Ige Biosketch




Ige, Olukemi Omowumi


Senior Lecturer, Consultant Paediatrician University of Jos/ Jos University Teaching Hospital





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University of Jos






Medicine/ Surgery


Jos University Teaching hospital


Fellow West African college of Physicians


















A. Personal Statement

The goal of the proposed research is to determine the incidence and risk factors of congenital heart disease in our environment. The incidence will be determined by examination, electrocardiography and echocardiography of all newborn babies born at the Jos University Teaching Hospital over a year. I have the necessary expertise and motivation that is needed to successfully carry out this work.  I have a fellowship in Paediatrics with training in Paediatric Cardiology. My post graduate dissertation was on “Echocardiographic findings in HIV infected children”. I have also carried out a study on “Electrocardiographic findings in HIV- positive children”. I recently just concluded a study - The Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) global registry, a study involving other African countries and India as a co- investigator as well as a MEPIN sponsored research on cardiovascular disease risk factors in HIV positive children. I am presently co- investigator on another international study on rheumatic heart disease where  we are studying its genetics. 

I am aware of that frequent communication among project members and setting a realistic research plan, timeline, and budget is of utmost importance. This application builds logically on my prior work. My mentors Prof Fidelia Bode- Thomas and Prof Stephen Oguche and my co-investigator Dr Yilgwan will provide additional expertise needed for this research to be successful.  I believe that my previous experiences and trainings has prepared me to take on this project.


B. Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

September - October 2000 – Elective Posting In Geriatric Medicine, South Tyneside District Hospital, United Kingdom

September 2001- August 2002 – House Officer, Jos University Teaching Hospital

September 2002- August 2003 – Medical Officer, College Of Education Health Centre, Benin

September 2003- April 2004 – Medical Officer, Tadam Medical Centre, Jos

May 2004- April 2005 – Senior House Officer, Jos University Teaching Hospital

May 2005- November 2006 – Registar, Jos University Teaching Hospital

December 2006- November 2007 – Senior Registar II, Jos University Teaching Hospital

December 2007 – June 2010 – Senior Registrar I Jos University Teaching Hospital,

June 2010 till date – Lecturer I, University of Jos

November 2010 till date – Honorary consultant, Jos University Teaching Hospital


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Volunteer Paediatrician, Heart Aid Trust, Jos (2007 till date)

Research methodology in Medicine (Workshop) in Lagos: 2006

Paediatric Cardiology/ Interventional cardiology training – May – August 2012

Training of the trainers, workshop on case- based teaching methods Ijebu- Ode, Ogun state: 2013

Medical and Dental Council Registration

Member: Nigeria Medical Association

Member: Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association

Member: Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU)



