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Dr. Mbang Kooffreh Ada


Internal Medicine


Lecturer I


[email protected]

About Dr. Mbang Kooffreh Ada

Dr Mbang Kooffreh-Ada obtained her M.B.B.CH from the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Cross River State (CRS) in 2002. In 2006 she commenced her post graduate training at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH). Subsequently in 2015, she obtained her fellowship (FMCP) from the National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria, specializing in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In 2016, she was employed as Lecturer I in the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calabar. She is one of the pioneer lecturers in her area of specialization. Dr Kooffreh-Ada, is involved in the training of undergraduate medical students in the College of Medicine. In addition, she is involved in the training, mentorship and supervision (of dissertations) of Part II Resident doctors preparing for their fellowship examination in UCTH. She is an active member of her professional associations; including the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) CRS chapter, where she served as the Financial Secretary of the organization. She also served as the Treasurer of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) CRS chapter. Currently, she is the Secretary of the Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) CRS chapter. Her involvement in her professional groups has exposed her to several health outreaches such as medical outreaches (in several communities), world hepatitis day campaigns, health talks, radio and TV interviews as well as training of health personnel. In addition, she has been nominated into several committees in her department as well as local organizing committees (for the planning and organization of local and international conferences). Dr Kooffreh-Ada, has attended several conferences and workshops (local and international) which has exposed her to cutting edge medicine and up to date evidence based practices especially in her field of interest. She has had the opportunity to present abstracts of her research work in some of these conferences. Dr Kooffreh-Ada, is also involved in studies on viral hepatitis, helicobacter pylori and chronic liver disease in CRS and has published original papers in these fields. Her collaboration with renowned researchers (local and international) in liver cancer and functional gastrointestinal disorder (ROME IV) has led to her having publications in reputable journals such as the Lancet. She is currently involved in several on-going projects in viral hepatitis, awareness of liver disease in adolescents, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID), liver cancer amongst other areas of interest. Dr Kooffreh-Ada’s passion is to raise the awareness of common health issues as well as advocate for better health seeking attitudes in her community. Her hobbies include; reading novels, watching movies, travelling, aerobics exercise, cooking and gardening.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)Aunty Margaret International Nursery School, Calabar, Cross River State19861988
West African Examination Council (WAEC)Federal Government Girls College, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19881993
M.B.B.cHUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19932002
F.M.C.P.National Post Graduate College of Medicine20062014

S/N Publication
Akaba, K., Kooffreh-Ada, M., Essien, O., Bassey O. B,, & Olukayode, O. (2019). Hemostatic Disorder in Chronic Liver Disease. Sch J App Med Sci, 7(6), 2147-2150.
Kooffreh-Ada, M., Chukwudike, E., Kajogbola, G., Eghwubare, F., Okonkwo, U., & Ngim O. (2019). Budd Chiari Syndrome: An unexpected diagnosis in a Gastroenterology practice in Calabar, Nigeria. Global Journal of Medical science, 25, 103-107.
Mbang, K., Uchenna, O., Ugbong E., Essien, A., Chukwudike, E., Edogiawerie, D., & Ogbu, N. (2019). Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection among dyspepsia patients in Calabar. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 25, 145-151.
Chukwudike, E., Okonkwo, U. C., Kooffreh-Ada, M., & Ngim, O. E. (2018) Immunological Response Post-Hepatitis B Virus Clearance -A Case Report. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System, 5(12), 949-951.
Kooffreh-Ada, M., Okpara, H., Okonkwo U. C., Ngim O. E., & Ihekwaba, A. (2017). Clinical and laboratory profile of chronic liver disease patients in a tertiary hospital in Calabar, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (NJGH), 9(1), 21-30.
Ngim, O. E., Okonkwo, U. C., Kooffreh– Ada, M., Marwa, A., Ukpabio, I., & Ndoma-Egba, R. (2017). A Two Year Review of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Calabar, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), 16(5), 31-34.
Okpara, H. C., Ene, A. B., Ogarekpe, Y. M., & Kooffreh-Ada, M. (2017). Pseudohyperkalemia: Case series and review of literature. WJ Biomed Res, 4 (2), 62-66.
Okonkwo, U. C., Ngim, O. E., Osim, H., Inyama, M. A., Kooffreh-Ada, M., Esu, E., Ndoma-Egba, R. & Ezedinachi, E. (2017). Knowledge of Hepatitis B Virus Infection among Traders: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 20, 415-20.
Yang, J. D., Mohamed, E. A., Abdel Aziz, A. O., Shousha, H. I., Hashem, M. B., Nabeel, M. M., Abdelmaksoud, A. H., Elbaz, T. M., Afihene, M. Y., Duduyemi, B. M., Ayawin, J. P., Gyedu, A., Lohouès-Kouacou, M., Ndam, A. W. N., Moustafa, E. F., Hassany, S. M., Moussa, A. M., Ugiagbe, R. A., Omuemu, C. E., Anthony, R., Palmer, D., Nyanga, A. F., Malu, A. O., Obekpa, S., Abdo, A. E., Siddiq, A. I., Mudawi, H. M. Y., Okonkwo, U., Kooffreh-Ada, M., Awuku, Y. A., Nartey,Y. A., Abbew, E. T., Awuku, N. A., Otegbayo, J. A., Akande, K. O., Desalegn, H. M., Omonisi, A. E., Ajayi, A. O., Okeke, E. N., Duguru, M. J., Davwar, P. M., Okorie, M. C., Mustapha, S., Debes, J. D., Ocama, P., Lesi, O. A., Odeghe, E., Bello, R. Onyekwere, C., Ekere, F., Igetei, R., Mah`moud, M. A., Addissie, B., Ali, H. M., Gores, G. J., Topazian, M. D., Roberts, L. R., & the Africa Network for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. (2017). Characteristics, Management and Outcomes of patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Africa: A Multicounty observational study from Africa Liver Cancer Consortium. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol, 2(2), 103–11.
Kooffreh-Ada, M., Okpokam, D, C., Okaormhe, Z. A., & Nna, V. U. (2016). Frequency of Hepatitis B and C Co-Infection in Chronic Liver Disease Patients in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Niger. J. Physiol. Sci., 31, 043-047.
Kooffreh-Ada, M., Akaninyene, O., Okpara, H., Okpokam, D., Okhormhe, Z., Ameh, S., & Ihekwaba A. A. (2016). Comparison of an Immunochromatographic Technique with Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Detection of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in Calabar. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), 15 (4), 58-62.
Kooffreh-Ada, M., Okpara, H., Oku, A., Okonkwo, U., & Ihekwaba, A. (2015). Risk factors of chronic liver disease amongst patients receiving care in a Gastroenterology practice in Calabar. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), 14(12), 06-13.
Ngim, O. E., Okonkwo, U. C. & Kooffreh– Ada, M. (2014). Pioneering Video Colonoscopy In Calabar, South-South, Nigeria: A Six-Month Prospective Study. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), 13, 24-27.

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