The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital felicitates with Prof. Emmanuel Rapuluchukwu Ezeome as he assumes leadership of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS).
Prof. Ezeome was installed as the 32nd President of the College at its just concluded Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference held in Lome, Togo from the 19th to the 24th of March 2023.

The WACS is the largest postgraduate surgical training college in Africa and comprises specialists from all surgical related disciplines and their sub-specialties, including Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Anesthesia, Dental Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Otorhinolaryngology from 18 members nations in West Africa.

The new president, Prof. Ezeome, is a General Surgeon/Surgical Oncologist with the UNTH. He was a former head of the Department of Surgery, UNTH, and the pioneer Director of the multi-dicsiplinary Oncology Center, UNTH.
His work in Oncology led to the recognition of UNTH as one of the centers of excellence in cancer care in Nigeria. He equally pioneered the introduction of research and clinical ethics training programs at the University of Nigeria and UNTH.

He is the current Program Director and MPI of the United States’ National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center funded Eastern Nigeria Research Ethics (ENRICH) training program at the Institute of Public Health, University of Nigeria.

The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital wishes Professor Ezeome a fruitful tenure.

Prof. Emmanuel Rapuluchukwu Ezeome