Distinction in Anatomy – July 1997

Best Student, Medicine – Aug. 2001

Excellence in paediatrics award – December 2010

World Congress of Cardiology Award – April 2011



  1. Onwuanaku,, C.A., Okolo, S. N., Ige, K.O., Okpe, S. E., Toma, B.O. (2011). The effects of birth weight and gender on neonatal mortality in north central Nigeria. Biomed Central Research Notes. 4 (562):1-5. 
  2. Ige, O.OOguche, S.Bode-Thomas, F. (2012). Left ventricular systolic function in Nigerian children with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Congenital Heart Disease. 7(5):417-422.
  3. John, C., Yilgwan, C., Ige, O., Abok, I., Okolo, S. (2012) Nutritional status and morbidity in children 0 – 5 years seen in Jos University Teaching Hospital. Jos Journal of Medicine. 6 (3): 1 – 5.
  4. Bode- Thomas, F., Ige, O.O., Yilgwan, C. (2013) Childhood Acquired Heart Disease in North- Central Nigeria. Nigerian Medical Journal. 54 (1): 51 – 58.
  5. Ige, O.O., Adah, R.O., Ekere, I.A., Toma, B.O. (2013). Risk Factors and Mortality Rate of Severely Asphyxiated Neonates in a Tertiary Centre in North- Central Nigeria. Jos Journal of Medicine. 7(1): 10-14.
  6. Ige, O.O., Toma, B.O., Adah, R.O., Ekere, I.A., Collins, J. (2013) Factors associated with Mortality in severely asphyxiated babies in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital. Journal of Medical Research and practice. 2(1): 30-33.
  7. Toma, B.O., Ige, O.O., Abok, I.I., Onwuanaku, C., Abah, R.O., Donli, A. (2013). Pattern of neonatal admissions and outcome in a Tertiatry Instituition in North- Central Nigeria. Journal of Medicine in the Tropics. 15(2): 121-125.
  8. Ige O.O., Oguche S, Yilgwan C.S., Bode- Thomas F. (2014). Left ventricular mass and diastolic dysfunction in children infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Nigerian Journal of Cardiology. 11(1): 8-12.
  9. Yiltok, E.S., Pam, S.D., Oguche, S., Banwat, E.B., Yohanna S., Ejeliogu, E., Ige, O.O., John, C. (2014). Intestinal parasites and HIV status of children in Jos, Nigeria. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research .6(3): 72-78.
  10.  Ejeliogu, E.U., Oguche, S., Ebonyi, A.O., Okpe, S.E., Yiltok, E.S., Ige, O., Ochoga, M.O., Ugoagwu, P., Dady, C., Ogwuche, L., Agbaji, O.O., Okonkwo, P. (2014). Zidovudine- Induced anaemia in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected children on Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Jos, Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 1 (1): 1-10.
  11. Ejeliogu, E.U., Ebonyi, A.O., Okpe, S.E., Yiltok, E.S., Ige, O. O., Ochoga, M.O., Dady, C., Ogwuche, L., Agbaji, O.O., Okonkwo, P, Oguche S. (2014). Pattern of adverse drug reaction in HIV-infected children on anti-retroviral therapy in Jos, Nigeria. Open Science Journal of clinical Medicine. 2 (4): 89-93.
  12. Yilgwan, C. S., Ige, O.O., Bode- Thomas, F (2014). Clinical screening for heart disease in apparently healthy Nigerian school children. Nigerian Journal of Cardiology. 11(2) : 74-79
  13. Ige OO, Yilgwan CS, Abhu H, Bode- Thomas F (2014). The QT interval in Human Immunodeficiency Virus- Positive Nigerian children. Journal of Medicine in the Tropics. 16(2): 61-65
  14. Zuhlke L, Engel ME, Karthikeyan G, Rangarajan S, Mackie P, Cupido B, Mauff K, Islam S, Joachim A, Daniels R, Francis V, Ogendo S, Gitura B, Mondo C, Okello E, Lwabi P, Al-Kebsi MM, Hugo-Hamman M, Sheta SS, Haileamlak A, Daniel W, Goshu DY,  Abdissa SG, Desta AG, Shasho BA, Begna DM, ElSayed A, Ibrahim AS, Musuku J, Bode-Thomas F; Okeahialam BN, Ige O, Sutton C, Misra R, Abul Fadl A, Kennedy N, Damasceno A, Sani M, Ogah OS, Olunuga T, Elhassan HHM, Mocumbi AO, Adeoye AM, Mntla P, Ojji D, Mucumbitsi J, Teo K, Yusuf S, Mayosi BM. (2014) Characteristics, complications, and gaps in evidence-based interventions in rheumatic heart disease: the Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry (the REMEDY study). European Heart Journal. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehu449
  15. Ige, O.O., Shwe, D., Attah, C., Toma, B.O. (2013) Holt- Oram Syndrome: A case report. Highland Medical Research Journal. 13 (1):53-55
  1. Ige, O. O., Adah, R., John, C., Stephen, A., Toma, B.(2015) Knowledge and application of APGAR score among residents in a tertiary hospital. Sahel Medical Journal. 18 (1):9-13

Papers presented at Seminars, Workshops and Conferences

  1. Correlation between mid- arm circumference and body mass index in HIV- infected children – Nutrition society of Nigeria conference 2010 – Oral presentation
  2. LV function in HIV- infected children –Excellence in Paediatrics conference 2010, London – Oral presentation
  3. 2- Dimensional ECHO findings in HIV- infected children – Paediatrics association of Nigeria conference (PANCONF) 2011, Abuja– Oral presentation
  4. QTc interval in HIV positive children – World Congress of cardiology conference – April 2012, Dubai – Poster presentation