Shehu Biosketch




NAME: Shehu, Nathan Yakubu

eRA COMMONS USER NAME (credential, e.g., agency login): SNATHANS

POSITION TITLE: Consultant Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

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



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University of Maiduguri, Borno State. Nigeria.



University of Maiduguri, Borno State. Nigeria.



Centers for Disease Prevention and Control/ Emory University Atlanta, Georgia, USA


National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria






















Medicine and Surgery




Masters Health Planning and Management


Applied Epidemiology


Infectious Diseases

















A. Personal Statement

I have eleven years’ cognate experience in the management of infectious diseases, including clinical care of patients with Lassa fever. I attended an international applied epidemiological training course organized by Emory University in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I also had observer-ship training with the Infectious Diseases Unit of Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta, USA. I have collaborated with local and international researchers.

B. Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

2000-2001                   House Officer, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State Nigeria.

2001-2002                   Corp Doctor, N.K.S.T Christian Hospital Mkar, Benue State. Nigeria

2003-2005                   Medical Officer, State Specialist Hospital Damaturu Yobe State, Nigeria.

2004-2004                   Ag Medical Officer I/C: Maryam Abacha Maternity Hospital Damaturu, Yobe State


2005-2008                   Registrar, Internal Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital. Plateau State Nigeria

2009-2009                   Research Assistant Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta, Georgia USA.

2008-2012                   Senior Registrar, Infectious Diseases Jos University Teaching Hospital. Plateau State


2012-                           Consultant Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist. Medicine Department/ AIDS                                                 Preventive Initiative Nigeria (APIN), University Teaching Hospital. Plateau State Nigeria

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

2000-               Member, Nigerian Medical Association

2009                Fellow, International Course in Applied Epidemiology, Atlanta USA

2010-               Member, Nigerian Infectious Diseases Society.

2010-               Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America

2012-               Member, Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria

2012,2017       Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

2014                Member, Plateau State Ebola sub-committee on case management.

2014                Member, Nigeria Medical Association, Plateau state Branch committee on Ebola

                                    Detection and containment.

C. Contribution to Science

  1. I facilitated the development of monograph or the case management of Ebola virus disease which is a framework for the management of other viral haemorhagic fever in Plateau State Nigeria.

a. Shehu NY, Dankyau M, Egah DZ, Oguche S, Banwat E. (2015)Ebola Case management. Jos,

Plateau, Hamtul. ISBN: 978-978-53322-8-5, 2015.

b. Samson E Isa, Nathan Y. Shehu, Raymond N. Juryit, Samuel G. Simji, Joy A Shuaibu, Daniel Z

Egah, Edmond B Banwat, Ogbonna Chikaike. Epidemiological and clinical description of Lassa

Fever in Jos, Nigeria. High Med Res J 2013;13:3-7

c. Samson E. Isa, Attah Okwute, Kelly O. Iraoyah, Shehu Y. Nathan, Gomerep S. Simji et al. Postexposure prophylaxis for Lassa fever: Experience from a recent outbreak in Nigeria. Niger Med J. 2016 Jul-Aug; 57(4): 246–250. doi:  10.4103/0300-1652.188362

d. Shehu et al. Lassa fever 2016 outbreak in Jos, Nigeria – the changing epidemiology and clinical presentation. (in view)

2. I am involved in tracking/managing antiretroviral drug resistance in one of the largest HIV treatment centre in sub-saharan Africa.

a. Shehu NY, Daniyam CA, Agbaji OO, Haroun Y, Isa ES, et al surrogates of HIV drug resistance mutations in patients failing first line therapy in Jos, Nigeria- an invaluable tool in resource constraint countries.  ASMTH 2013 Annual meeting Archives Abstract 657

b. Shehu NY, Daniyam CA,  Agbaji OO, Isa SE, Agaba P, Iroezindu MO, Yusuph H. Pattern of

Opportunistic Infections in HIV Patients Who Fail First Line Antiretroviral Therapy in Jos,

Nigeria.Highland Med Res J 2014; 14(2):103-106.

c. Daniyam CA, Agaba Ei, Iroezindu Mo, Shehu N, Essen M, Awang S Et Al. Characteristics Of HIV/AIDS Patients Presenting Late At A Teaching Hospital In Nigeria. Journal Of Medicine In The Tropics 2011;13:2:68-71

D. Research Support

Shehu (PI)

“Prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii in HIV patients in North-Central Nigeria” By Forgarty

International Centre, Office of AIDS research, National Human Genome Research Institute of the

National Institute of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration and office of the

Global AIDS coordinator-Through Medical Education partnership in Nigeria.

