Opening Hours : Monday To Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Surgery


History of the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery, University of Lagos Medical School, was founded in 1962. The pioneer of the University of Lagos Medical School, Professor Horatio Oritsejolomi Thomas was the founder and first Head of the Department of Surgery. The eminent surgeon, great mentor and skilled administrator, recruited the first generation of surgeons in the Department, which included Professor Akin Adesola and Professor Ade Elebute. In 1982, the practice of Surgery evolved from each surgeon performing all types of surgery to subspecialty practice.

Professor Akin Adesola founded the Surgical Gastroenterology Unit and he was the second Head of Department. Professor Ade Elebute founded the Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit and he was the third Head of Department. Professors Paul Omodare, Erete Amaku, Milla Jaja, Gabriel Sowemimo, Nosiru Ojikutu and Ajesola Majekodunmi founded the Paediatric Surgical, Urology, Orthopaedic, Burns and Plastic, Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology Units, respectively. Other first generation surgeons included Professors TAJ Ogunbiyi, ‘Folabi Olumide, Bashir Akande, Julius Esho, J T da Rocha-Afodu, PA Okeowo, DN Osegbe, SD Adeyemi, HO Adeyemi-Doro, SO Arigbabu, CE Atimomo, AO Adefule-Ositelu, SA Adebonojo; Mr JO Oyeneyin, Mr O Owoseni, Mr AO Popoola, Mr A Adedeji and Mr A Ogunnaike . It is of note that many of these surgeons were former Heads of Department of surgery and Deans of School of Clinical Sciences, CMUL. In addition, Professors SA Adebonojo and SO Arigbabu were former Chairmen, Medical Advisory Committee, while Professors Ade Elebute, Erete Amaku and SD Adeyemi were former Chief Medical Directors of Lagos University Teaching Hospital. Professors Ade Elebute and GOA Sowemimo were former Provosts of College of Medicine, University of Lagos. Professor Akin Adesola was a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos. Professor SD Adeyemi was a former Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The employment of second and third generation surgeons started in 1990. They are the present academic members of staff and consultants in the Department.

 

Vision Statement

To be a foremost University Department of Surgery in a tertiary hospital, aspiring to achieve national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and patient care.

Mission Statement

  1. To provide comprehensive and globally relevant undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in surgery.
  2. To facilitate the performance of research projects especially those that improve the outcome of surgery.
  3. To provide the highest quality of care for patients with surgical disorders in a tertiary health institution.

 

 

Welcome Note

The philosophy underpinning the undergraduate medical education of the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), since 1977 has been the outcome students should display by the end of the course. This performance-based approach during the era of traditional medical education clearly specified the educational outcomes. The traditional medical education system with 2 years of basic sciences followed by 2 to 3 years of clinical medicine produced generations of good doctors, but it has many flaws. The more extensive integrated medical curriculum with substantial overlap of basic sciences and clinical medicine, and educational opportunities in evidence-based epidemiologically sound medicine, is the contemporary global standard. Like other Medical Colleges World-wide, the CMUL commenced a major curriculum review in 2008 which should culminate in the adoption of the integrated medical education system expectedly in year 2013. The most important next step for Departments is to determine and define specific course contents for the college-wide curriculum document based on the principles and core competences outlined for CMUL graduates.

In 1985, the Department of Surgery, CMUL, under the leadership of Professor J. O. Esho, collated the course objectives and course content in Surgery. This was the first major curriculum review in the history of our Department. The main curriculum objectives, learning outcome objectives, course content, curriculum time-tables and weekly workplans for the Basic Clinical Skills (3 days), Junior Surgical Posting (8 weeks) and Senior Surgical Posting (12 weeks) were clearly defined and documented. The medical students were divided into small groups that rotated through General Surgery I (2 weeks), General Surgery II (2 weeks), Urology (2 weeks) and Paediatric Surgery (2 weeks) during the Junior Surgical Posting. Students rotated through zones of postings during the Senior Surgical Posting; Zone A (General Surgery I, General Surgery II, Urology and Paediatric Surgery) 4 weeks, Zone B (Orthopaedics&Trauma and Neurosurgery) 4 weeks, Zone C (Ear, Nose & Throat and Ophthalmology) 2 weeks, and Zone D (Cardiothoracic surgery and Burns & Plastic Surgery) 2 weeks. Students attended unit based lectures 8 a.m to 9 a.m, ward-rounds, outpatient clinics or operating sessions 9 a.m to 12 noon or 2 p.m, unit based lectures or afternoon clinics 2 p.m to 3 p.m and integrated lectures 3 p.m to 4 p.m. during the Junior and Senior Surgical Postings. Attendance of call duty between 4 p.m and 8 a.m was an integral part of the courses in Surgery. Together with the integrated lectures (22) on principles of surgery, the Junior Surgical Posting provided a sound foundation and a broadly based course in General Surgery. The Senior Surgical Posting which had 24 selected integrated lectures was designed to further upgrade knowledge and skills. There were in-course assessments and end-course assessments which included the “Long Case” and the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The first generation of academic members of staff of the Department of Surgery, employed between 1962 and 1982, made up of eminent Surgeons and great Scholars contributed to the  roduction of excellent CMUL graduates for 5 decades.

