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F.G. confirms Chris Bode as LUTH Chief Medical Director



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THE Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof Christopher Bode as the new Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi Araba, with effect from March 25, 2015.

Bode has been acting as the CMD of LUTH, since the immediate past CMD, Prof Akin Osibogun, left office, last year. According to a statement from LUTH signed by the Head Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Hope Nwawolo, “Bode, a 59-year old renowned Paediatric Surgeon, hails from Ejigbo, Osun state.

He obtained his MBCHB at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1980 and trained as a surgeon in LUTH from 1982-1990. He became a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons as well as Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in 1992.

He won many travel grants and awards, including the Sir Samuel Manuwa Memorial Award for the overall best candidate at the finals of the National Postgraduate Medical College (NPMCN) examinations in 1992.

He also trained in paediatric laparoscopy at the Schneider Children’s Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel and has had surgical training opportunities at the Manchester Children’s Hospital UK.

“He joined the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos in November 1992 as a lecturer and was Honorary Consultant Paediatric Surgeon to LUTH, with special interest in neonatal oesophageal surgery and paediatric penile reconstruction. He rose to become Professor of Surgery in 2010.

Bode served LUTH as SERVCOM Nodal Officer from 2008-2012 and as Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee from 2012-14.

He had been Acting CMD for the past 6 months until this appointment. “A widely travelled, consummate teacher and seasoned administrator, Prof Bode was Secretary General of the West African College of Surgeons from 2001-2007.

He was Treasurer of the Pan African Association of Surgeons (PAAS) and is a board member of the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS). He is married with children.”

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