OKORO, Prof. Anezionwu Nwankwo

LRCP, MRCS, MB, Ch.B, physician, dermatologist, writer; Born: May 17, 1929; Place: Arondizuogu, Imo; Married: Eseohe Ayodele Olumese, 1971; No of Children: two sons, three daughters. Education: Methodist college, Uzuakoli, 1941-45,Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha, 1946-47, University College, Ibadan, 1948-52, University of Bristol, UK, 1953-56;House Surgeon/House Physician, University College Hospital, Ibadan, 1956-57; Institute of Dermatology, Lisle Street, London, 1961-62; Royal Infirmary, Edinburh, Scotland, 1962-63; Career : Appointed House Surgeon, House physician, University College Hospital, Ibadan, 1956-57; Medical Officer, Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos, 1957-58;Medical Officer, Creek Hospital, Lagos, 1958; Medical Officer, Victoria & Mamfe, S. Cameroons, 1958-60; Medical Officer, General Hospital, Lagos, 1960-63; Medical Officer, (Special Grade: In Dermatology), General Hospital, Lagos, 1963-65; associate lecturer, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, 1964-66; Consultant Dermatologist, General Hospital, Lagos, 1965-66; Consultant, Dermatologist, Ministry of Health, Enugu, 1966- 72; Senior Consultant, Dermatologist, Ministry of Health, Enugu, 1972-74; Senior Lecturer in Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu, 1967-74; Reader in Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu, 1974-75; Professor of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu, 1975-91; Professor of Dermatology, King Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1989-95; member, Nigerian Medical Association; member, Association of Physicians of Nigeria; member, West African College of Physicians; vice president, African Association for Dermatology, 1981-86; president, African Association for Dermatology, 1986-91; member, British Association of Dermatologists; member, American Academy of Dermatology; member, Board of Directors, International Society of Dermatology, 1989-94; member, Editorial Board, Int. J. Dermatoly, 1989-94; member, American Dermatological Association; member,Organizing Committee, 18th World Congress of Dermatology, 1992; member/ chairman, Workshop on Disability from Skin Disease; member, International Leprosy Association; member, Albino Fellowship - Glasgow, Scotland, U.K; member/Advisor, National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; member, Albino Association of Nigeria; member, National Geographic Society; Publications: The Village School, African University Press, 1966; The Village Headmaster, African University Press, 1967; One Week, One Trouble, African University Press, 1973; Febechi In Cave Adventure, Nwarnife, 1971; Febechi Down The Niger, Nwamife, 1975; Dr. Amadi's Postings, Ethiope, 1975; Pictorial Handbook of Common Skin Diseases, Macmillan, London, 1981; Education is Great, Fourth Dimension, 1986; Chukwuka Dibia (A look into Igbo Traditional Medicine), Imo State Government Press, Owerri, 1988; Double Trouble, African Universities Press, Ibadan, 1990; Pariah Earth and Other stories, Pent land Press Limited, Durham, U.K, 1994; plus numerous articles, papers and journals; Official Address: Skin Clinic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria; Telephone: 042-250-408; Home: 3, Otas Street, G.R.A, P.O. Box 941, Enugu, Nige ria; Tel/Fax: 042-254-389.
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