OKOYE, Matthias Ikechukwu

Date of Birth: Saturday (Nkwo) 15'" March, 1947 State of Origin: Anambra Local Government Area: Onitsha Contact Address: The Board of Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences USA Dr. Matthias Ikechukwu Okoye was born to late Chief Matthias Ifeonwu and Madam Theresa and grew up in Nigeria before proceeding to the United States of America where his name within certain circles would no longer be allowed to escape from USA Inventory of Accomplished men. His association with CSP Theodore Okafor whose dexterity and studious disposition to forensic matters, stirred up his interest in that field which he has now pursued with relentless vigour. Education • Holy Ghost College Owerri • Christ The King ( CKC) Onitsha • University of Lagos Medical School first class • Kings College. Medical School University of Cambridge England. • University of Missouri M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Science and Toxicology • Detroit College of Law at Michigan Stale University LLD specializing in Comparative and International Law Posts and Employment • Internment. Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTI I) • Senior House Officer. Western Nigeria Ministry of Health • University of Kansa . College of Health Science. Resident Doctor in Pathology • University of Missouri. Graduate Training in Pharmaceutical Science and Toxicology, M.Sc • Intensive Residency and Fellowship Training in Forensic Pathology at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer for the Stale of Maryland . an affiliate of John Hopkins University School of Public Health. • Appointment as a Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology. Clinical Pathology. Forensic Pathology and Cytopathology • American Board of Legal Medicine • Chief Medical Examiner of Washington DC • Clinical Professor of Pathology at George Town University School of Medicine • Professional Lecturer at Harvard University College of Medicine 1989 1991 • Currently Associate Professor of Forensic Pathology at Creighton University School of Medicine at Omaha, Nebraska • Adjunct Professor of Forensic Medicine at Various other universities within and outside USA Others Positions in Medicine and Law • Permanent Delegate of the International Academy of Legal Medicine • Board of Governors of the American College of Legal Medicine- an elite college for Medical Doctors who are also lawyers, about 1500 in the whole of America. • Sits on the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Legal Medicine. • Licensed to practice Law in USA before United Stales Supreme Court and Court of Appeal for the Third. Fourth and Eight Circuits after he was admitted to the Pennsylvania and Nebraska Bar Associations. Links with Nigerian National Developments • Still has link with his Igbo Roots • Founding President of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America [ANPA-Incj • Served in the several Charity Organisations in the USA a way to show gratitude to God for his mercies to him • Director at present, chairing the Board of Nebraska Institute of Forensic Science. Dr Matthias Okoye is happily married and is an Icon who wants to contribute his expertise for the good of his people.
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