Memfys Hospital was founded in 2002 as a pioneering Neurosurgical unit based in Enugu, Nigeria. The first and only specialist hospital of its kind in Africa, its mission has always been to offer a standard of neurosurgical and neurological patient care comparable to that found in developed countries. Memfys Hospital has since expanded its product offering to include services in Cardiology, Paediatrics, and Endocrinology. Our ambition is to equally provide an excellent level of care in these medical areas.
The hospital has established itself as a renowned centre for medical and radiological services in Nigeria, serving a wide geographical area and treating patients with various neurosurgical and neurological disorders from all parts of Nigeria. We pride ourselves on keeping up with technological advances and have installed cutting edge MRI and CT equipment thereby enhancing the quality of diagnosis and care management.
The hospital’s primary goals are:
Providing high quality patient care
Memfys provides high quality patient care by using modern, high tech and reliable equipment as well as highly trained and motivated staff.
Our equipment and facilities surpass the minimum recommended by the World Federation of Neurosurgical societies that regulates global neurosurgical practice. These facilities include a General Electric Signa Explorer 1.5 Tesla MRI Machine with 16 Channels, a Phillips Brilliance 64 Slice CT scanner, Mobile CereTom 8 slice CT scanner, a 0.35T open MRI system, a Mira Mobile Digital Xray, a Digital EEG machine and a Vivid 4D Ultrasound Machine.
The modern operating theatre suites are equipped with four Operating Microscopes including the Zeiss Pantero 90, Digical C-Arm, Advanced anaesthetic machines, Piped air and oxygen, High speed drills, intracranial aneurysm surgery sets and instruments, full spinal surgery instrumentation for cervical anterior and posterior as well as lumbar pedicle screw fixation. The six bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is fully equipped with modern ventilators and monitors, infusion pumps, syringe pumps etc. We are upgrading the High Dependency Unit (HDU) for managing patients who need more care than in a general ward but slightly less than that given in Intensive Care.
Our hospital is currently equipped with 18 adult beds and four paediatric beds. Four of the beds are in private rooms and the others are in shared en-suite rooms.
Conducting health related training programmes
Memfys provides training for young and more experienced doctors embarking on a career in Neuro and Spinal surgery. Memfys is accredited by the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) for full training in neurosurgery making it the third centre to be so recognised in Nigeria alongside University College Hospital Ibadan (UCH) and Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH). It is the only private health institution to enjoy this status in all of Africa. Memfys also provides the mandatory training in neurosurgery for doctors specialising in Anaesthesia, ENT, Ophthamology and Orthopaedics.
Memfys also provides three months training for Registrars and Senior Registrars in Radiology and Radiography which they are required to have before completing their Part 1 or Part 2 Postgraduate College Exams.
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Engaging in health related research especially pertaining to the Nervous System
Memfys is very active in research and is keen to push forward the boundaries of knowledge in neurosurgery and the effectiveness of treatments. Our medical staff have numerous publications in local and international journals and conferences.
Chief Executive Officer:
Professor Samuel Ohaegbulam
Mrs Marcelle Ohaegbulam
Dr Chima Ohaegbulam
Mr Emeka Ohaegbulam
Mr Neshmet Ohaegbulam
Mrs Elizabeth Quinn Ohaegbulam
Staff at Memfys
Staff at Memfys include medical doctors, nurses, radiographers, physiotherapists, administrators, accountants, technicians and housekeeping staff who are all central to our success. Below you will find more information about medical doctors at Memfys Hospital.
Chief Neurosurgeon – Professor Samuel C. Ohaegbulam, MD
M.B, B.Ch (Cairo), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), FWACS (W. Africa), FMCS (Nig), FICS
Samuel Ohaegbulam is Chief Neurosurgeon at Memfys Hospital. He graduated from Cairo University Medical School in 1967 with Honours, had his neurosurgical training in the United Kingdom including the famous Atkinson Hospital of St George’s Medical School, London. He had Microneurosurgery Training at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA and pioneered the neurosurgical service of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. He joined the University of Nigeria as Lecturer 1 in 1974 and was promoted to full Professor in 1980. He was also Chief of Neurosurgery at the North West Armed Forces Hospital, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia from 1989 to 2001.
He held many positions in the University of Nigeria including, Head of Anatomy, Associate Dean of Medicine, Dean of Medicine and Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Enugu Campus of UNN.
He is the author of Geographical Neurosurgery, the First On-Line Book of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons USA as well as numerous Chapters in Books, Scientific Journals and Conference Proceedings. He is the Pioneer President of the African Federation of Neurosurgical Societies from 2007.
He has extensive experience in surgery of tumours of the brain and spinal cord and Spinal Surgery including Spinal Instrumentation.
