History of the Department of Haematology

Haematology as a discipline was initially taught as part of Pathology since the inception of the Medical School in 1948.  Later in the early 60s, a Sub-Department of Haematology was created under Pathology and has a full professor, L. Luzzatto as the Head of the Sub-Department.  Other members of the team in the Haematology Sub-Department were Professor G.J. F. Esan, Professor E.M. Essein, Professor Allan Flemming, Dr. C.K.O Williams and occasional research fellows as Dr. U. Bienzle.

 The Sub-Department became a full fledged department in 1970 with Professor L. Luzzatto as the Head.  Since the department became a full fledged department, Haematology has been taught as a discipline in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences.  Postgraduate Degree Programmes were then added to the departmental programmes and included M.Sc, Ph.D and M.D.  The courses that have been taught over the years include Genetics, Haematological Malignancies, Blood Transfusion, Haemoglobinopathies, Haemolytic Anaemias, Nutritional Anaemias and Coagulation. There are also instructions through conduction of practical classes for medical students and students of Dentistry.  The department is presently supervising resident doctors undergoing training for their award of professional degree to the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

The Department conducts weekly Seminars where all members of the department participate.  Research activities have also been going on in the Department since its inception and cover all the branches of Haematology as previously outlined.  Lots of papers have been published in reputable Journals by academic members of the department.

The department has a good laboratory set up which consist of Research Laboratories as well as individual laboratories attached to the lecturers and research fellows in the Department.With all these backgrounds, the department has been full and firmly established.

Contact Information of Each Academic Unit

S/No. Name                                     Designation                          Contact Information

1.       Dr. Taiwo R. Kotila              Ag. Head of Department/     08023018607

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 2.       Prof. Yetunde A. Aken’Ova   Professor                          08023378741 

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3.       Prof. Wuraola A. Shokunbi   Professor                           08022903245                                                                                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

4.       Dr. Titilola S. Akingbola        Senior Lecturer                  08037287188

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5.       Dr. Foluke A. Fasola           Senior Lecturer                  08033375785

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6.       Dr. J. A. Olaniyi                  Senior Lecturer                  08023451509

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