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Dr. Marcus Inyama Asuquo




Associate Professor


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About Dr. Marcus Inyama Asuquo

Dr Marcus AniekanInyamaAsuquo started life as a junior research fellow after his national service at the Ngerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).Here he started research into the immunology of patients living with leprosy in Nigeria. His work alongside Dr Gabriel P Uko produced 5 highly cited publications today. He decided to specialize in haematology and proceeded to a residency training program in the UCTH,Calabar. He was posted to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan for his junior posting and later to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) for his senior posting completing the fellowship exam in November 2008. It took more than a year before his appointment as a lecturer in the department of Haematology by the University of Calabar and as a Honourary consultant haematologist by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2013.Reasesarch interest has narrowed down to 2 areas viz; haematologic malignancies and Blood Transfusion avoidance in Clinical practice.In this area he has received a TETFUND grant to study the outcome of transfusion alternatives in major elective gynaecologic and obstetric surgeries.He has made an impression in his specialty as he became the national secretary of the Nigerian Society for Haematology and Blood Transfusion NSHBT and the Secretary General of a National Cancer Body ( Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria CEAFON). He is a member of the Mabthera Select group to advice Roche of Cancer reduction strategy in Nigeria. He has 23 publications to his credit. Attended 6 international conferences in his specialty and presented papers in 4 of these fora

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Adediran, A., Kagu, M. B., Wakama, T., Babadoko, A. A., Damulak, D. O.Asuquo, M. A. (2016). Awareness, Knowledge, and Acceptance of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Sickle Cell Anaemia in Nigeria; Bone Marrow Research; Article ID 7062630, 7 pages
Usoro,C.A.O, Bassey, I. E, Essien, O, Ogbebor, A. O, Asuquo, M. I. (2014).
Uko GP, Asuquo MA, Dawkins RL, Udim ER, Banjoko SO. (1997). HLA class I phenotype and gene frequencies in parts of southern Nigeria. Disease Markers 13 (2), 123
Okonkwo,U.C.,Okpara, H Otu, A., Ameh , S., Ogarekpe,Y., Osim,H., InyamaM. (2017); Prevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency viruses, and evaluation of risk factors for transmission: Report of a population screening in Nigeria. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. vol.107 n.4 .
Udosen A.M, Etiuma A.U, Eshiet A.I, Asuquo M A. (2007). Non-Transfusion Surgery In Calabar, Nigeria: Our Experience In Twenty-Eight Major Surgeries: The Internet Journal of Third World Medicine 5 (2), 1-7 2,
Usang, U. E., Inyang, A. W., Ilori, I. A. U,Asuquo, M. I. (2013). Utilization of banked blood in pediatric surgical procedures in Calabar, Nigeria: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery 10 (2), 145.
Uko, G., Lu, L.Y., Mahan, S.,Ding, W.,Fici, D.,Udim,E.,Asuquo, M. A… PA Fraser P A. (1997)
Akpotuzor, J. O., Agwunobi, L. E., Inyama M A. (2009); Prothrombin Time and Partial Thromboplastin Time with Kaolin (PttK) of Cigarette Smokers in Calabar, Cross-River State, Nigeria. , Adv. in Med. Dent. Sci., 3(1): 17-20,
Udosen A, Inyama M,Etiuma A, Urom S, Marwa A, Djunda E. (2008). Non-Transfusion orthopaedic Surgery in complicated fractures among Jehovah’s witnesses in Calabar, Nigeria: Case report. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. Volume 11. 2.
Asuquo,I M, Akanmu A S,Ibanga I A,Nwogo B,Durosinmi M A. (2017)Seroprevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and C viruses in patients with haematologicalmalignancies in Lagos; IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Science (IOSR-JDMS) acceptd for publication; July 2017
Inyama, M. A,Ibanga, I. A,Ikpeme, A, Durosinmi, M. A. (2012); Pulmonary fibrosis associated with
Usoro, N. I.,Inyama, M. A.,Ilori,I. (2009); Challenges of blood management in surgical practice in a resource-poor setting—a Nigerian experience: Transfusion Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine. 11():23,
Inyama, M. A,Ibanga, I. A, Ebughe, G., Bassey, I., Ekanem, I. A., Asuquo,, M. E. (2012); AIDS-related lymphoma at the University of calabar teaching hospital (Nigeria): a seven year review; Infectious Agents and Cancer 7 (1), 1-1.
Adekanye, G. A., Umana, A. N., Offiong, M. E., Mgbe, R. B, Owughalu, B. C, Inyama, M, Omang, H M. (2016). Cervical necrotizing fasciitis: management challenges in poor resource environment; Europ Arch of Oto-rhyno-Laryngol and Head and Neck; DOI 10.1007/s00405-015-3841-0
Madu A, Najibah G, Garba U, Shehu A, Florence F, Abdulaziz H, Inyama M A… Okpala I. (2016). Is renal medullary carcinoma the seventhnephropathy in sickle cell disease? A multi-center Nigerian survey. Afri Health Sci; 16(2): 490-496.
Odunukwe N N, Madu J A, Nnodu O E, AsuquoI M Ujah I O. (2015). Multiple myeloma in Nigeria: a multi-centre epidemiological and biomedical study. Pan African Medical;
Tian W, Boggs D A, Uko G, Essiet A ,Inyama M, Banjoko B, Adewole T. (2003). MICA, HLA-B haplotypic variation in five population groups of sub-Saharan African ancestry. Genes and immunity 4 (7), 500-505 37.
Madu A J, Galadanci N A, Nalado A M, GarbaK U , Fowodu O F, Hassan A, InyamaM…Okpala I. (2014). Stroke prevalence amongst sickle cell disease patients in Nigeria: a multi-centre study.African health sciences 14 (2), 446-452
Uko G P,Lu Ly,Asuquo MA,Fici D,Mahans, A Z. (1999). HLA – DRB1 Leprogenic Motifs in Nigeria Population groups. Clin Exp. Immunol ;118 (1), 56-62
Okonkwo, U. C.,Ngim, O. E.,Osim, H.,Inyama, M. A., Kooffreh-Ada M.,Esu, E.,

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
TETFUND Institutional grant of 2016: A study of outcome of transfusion alternatives in women undergoing major elective gynaecologic and obstetric operations in university of Calabar Teaching Hospital NRN 0Tetfund2016-06-13

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