Office of the Dean

You are most welcome to the School of Medicine. Our School of medicine was a foundation faculty of University of Benin in 1970. Our vision is to promote the health and social well being of the Nigerian people and the global community through the training of high quality manpower and professionals in medicine. To achieve the above vision the School has 160 academic staff in 14 departments and over 600 undergraduate students. The academic staff consist of 67 Professors, 13 Associate Professors, 38 Senior Lecturers, 32 Lecturer I and 5 Lecturer II. Senior faculty are highly rated experts and specialists in their area of focus. Our medical school, with its robust urban and rural training programs, is the most sought after medical school by applicants to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Lecturers with expertise in various subspecialties teach and train the undergraduates thoroughly, hence our doctors are highly rated both in Nigeria and globally. These lecturers/consultants also train post-graduate students (resident doctors) on the platform of the National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria and West African Post-Graduate Medical College, some of whom eventually become consultants and lecturers in universities. These academic staff most of whom have dual duties as clinicians/consultants in the university teaching hospitals, carry out very innovative and impactful research in medicine and health that have contributed to better and more efficient ways of managing patients and providing health care. For example our department of Haematology has pioneered bone marrow transplantation which transforms a patient with sickle cell anaemia with genotype of HbSS to genotype HbAA. It’s the first in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Apart from teaching and research, our lecturers are honorary consultants to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where they render first class clinical services to patients. The University of Benin Teaching Hospital is very highly rated in Nigeria and globally. The work of the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Community Health of the School has won for us the status of Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health in Africa – a World Bank sponsored initiative.

The departments in the School of Medicine have academic staff (lecturers) who are specialists/consultants in the under-listed sub-specialties:

The Department is directly involved in the Journal produced by the Faculty of Agriculture where many of our local breakthroughs are published..

I encourage you to also visit our academic staff profile in the Department.Thank you and welcome.

Moses I. Momoh.
Professor and Dean.