OLISA, Prof Emeka Geoffrey

MB, BS, M.D, pathologist and parasitologist, born January 8, 1927, Ossomari, Onitsha, Anambra State; married Stella Ifeyinwa Ogo 1965, three sons, three daughters; Education: St. Patrick's College, Calabar, 1943-45, St. Gregory's Col lege, Ikoyi, Lagos, 1945-48, Rockwell College, Cashel, Ireland, 1952-53, University of Gottingen, West Germany, 1954-57, University of Hamburg, 1951-61, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, England, 1961-63; Medical Officer, Special Grade in Pathology, General Hospital, Enugu, December 1960 — March 1961; Lecturer in Anatomic-Pathology and Parasitology, University of Ibadan, 1963-65; Senior Lecturer in Pathology and Anatomic Histology, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, 1966-71; Associate Professor in Pathology, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington D.C, 1971-76; Pro fessor and Head, Department of Pathology and Haematology, University of Jos, 1976-81; Visiting Professor and External Examiner in Anatomic Pathology in Universities of Lagos, Benin, Enugu, Kingston, Bangkok, Tokyo; Honorary Consultant, Borromeo Hospital, Department of Pathology, 1981-86; Chairman and Medical Director, International Laboratories and Mortuary Science Consultants Limited, Onitsha, since 1981; African-American Fellow in Pathology, Cornell University, New York, USA, 1970-71; British Commonwealth Fellow in Pathology and Royal Post Graduate Medical School, Hammersmith, London University, 1971-72; member, Nigerian Medical Association, since 1961; member, International Society of Geographical Pathology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1975; member, New York Academy of Sciences, 1976; member, International Academy of Pathology, Augusta, Georgia, USA, 1977; member, American Society of Ex perimental Pathology, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 1978; fellow Nigerian Medical College of Pathologists, 1979; winner, Fridjof-Nansen Scholarship for Physiology, Gottingen University, 1954; member of a panel appointed by the Eastern Nigeria Government (Asika Regime) in 1971 to review the status of Medical Services in the Region; member, World Health Organisation panel to review the Pathology of Malaria and other tropical diseases, 1977; retired voluntarily from public service, 1981; Traditional title: Ojinaka and Akpashi of Ossomari; Publications: Fragments of OssomalaHistory (Enugu, Government Press, 1971), in addition to over 36 scientific papers in national and international journals; Hob bies: study of comparative religion, hor ticulture, astrology, photography, architecture and dog-breeding; Official Address: Interna tional Laboratories and Mortuary Science Consultants Limited, PO Box 1727, Onitsha; Telephone: (046) 210451; Home: 1 Bent Lane, GRA, Onitsha, Anambra State; Telephone: (046) 214390.
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