Dr. Abass A. ABDUS-SALAM
Ag. HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Radiotherapy Department started off in 1987 as a unit under the Radiology Department of the then Faculty of Clinical Sciences and Dentistry. It was however made an independent clinical department under the administration of the University College Hospital, the “laboratory” to the College of Medicine.
On 1st October 2005, the academic Department of Radiotherapy University of Ibadan was established and Professor O. B. Campbell, the first Professor of Radiation Oncology University of Ibadan, was appointed the first Head of Department, University of Ibadan.
The department is a centre of training and research in cancer care and prevention. It takes part in the training of medical undergraduates in oncology during their pediatrics, surgery and gyneacology postings. It is also a major centre for the training of radiation oncology specialists and produced about 30 Radiation Oncologist working in different Radiotherapy centres in the country.
Recently the Department received the senate approval to commence a postgraduate diploma programme (PGD) in Radiotherapy Technology. This is a specialized professional training for conversion of Diagnostic Radiographer to Therapy Technologist. This is the only training of this cadre of staff in any Nigerian University.
Other post-graduate programmes in view are:
The Department also has an active psycho-oncology unit that runs clinical services every Tuesday and also actively involved in Research activities.
Radiotherapy Department is one of the most active radiation treatment centres in Nigeria and treats thousands of cancer patients annually.
VISION, MISSION AND RESEARCH AGENDA OF THE DEPARTMENT
To train medical students who are knowledgeable in Radiation Medicine and
Oncology and to produce world class Radiation Oncologists, who are equipped to identify and manage common malignancies in our environment.
List of previous heads of department
Prof O. B. Campbell - 2005 - 2008
Dr Theresa N. Elumelu-Kupoluyi - 2008 - 2010
Dr A. A. Adenipekun - 2010 - 2013
Current head of department
Dr. Theresa N. Elumelu-Kupoluyi – 2013 – Date
Mrs Elizabeth O. Olabiran - Confidential Secretary I
Mr O. Kolawole - Office Assistant
Local & International collaborations
The department established linkages with the following bodies:
List of Research Activities in the Department