Ezeoke Appointed College of Surgeons President


College of Surgeons Internatio­nal, Nigeria Section, has appointed General (Dr.) Maurice Ezeoke as its new president in a colourful ceremony in Jos, Plateau State capital, recently. Ezeoke, Umuchu, Anambra State-born surgeon, has been making waves both at home and in the Diaspora, from Lagos, Kaduna to Liberia, Sudan and United States of America. He was onetime surgeon to State House (Aso Rock) Clinic, Abuja during the IBB regime. Meanwhile, no fewer than 79 fellows of the College were also inducted during the ceremony in Jos. The fellows included many professors in different fields of surgery and surgical specialtie­s and sub specialtie­s. These include general surgery, ENT, plastic surgery, urology, neuro-surgery, opthalmolo­gy, obstetrics and gynaecolog­y as well as orthopedic­s and histo-pathology. In his acceptance speech, General Ezeoke promised to work assiduousl­y to build the college secretaria­t in Abuja as well as partnershi­p with Teaching hospitals in the six zones of the country to provide surgical outreach programmes to some states in the zones. Founded in 1953 by Max Thorek, Internatio­nal College of Surgeons is a global organizati­on dedicated to bringing surgeons and surgical specialist as worldwide.

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