Shehu (Co-Investigator)

Implementing targeted screening for high burden Non-communicable diseases among HIV

adults in Jos, Nigeria., Kiphart Award: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Center

for Global health.

C. Other Peer-reviewed Publications

1. N. Ladep, N. Shehu, A. Muazu, P. Ugoagwu, F. Kakjing, B. Badung, C. Daniyan, J. Idoko. Efficacy of multivitamins containing phosphatidyl choline in the mananegment of hepatotoxicity from antiretroviral and/or antituberculous drugs Journal: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - INT J INFECT DIS, vol. 14, pp. e245-e245, 2010

2. Shehu NY, Ojeh V, Osaigbovo G, Agaba P, Agbaji O. A 33-year-old patient with human immunodeficiency virus on antiretroviral therapy with efavirenz-induced complex partial seizures: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports [Internet]. Journal of Medical Case Reports; 2016;10(1):93. Available from:

3. Isa, Samson E, Augustine O. Ebonyi, Nathan Y. Shehu, Patrick Idoko, Joseph A. Anejo-Okopi,

Gomerep Simji, Rachael U. Odesanya, Isaac O. Abah, Hafsat O. Jimoh. Antituberculosis drugs and hepatotoxicity in Hospitalized patients in Jos, Nigeria. International Journal of Mycobacerialogy 2016; 5:21-26.

4.  Ebonyi AO, Oguche S, Ejeliogu EU, Agbaji OO, Shehu NY, Abah IO, Sagay AS, Ugoagwu PO, Okonkwo PI, Idoko JA, Kanki PJ. Prevalence of and risk factors for pulmonary tuberculosis among newly diagnosed HIV-1 infected Nigerian children. GERMS 2016;6(1):21-28. doi: 10.11599/germs.2016.1085

5. Isa SE, Onyedibe KI, Okolo MO, Abiba AE, Mafuka JS, Gomerep SS, Shehu NY et al. (2014) A 21-Year-Old Student with Fever and Profound Jaundice. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(1): e2534. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002534

6. Kenneth I Onyedibe, Emmanuel O Shobowale, Mark O Okolo, Nathan Y Shehu. Large focus of community acquired Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli in North Central Nigeria and associated risk factors. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2016, 6(Suppl 1):A12

7. Daniyam CA, Iroezindu MA, Agaba EI, Awang SK, Ugoya SO, Shehu N. Deep Venous Thrombosis in HIV Patients-Case Report. Nig. Med. Journal 2011; 52920: 141-144

 Iroezindu MO, Daniyam CA, Isiguzo GC, Shehu NY, Akanbi Mo, Agaba EI. Malaria Control Practices And Treatment Seeking Patterns Among Adults In North Central Nigeria. Journal Of Medicine In The Tropics 2012; 14:2: 96-102

8. Isa SE, Onyedibe KI, Okolo MO, Abiba AE, Mafuka JS, Gomerep SS, Shehu NY et al. (2014) A 21- Year-Old Student with Fever and Profound Jaundice. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(1): e2534. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002534

9. Shehu NY, Bitrus NK. Healthcare environment a war zone. Jos Journal of medicine. 2015;9(2:)32-34

10. Shehu NY, Onyedibe K, Okolo M, Gomerep SS, Isa SE, Ibrahim C, Igboanugo S, Olayinka A,

Egah DZ, Pires D,  Pittet D. Asessment of hand hygiene compliance among health care

workers in a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital. Abstracts from the 4th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC 2017) Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2017, P101 6(Suppl 3):52 DOI 10.1186/s13756-017-0201-4

11. Onyedibe KI, Shehu NY, Odesanya R, Okolo M, Gomerep SS, Maktep Y, Pama P, Mbigurum P, Shut G, Isa SE, Egah DZ, Pires D, Pittet D. On the spot hand hygiene and injection safety assessment in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. Abstracts from the 4th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC 2017) Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2017, P100 6(Suppl 3):52 DOI 10.1186/s13756-017-0201-4

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