As a rule, curricula are outdated after 5 years. The 1985 curriculum was modified, expanded and utilized with minimal changes to its structure for over 25 years.A major review of the undergraduate medical education curriculum of the Department of Surgery, CMUL, was long overdue. The Curriculum Review Committee of the Department of Surgery was constituted in February 2011. A major decision reached by the Committee was that the subspecialties of surgery should be taught as mandatory courses. Heads of Units after deliberations submitted the learning outcome objectives, course synopsis, course content and time tables. The Dean and 3 academic members of staff of the Faculty of Dental Sciences reviewed the proposed junior surgical posting curriculum for dental students. The final draft of the Revised (New) Curriculum was reviewed in February 2012. The Revised Curriculum was adopted at the Departmental meeting of 8th March 2012. Curriculum implementation would commence at the beginning of 2012 / 2013 session. The Revised (New) Curriculum is a comprehensive document for the teaching and learning of Surgery. Its scope is about twice the minimum standard recommended by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria. A seventy-five (75%) curriculum implementation should provide adequate education for our medical students.

I hereby express my immense gratitude to all members of staff of the Department of Surgery, especially the Heads of Units, for actively contributing to the creation of the Revised (New) Curriculum Document.The Department of Surgery will start the second part of the Centenary of her existence with a new curriculum for undergraduate medical education.

Academic Programme

 

Academic Staff

Professor & Head

Giwa, S. O.

B.Sc. (Hons) MBBS FMCS, FWACS, FICS, FMC Ortho

Professor

Atoyebi, O. A.

M.B.,B.S., FMCS, FWACS, FICS

Professor

Adesanya A. A.

MBBS, M.Sc,FMCS,FWACS,FICS


Professor

Onwawolo, C. C.

M.B.,B.S., FMCORL, FWACS

Professor

Bode, C. O.

M.B.,B.S., FWACS, FMCS

Professor

OSomefun, O. A.

M.B.,B.S., FWACS, FMCORL


Associate Professor

Ugburo, A. O.

B.Sc., M.B.,Ch.B., FMCS, FWACS

Associate Professor

Ademuyiwa, A. O.

M.B.,B.S., FMCS, FWACS

SAssociate Professor

Tijani, K. H.

M.B.,B.S., FMCS, FWACS


Senior Lecturer

Bankole, O. B.

M.B.,B.S., FWACS

Senior Lecturer

Mofikoya, B. O.

M.B.,B.S., FMCS, FWACS

Senior Lecturer

Ogunleye, E. O.

M.B.,B.S., M.Sc., FWACS


Senior Lecturer

Kanu, O. O.
M.B.,B.S., FWACS, DCN

Senior Lecturer

Enweluzo, G. O.

M.B.,B.S., FMCS, FWACS

Senior Lecturer

Olajide, T. O.

M.B.,B.S., FWACS


Senior Lecturer

Lawal, O. A.

M.B.,B.S., FWACS

Senior research Fellow

Nwanze, H. O.

BA, M.SC, Ph.D,

Lecturer I

Osinowo, R. O.

M.B.,B.S., FMCS


Lecturer I

Afolayan, M. O.

M.B.,B.S., FWACS, FMCS,

Lecturer I

Ojewola, R. W.

MBchB, MPH, FMCS, FWACS

Lecturer I

Alabi, E. O.

MBchB, FMCS, FMC Ortho


Lecturer I

Balogun, O. S.

MBBS, FWACS, FHS

Lecturer I

Elebute, O. A.

MBchB, MBA, FWACS, FACS

Lecturer I

Bamigboye, B. A.

MBBS, FWACS,


Lecturer I

Asoegwu, C. N.

MBBS, FWACS, FMCORL

Lecturer I

Olusoji, O. O.

MBBS, FWACS

Lecturer I

Ojo, O. A.

MBBS, FWACS


Lecturer I

Ogunjimi, M. A.

MBBS, FMCS, FWACS, FACS

Lecturer I

Akinmokun, O. I

MBBS, FWACS, FMC Ortho

 

Technical Staff

Administrative Staff

Administrative Officer

Agosu O. I. (Mrs)

B.Sc

Conf. Secretary

Ogungbemi F. E. (Mrs)

NABTEB, Adv. Dip.in Computer

Asst. Chief Data Entry Operator

Olukanni B. B. (Mrs)

Advanced Diploma


Clerical Officer

Debo-Adegbulugbe F.O.(Mrs)

B.Sc.ND, Dip in Computer

Adeyemo C. A. (Mr)

WAEC

 

Pane h

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa.


Courses in Department of Surgery


View More