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researcher , plastic surgeon

Obi Chigozie Iwuagwu, British plastic surgeon, researcher. Achievements include first to Description of New Surgical Technique for Male Breast Hypertrophy; research in minimal invasive surgery of the breast- role of vaccum assisted breast device.

Background

Iwuagwu, Obi Chigozie was born on January 13, 1964 in Ibadan, Nigeria. Son of Edward Ginikanwa Iwuchukwu (formerly Iwuagwu) and Theresa Obumneke.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University Benin, 1986. Doctor of Medicine, University Benin.

Career

Housemanship Professorial Unit, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, 1986—1987. Medical officer (national youth service) Abak General Hospital, Abak, Nigeria, 1987—1988. Surgical postgraduate residency University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, 1988—1990.

Senior house officer in accident and emergency othopaedics Brook General Hospital, London, 1991—1992. Senior house officer in urology, general surgery Doncaster Royal Infirmary, England, 1992—1993. Visiting registrar Greater Manchester Higher Surgical Training Scheme, England, 1993—1997.

Laparoscopic fellow Minimal Invasive Unit, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, England, 1997—1998. Colorectal registrar Department of Surgery(Colorectal Unit), University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Scotland, 1999—2000. Loc. senior registrar in surgical oncology University Hospital of Hartlepool, England, 2000—2001.

Breast fellow, research fellow Academic Surgery Unit, University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, England, 2001—2003. Snr. specialist registrar in oncoplastic surgery Academic Surgery Unit, University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital, 2004—2005. Senior specialist regisrar in oncoplastic surgery University Department of Surgery, Breast Section, Leeds General Infirmary, England, since 2005.

Founding member Mammary Fold, Association of Surgeons in Training, London, 2002.

From 2006 October appointed as Consultant Breast/Oncoplastic Surgeon in City Hospital Sunderland

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to Description of New Surgical Technique for Male Breast Hypertrophy. Research in minimal invasive surgery of the breast- role of vaccum assisted breast device.

Membership

Fellow: Royal College Surgeons (licentiate). Member: British Association Surgical Oncology (licentiate), Manchester Medical Society (correspondent), European Association Endoscopic Surgeons (correspondent), American Society Breast Surgeons (correspondent), British Association Plastic Surgeons (associate), University Hull Table Tennis Team (correspondent), Hull-Nigeria Club (life. Chairman 2005).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Arm chair sports, classic cars, travel, music.

Connections

Married Kimberley Elizabeth Raby.

father:
Edward Ginikanwa Iwuchukwu

mother:
Theresa Obumneke Iwuagwu

spouse:
Kimberley Elizabeth Raby.