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Dr. Kelechi Uhegbu




Lecturer I


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About Dr. Kelechi Uhegbu

Dr KELECHI UHEGBU is a Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics University of Calabar as well as an Honourary Consultant in the University of Calabar teaching hospital. She completed her secondary education at Suleja Academy(Gifted Children School), Suleja, Niger State, Nigeria in 1997 and graduated from the Universty of Benin with MBBS in 2006. She proceeded for her housemanship in 2006 at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital following which she was called up for National Youth Service Corp in 2007. She did her residency training in the University of Calabar teaching hospital and obtained the Fellowship of the West African college of Physicians (FWACP) in the Faculty of Paediatrics in 2018. She was appointed Lecturer I in 2018. She has special interest in Paediatric Gastroenterology sub- specialty and has certification in Leadership and management in Health from University of Washington, USA. She renders clinical services to children with digestive, nutritional and hepatological problems, teaches medical, dental students and resident doctors and conducts research. She is also involved in various volunteer service such as medical outreaches and very committed in the service of God. She is a purpose driven and result oriented scholar with a great zeal to enhancing teaching, learning, academic advancement. Her clinical specialty of paediatrics has adequately equipped her in patient centered, evidence based, child focused and problem oriented care. Dr Uhegbu has several scholarly articles and still counting in both international and local peer reviewed journals. She is a member of many professional bodies in the field of medicine including; Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigerian Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NISPGHAN) and Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN). She is a born again Christian and happily married with children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateSt Mary's Nursery/Primary School, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria19851991
Senior Secondary School CertificateSuleja Academy, Suleja, Niger State19911997
MB.BSUniversity of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria 19992006

S/N Publication
Ikobah, J.M., Uhegbu, K., Agbor, I. A.,& Udoh, E.E. (2021). Predictors of Breastfeeding Practices among Mothers in a developing African Country- A Tertiary Facility Based Study in Calabar, Nigeria. Niger J Paediatric, 48(1), 20-25.
Uhegbu, K., Uhegbu V.M., Komomo, K., Ikobah J.M., & Ekanem E.E., (2021) Helminthic Infestation in Children Aged Six to Fifty- Nine Months With Diarrhoea in Calabar. Niger Journal Medicine (NJM), 30(4), 433-445.
Ekpe, E.L., Osuji, K.C., Okekemba, I., Ene, B.A., Babatope,K.O., & Uhegbu, K. (2020). Comparison of Anticoagulated Tubes Containing Flouride Oxalate and Flouride Oxalate With EDTA- Any Difference in Glucose Values. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7(9), 1193-1196.
Eyong, M.E., Ntia, H.U., Ikobah, J.M., Eyong, E.M., Uket, H., Eyuma, C., & Uhegbu, K. (2018).Pattern of Pubertal Changes in Calabar, South South Nigeria. Pan African Medical Journal
Usoro, N.I., Agbor, C., Emelike, K., Bamidele, A.A. (2008).Early Outcome Of Inguinal Hernia Repair Using Ultrapro Mesh in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Internet Journal of Third World Medicine, 6(2), 1-14.
Asuquo M.E., Ogbu, N., Udosen, J., Ekpo, R., Agbor, C., Ozinko, M., & Emelike, K. (2006). Acute Abdomen from Gossypiboma. Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research, 8(3), 174-176.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Award of certification of participation, medical ethics, west African college of physicians2011-07-282011-07-29
Conference of West African College of Physicians2013-08-122013-08-16