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Dr. Obinna Ebere Iheanacho




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About Dr. Obinna Ebere Iheanacho

Dr Obinna Ebere Iheanacho is a lecturer in the Department of Haematology, faculty of medicine, University of Calabar. He is equally a senior consultant haematologist at the University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital. His fascinating academic career saw him attend Government College Umuahia and Abia State University, Nigeria as well as University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He obtained the West African Senior School Certificate in 1999, bagging distinctions (A) in virtually all subjects he sat for, proceeded to get the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2006. Thereafter he specialized in Haematology and blood transfusion at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital with an award of the fellowship of the Medical College of Pathologists (Haematology). Due to his preference for transfusion medicine and haemopoietic stem cell transplantation, he acquired a master’s degree in Transfusion and Transplantation sciences at the famous University of Bristol, UK. He equally trained as an apheresis specialist at the New York Blood Center, New York, USA and was instrumental in establishment of several apheresis centres across Nigeria. There are several scholarly publications in related field to his credit and he has won international awards including Visitor Training Program award of the American Society of Hematology (2015) and Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (2018).

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCAba-Owerri Road Primary School, Aba, Abia State19881993
SSCEGovernment College Umuahia, Abia State 19931999
MBBSAbia State University, Uturu, Abia State19992006
MWACPWest African College of Physicians20092014
M.Sc (Transfusion and Transplatation Sciences)University of Bristol, United Kingdom20182019

S/N Publication
Akaba, K., Olukayode, O., Inyama, M., Iheanacho O., Jabengo, F., Ntomchukwu, C., Ekpeyong, E. U., Bassey, O. A., & Kokelu, A. N. (2018). Seroprevalence of Treponema pallidum Antibodies among Blood Donors in a Tertiary Hospital in South-South Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 26(10), 1-6.
Iheanacho, O. E., Chimeziem, C., Sachais, B. S. & Shi, P. A. (2017). Automated (Centrifugal) therapeutic plasma exchange option for guillain-barre syndrome: a report from Calabar, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 20(10), 1350-1354.
Iheanacho, O. E. & Nwogoh, B. (2015). Evaluation of protein C levels in Sickle Cell Disease subjects seen at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), 14(9), 87-91
Iheanacho, O. E. (2015). Haematological parameters of adult and paediatric subjects with sickle cell disease in steady state, in Benin City, Nigeria. International Blood Research and Reviews, 3(4), 171-177.
Iheanacho, O. E., Ezenwenyi, I. P. & Enosolease, M. E. (2015). Pentazocine abuse in sickle cell disease patients seen at a tertiary hospital in Nigeria: A chronic menace. International Journal of Tropical Disease & Health, 9(1), 1-8.
Bazuaye, G. N. & Iheanacho, O. E. (2015). First successful automated red cell exchange (Erythrocytapheresis) in Nigeria for a sickle cell anaemia patient with priapism: a case report. Annals of Biomedical Sciences, 14(2), 77-81
Iheanacho, O. E., Obieche, J. C., Awodu, O. A. & Isah, A. O. (2015). Knowledge, attitude and practice of thromboprophylaxis among doctors in Edo State, Nigeria. Annals of Tropical Pathology, 6(2), 81-85.
Bazuaye, G. N., Iheanacho, O. E., Chukwuka, P. E., Ezenwenyi, I. P., Ezire, E. S., Ojo, M. A., Adeyemi, O., Edewor, D. E., Oguntuase, O. S., Idubor, N. T., Adewoyin, A. S., Nwogoh, B., Obiechi, J. C. & Aigborodion, U. (2015). Plateletapheresis in a low-resource center in Nigeria. African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 14(2), 120-124.
Iheanacho, O. E., Halim, N. K. D., Enosolease, M. E., Awodu, O. A., Bazuaye, G. N., Omoti, C. E., Aigberadion, U., Obieche, J. C. & Nwogoh, B. (2013). Case studies involving bilateral lower limb lymphoedema following pentazocine abuse in sickle cell disease patients. Annals of Tropical Pathology, 4(1), 47-52.
Nwogoh, B., Adewoyin, A. & Iheanacho, O. E., Bazuaye, GN. (2012). Prevalence of haemoglobin Variants in Benin City, Nigeria. Annals of Biomedical Sciences, 11(2), 60-64.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Annual meeting of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation – London, UK (April 7-10, 2013)2013-04-072013-04-10
Annual meeting of the American Society for Apheresis – California, USA 2016-05-042016-05-07
Annual scientific conference of the Nigerian Society for Haematology & Blood Transfusion, Calabar, Nigeria between August 29-31, 2018Evaluation of haemoglobin concentration and socio-demographics of blood donors in southern Nigeria.2018-08-292018-08-31