Nigerian Man Becomes First African CMD of 100 Year Old Canadian Hospital

Date:

Share post:

Nigerian-born Professor Adam Abba-Aji has been appointed Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the 100-year-old prestigious Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Canada.

Abba-Aji, the first African appointed to the role, hails from Borno State, Nigeria and is a brother of former Borno Central Senator Mohammed Abba-Aji.

According to official records, the Alberta Hospital was founded in 1923 and has trained millions of physicians in nearly a century since its inception.

Alberta Hospital Edmonton is the largest addiction and mental health teaching hospital in western Canada. The institution is also affiliated with the University of Alberta, one of the top 5 universities in Canada and ranked 135th the best university in the world.

Nigerian

Also, read; Zambian Kwacha Gains Against Dollar, Now Stronger Than South African Rand

The new CMD, a 20-year professor of psychiatry in Canada, received his MBBS from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Canada; Fellow Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK; Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK.

Notably, Abba-Aji holds a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin.

Before his appointment as CMD, he was a Medical Director of the Integrated Youth Services Initiative in Addiction & Mental Health in Edmonton; Site Director of the Zone Facility, Addiction Mental Health, at the University of Alberta Hospital; and the Associated Chair of Psychiatry, Clinical Affairs, with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

He has numerous awards, recognitions and over 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Related articles

Nigerian doctor breaks Guinness World Record for largest drawing [VIDEO]

Nigerian doctor and hyper-realism artist Fola David has set a new Guinness World Record, GWR, for the largest...

Five Amazing Tech Innovations For Africans

When we think we have seen it all in innovation, we are humbled by a new technological invention....

Innovations That Are Transforming Africans in Africa

From environment to health to the fintech, we have seen amazing inventions that are transforming the lives of ...

Technology Trends That Will Take Over Africa’s Travel & Tourism Industry

Technology is giving the travel industry a boost around the world. Africa has embraced these new developments that...