Born to humble famers in Afaha-Ise Ono, Ibiono Ibom, Akwa ibom State, Nigeria; he passed first school leaving certificate with distinction at Ono Primary School. Obtained Grade One in School Certificate at Ikot Nseyen Secondary Commercial School, Akwa Ibom state. Obtained 1st degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBCh) at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Following residency training in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, University College Hospital Ibadan, National Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra Ghana, became Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons both in General Surgery (2000) and Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery (2004) respectively. He is also fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS, 2004) and Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Surgeons (FMCS, 2006) in General Surgery. He has had multiple post fellowship training in cardiac and vascular surgery in South Africa under the joint sponsorship of St. Jude Medical (Belgium), Amayesa Abantu (South Africa) and Texan Medical (Nigeria). Fellow of Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCIA) and Indistrial Administration of Nigeria (FIIA). Presently he is Professor of Surgery at the University of Calabar and Chief Consultant Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar Nigeria. He was a former Head of Academic and Clinical Department of Surgery. He is examiner in surgery to the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and West African College of Surgeons and also serves as external examiner to many medical schools in Nigeria. He attained proficiency and is a certified Basic and Advanced Life Support Practitioner. He has over forty academic publications in both international and local journals. Chief Medical Director of Testimony Medical Consultants which he run with the help of Experienced and dedicated full time medical officers and visiting consultants of various specialties. He is an experienced cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeon with prolific general surgery practice, general medical practitioner, general ultra-sonographer, Cardiac & Vascular Diagnostic Sonologist, Experienced Endoscopist and emergency medicine/Intensive care specialist. He is a member of many professional bodies nationally and internationally including: Pan African Society of Cardiologists (PASCAR), Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS), African Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Nigerian Thoracic Society, Nigerian Cardiac Society, Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons of Nigeria-(ACTSON), Nigerian Environmental Society, International Fellow of Society of Thoracic Surgeons USA, Member of Society for Vascular Ultrasound USA, council member of World Society of Paediatric and Congenital Heart surgery among many others. He is an active member of Association of Private and General Medical Practitioners of Nigeria and member of Guild of Medical Directors of Nigeria. Areas of research interest includes: Thoracic malignancies, thoracic trauma, thoracic infections including surgical aspects of Tuberculosis, HIV and Hepatitis, oesophageal diseases, deep vein thrombosis, vascular diseases, congenital and acquired heart diseases, interventional medicine, diagnosis and treatment of cancers generally. Diagnostic endoscopies, bronchoscopies interventions, thoracoscopies and VATS. He is a believer in Christ with born again experience. He is part of the Restored Church of Jesus Christ, the one house of God (non-denominational) in every place where he serves as a preacher of restoration end-time Gospel. Professor Etiuma is married with children. He is a community leader and head of infrastructure and academic development group in Afaha-Ise Ono.
|First School Leaving Certificate||Ono Primary School, Ono, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria||1970||1975 delete_forever|
|WASC||Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Nseyen, Nkwot, Ikono Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria||1975||1980 delete_forever|
|MBBCh||University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria||1981||1987 delete_forever|
|FWACS (GS)||West African College of Surgeons - General Surgery||1992||1999 delete_forever|
|FMCS||National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria||1998||2005 delete_forever|
|FWACS (CTS)||West African College of Surgeons - Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery||2000||2004 delete_forever|
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