Ghanaian Muslim Surgeon Receives International Award
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Abuja – Dr Abdullah Hadi  Mohammed, a physician and specialist surgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has won the 2019 prestigious MT Shokunbi Prize In Neurosurgery for his outstanding performance at the West Africa College of Surgeons (WACS).

He received the fellowship award from the President of WACS, Professor Serigne Magueye Gueye at a graduation and induction ceremony held at the Abuja International Conference Centre in Nigeria.

The award is aimed at recognising the contribution of young surgeons in the West African sub-region.

Dr Hadi who is an active member of the Islamic Medical Association of Ghana (IMAG) was the only Ghanaian who graduated in neurosurgery alongside other Ghanaian graduating fellows in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ears Nose and Throat (ENT) among other areas.

His dissertation in neurosurgery which enabled him to pass WACS fellowship exams at the first attempt was also adjudged the best.

The event which was graced by the Sultan of Sokoto highlighted the 60th anniversary celebration of the prestigious Regional college which has trained several surgeons for West Africa.

MT Shokunbi Prize In Neurosurgery was named after Professor Matthew Temitayo Shokunbi to honour the Nigerian Consultant Neurosurgeon and Professor of Anatomy at the University College Hospital who studied medicine at the University of Ibadan between 1973 and 1978.

With distinctions in Pathology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, he obtained a Master of Science (MSC) in Specialist Certificate in Neurosurgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada between 1981 and 1986.

He also underwent fellowship training in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Ottawa in 1994, then proceeded to Japan to train in teratology, molecular and cell neuro-biology in 1995 at the National Institute of Genetics, Mishima.

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