Gimba Biosketch


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Gimba, Zumnan Mark


Consultant Physician/Nephrologist

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EDUCATION/TRAINING  (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, include postdoctoral training and residency training if applicable.)



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University of Jos





West African College of Physicians



Internal Medicine


International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis

ISPD Fellow


Peritoneal Dialysis


West African College of Physicians



Internal medicine/Nephrology






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  1. Personal Statement

The aim of this study is the assessment of the cardiovascular risk of patients infected with HIV and who are on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). With the advent of HAART, significant improvement in life expectancy has resulted in increasing numbers of HIV-infected persons developing chronic conditions like cardiovascular diseases. This increased burden of cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected persons have been attributed to factors related to the disease like chronic inflammation from the virus, side effects of treatment with HAART as well as the established risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease in the general population among others. The burden of cardiovascular disease risk in persons living with HIV/AIDS in our environment is unknown. . I am aware of the importance of making a realistic research plan, budget and the need to be guided accordingly. Hence I have been assigned a Nigerian mentor (Dr Oche Agbaji) and a US mentor (Dr Matthew Feinstein) who have vast experience in the management of patients with HIV and cardiovascular diseases  to provide guidance for this research.

  1. Positions and Honors

  Positions and Employment

2003-2004- House Officer, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau State

2004-2005- Medical Officer, General Hospital Igboji, Ikwo, Ebonyi State

2005-2006- Medical Officer, May Hospital, Shendam, Plateau State

2006-2010- Registrar in Internal Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau State

2010-2014- Senior Registrar in Nephrology

2014-2014-Specialist senior registrar in Nephrology

2014-Date- Consultant Physician/Nephrologist

Experiences and professional membership

2012-Date- Member, Nigerian Association of Nephrology

2003-Date- Member, Nigerian Medical Association

2010-Date- Member, International Society of Nephrology

2010-Date- Member, International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis

2014          Collaborator, ISN ‘0 by 25’ Global Snapshot on Acute Kidney Injury

2015                MEPIN mentored research on AKI incidence and outcomes in patients in the ICU

2017          Principal Investigator, Cardiovascular risk assessment and outcomes in HIV patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy in Jos, Nigeria


2012- Travel Grant to attend ISN Nexux symposium on ‘Bone and the Kidney’ September 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012- ISPD sponsorship for a 3 month fellowship in peritoneal dialysis at the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. October-December 2012

  1. Selected Peer-reviewed Publications


  1. Galactorrhoea with hyperprolactinemia in a patient with lupus nephritis

Gimba, Z.M, Abene E.E, Ogiator M.O, Agbaji O.O, Agaba E.I

NANCONF 2013, Abuja

  1. Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in a South African peritoneal dialysis patient- a case report

Gimba, Z.M, Abene,E.E, Sebastian S, Adeniyi A.B, Davids M.R

NANCONF 2013, Abuja

  1. Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in CKD patients in a teaching hospital in Nigeria

Zumnan M. Gimba, Monday Ogiator, Adeyemi Adewole, Oche Agbaji, Emmanuel I. Agaba

WCN Cape Town, South Africa, 2015

  1. Report of World Kidney Day screening 2013 and 2014 in two institutions in Jos, Nigeria

N.Ifebunandu, E.I Agaba, P.A Agaba, Z.M Gimba, E.E Abene

WCN Cape Town, South Africa, 2015

  1. Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in hypertension in North central Nigeria: Results of a 3 centre cross sectional study Esala Abene, Barbara Akinbuwa, Jemimah Edah, Zumnan Gimba, Emmanuel Agaba, WCN Cape Town, South Africa, 2015
  2. Secondary hyperparathyroidism and erectile dysfunction in CKD .Agaba,E.I, Gimba, Z.M. WCN Cape Town, South Africa, 2015
  3. Prevalence and clinical correlates of obstructive uropathy among adult chronic kidney disease patients in JUTH.Gimba, Z.M, Ojo, S.O, Onyenuche, C, Uchendu, G.D, Agbaji, O.O, Agaba, E.I .NANCONF, Sokoto 2016
  4. Hypernatraemia and the challenges of management in a resource poor setting- A case report. Ojo, S.O, Onyenuche, C, Uchendu, G.D, Gimba, Z.M, Agbaji, O.O, Agaba, E.I. NANCONF, Sokoto 2016



  1. Gimba Z.M, Abene EE, Ogiator MO, Agaba EI, Agbaji OO. Hyperprolactinemia with galactorrhoea in Lupus Nephritis: a case report. J Med Res Pract 2013; 2(1): 43-44
  2. Gimba Z.M, Akinbuwa BA, Agaba PA, Agaba EI. Audit of ant-hypertensive medication prescription in Nigeria: a comparison of two tertiary hospitals. Highland Med Res J 2013; 13: 65-70
  3. Agbaji OO, Abene EE, Johnson SM, Akanbi MO, Gimba Z.M, Agaba PA, Idoko JA, Okonkwo P, Kanki P. Tenofovir- induced fanconi syndrome in an HIV infected Nigerian: A case report. Tropical Journal of Nephrology 2011; 6: 121-125
  4. Oche O. Agbaji, Augustine O. Ebonyi, Zumnan M. Gimba, Esala Abene, Monday O. Ogiator, Emmanuel I. Agaba. Clinical and laboratory characteristics of adults with chronic kidney disease in Jos, Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Nephrology 2014; 9:23-29
  5. Courage U. Uhunmwangho, Esala E.Abene, Zumnan M. Gimba, Godwin Osaigbovo, Emmanuel I Agaba, Oche O. Agbaji. Guillain Barre syndrome as initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Highland Med Res J 2015; 15(2): 96-98
  6. Agaba EI, Akanbi MO, Agaba PA, Ocheke AN, Gimba ZM, Daniyam S, Okeke EN. A survey of non communicable diseases and their risk factors among university employees: a single institutional study. Cardiovasc J Afr 2017;28:1-8 doi 10.58301 CVJA-2017-021
  7. Abene EE, Gimba ZM, Agaba PA, Uchendu DG, Olaniru OB, Ocheke IE, Agaba EI. Chronic kidney disease screening: Results of the 2013 World Kidney Day activities conducted at the Jos University Teaching Hospital. Highland Med Res J 2017; 17(1): 1-5.
  8. Akanbi MO, Agaba PA, Ozoh OB, Ocheke AN, Gimba ZM, Ukoli CO et al. Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea risk among Nigerians. J Med Trop 2017; 19: 110-5
  9. Abene EE, Gimba ZM, Agbaji OO, Agaba EI. Prevalence of chronic kidney disease among antiretroviral naïve human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Sahel Med J 2018; 21:42-6.
  10. Agaba PA, Ocheke AN, Akanbi MO, Gimba ZM, Ukeagbu J, Mallum BD, et al. Sexual functioning and health-related quality of life in men. Niger Med J 2017; 58:96-100.

D.        Research Support

MEPIN mentored research