadeko Aug. 1983 – July 1987
  Dec. 1990 – Nov. 1991
Professor T.O. Cole Aug. 1987 – Sept. 1989
Dr. Awotedu     (Ag.) Oct. 1989 – Nov. 1990
Dr. A.F. Bella     (Ag.) Dec. 1991 – Nov. 1992
Dr. A.O.G. Adeuja    (Ag.) Dec. 1992 – Jan. 1995
Professor A.O. Falase Jan. 1995 – Jan. 1998
Dr. I.O. Olubuyide    (Ag.) Jan. 1998 – May 1998
Dr. A.O.  George  (Ag.) 1998 - May 2000
Prof. A.O. Ogunniyi 2000- 2003
Prof. S. Kadiri 2003 – 2006
Professor A.O. Ogunniyi July 2006 – March 2009
Dr. A. Arije (Ag.) March 2009 – 22nd May, 2011
Professor B.L. Salako 23rd May, 2011 – date 
   
   

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LIST OF CONSULTANTS AND THEIR SPECIALTY/UNITS

CONSULTANTS

SPECIALTY/UNIT

DR. O. O. OLADAPO

DR. A. A. ADEBIYI

DR. A. M. ADEOYE

DR. O. S. OGAH

CARDIOLOGY

DR. A. O. GEORGE

DR. A. O. OGUNBIYI

DERMATOLOGY

DR. A. A. FASANMADE

DR. J. O. ADELEYE

DR. W. O. BALOGUN

DR. A. IPADEOLA

DR. T. O. AKANDE

ENDOCRINOLOGY

DIABETOLOGY & METABOLIC UNIT

DR. S. O. OLA

DR. J. A. OTEGBAYO

DR. A. AKERE

GASTROENTEROLOGY

PROF. B. L. SALAKO

PROF. S. KADIRI

PROF. A. ARIJE

NEPHROLOGY

PROF. A. OGUNNIYI

DR. O. S. OLUWOLE

DR. W. O. OWOLABI

NEUROLOGY

DR. O. M. IGE

DR. O. M. SOGAOLU

DR. O. A. OGUNLADE

PULMONOLOGY

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Units within the Department

CARDIOLOGY  
DERMATOLOGY  
ENDOCRINOLOGY Outstanding achievements
GASTROENTEROLOGY Outstanding achievements
NEPHROLOGY Outstanding achievements
NEUROLOGY Outstanding achievements
PULMONOLOGY Outstanding achievements
   
   
   

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ENDOCRINOLOGY - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT:

1. Outstanding achievements of the Endocrinology unit till date:

       i.            Accredited training centre in Endocrinology for residents in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology and Anaesthesia for the West African Postgraduate Medical College

       ii.            Training of more than 14 residents in Endocrinology till date

 

2. Local and International Collaborators of the Endocrinology Unit:

       i.            Strategies for Improving Diabetes Care in Nigeria (SIDCAIN), …

       ii.            Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health (CRGGH) - the African American Diabetes Study, …

 

3. Services offered by the Endocrinology Unit:

       i.            Management of patients with Endocrine disorders

      ii.            Provides referral-based consultative clinical services across all areas of endocrinology, both within the hospital (inpatient) setting and in the outpatient clinics

      iii.           Dynamic testing of Endocrine function

     iv.            Training of residents and medical students in the specialty

 

4. A brief history of the Endocrinology Unit:

The Endocrinology unit started off in with the Department in 1957. The pioneer Nigerian Endocrinologist at the Department was Prof A. Adetuyibi. The other Consultants in the unit (past and present) include: Dr A.F. Bella, Prof O.O Famuyiwa, Dr T.A Akintewe, Dr A.O Akanji, Dr K.S Akinlade, Dr A.A. Fasanmade, Dr Jokotade Adeleye, Dr W.O Balogun, Dr Arinola Ipadeola and Dr Temilola Akande.

 

The Unit has carried researches on ……..with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals resulting

 

The desired objective of the Endocrinology unit is to rise above our challenges and achieve a tradition of excellence in clinical services, training and research. 

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