Consultant Neurosurgeon – Dr. M. C. Chikani
Consultant Neurosurgeon – Dr. Chika Ndubisi
Dr Chika Ndubuisi is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery and is Acting Head of Neurosurgery. Dr Ndubuisi completed his undergraduate degree at University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria in 2004. He is fully registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. In 2009, Dr Ndubuisi became an Associate Fellow of the West African College of Surgery and in 2014, a Fellow of The National Postgraduate Medical College of Neurosurgery. Dr Ndubuisi was a Junior Resident in general surgery at University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital between 2007 and 2009 and joined Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery in 2009 as a Senior Resident. He completed his training to become a Consultant in 2014. In 2013 Dr Ndubuisi was posted to the Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto Nagano, Japan for six months. There he completed the basic educational program for diagnostic angiography and neuroendovascular therapy.
Dr Ndubuisi is a member of the Nigerian Academy of Neurological Surgeons, the Nigerian Medical Association and Nigeria Institute of Management. Dr Ndubuisi has contributed to two books and has over 40 research publications in journals and has also participated and presented at several conferences with a number of the conference papers published. Prizes and Awards to his credit include Sir Samuel Manuwa Prize: Overall best graduating Senior Registrar in Faculty of Surgery at Part 2 level, National Postgraduate College of Nigeria 2014; University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital award for Best Registrar in Part 1 Postgraduate Fellowship Examination 2009; and Best Graduating Student in Medicine (2004), University of Port Harcourt Scholarship for academic excellence 2000-2004. Dr Ndubuisi is a reviewer for the Nigerian Journal of Medicine. He has participated as an Examiner in the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria examinations and he has supervised post-graduate resident doctors’ thesis in neurosurgery specialty for final (part 2) examinations.
Consultant Neurosurgeon – Dr. Okwuoma Okwunodulu
Dr Okwunodulu is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Memfys Hospital. He is Director of Training at Memfys Hospital. Dr Okwunodulu obtained his Medical Undergraduate Degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 2003. Dr Okwunodulu did his Surgical Residency: Part I at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria and Part II at Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu. He has worked as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Memfys Hospital since August 2018. He has a Fellowship in Neurosurgery. Faculty of surgery, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.
Prizes to his credit include Sir Manuel Manuwa’s Prize for the best Candidate in Part II FMCS Examination, National Postgraduate Medical Council of Nigeria 36th Convocation 2018; and Uchenna Mezue Prize for the best Candidate in Neurosurgery FMCS Examination. National Postgraduate Medical Council of Nigeria 36th Convocation 2018.
Dr Okwunodulu has a number of publications in academic journals and he has also participated and presented at conferences with a number of the conference papers published.
Consultant Neurosurgeon – Professor Wilfred Mezue
Consultant Neurologist – Sr Dr. Bibiana Mariette Ifeoma Oti, DMMM
Sr Dr Bibiana Oti, a consultant Neurologist and Epileptologist is the head of the Neurology unit at Memfys Hospital. Sr Dr Oti earned her medical degree from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. She worked at the following hospitals: Elisabeth Hospital, Recklinghausen, Germany; Epilepsy Center, Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Rotenburg Wuemme (Germany); and St Johannes Hospital, Hagen (Germany).
Prior to joining Memfys Hospital in 2017, Sr Dr Oti completed advanced training in EEG and Epileptology (Rotenburg, Wuemme, Germany). She holds an additional certificate in clinical Neurophysiology, EEG and Epileptology from the Epilepsy center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Sr Dr Oti is a member of the following professional organizations: German society for clinical Neurophysiology and Functional ImagiIng, German society for Epileptology and International League Against Epilepsy; European Stroke Organization (ESO); Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria; Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences (NSNS) and Nigerian Epilepsy League.
Dr Oti also works at ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu.
Sr Dr Oti is a member of the religious congregation of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Mercy.
Consultant Neurologist – Dr. Ezeala-Adikaibe Birinus Adikaibe
Dr Ezeala-Adikaibe is a Consultant Neurologist at Memfys Hospital. Dr Ezeala-Adikaibe has worked with Memfys Hospital since xxxx. Dr Ezeala-Adikaibe obtained his undergraduate degree from Odessa Medical University Ukraine in 1995. He became a Member of the West Africa College of Physicians and a Member of the National Postgraduate Medical College in 2004. He became a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in 2008.
Dr Ezeala-Adikaibe was a Registrar at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Anambra State between 2002 and 2004. He was then a Senior Registrar at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu between 2005-2008. Between 2008 and 2009 he was a Consultant Neurologist/Physician at Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital (ESUTH). He has been a Consultant Neurologist at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla Enugu since 2009. Since 2016 he has also been a Senior Lecturer at ESUTH and at University of Nigeria Nsukka. Dr Ezeala-Adikaibe has over 50 publications in various academic journals.
Consultant Anesthetist – Dr. Amaka Ozoagu
Dr Amaka Ozoagu is a Consultant Anesthetist at Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery. Dr Ozoagu completed her undergraduate degree at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State in 1997. Dr Ozoagu became a Fellow of the Medical College of Anesthesia in 2013. She is a Member of the Nigeria Medical and Dental Council, a Member of the Nigerian Medical Association, and an Associate Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. She is also a Member of the Society for the Study of Pain, Nigeria. Dr Ozoagu was the National Financial Secretary between 2005 and 2007 of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria and the National Public Relations Officer and Newsletter Editor for the same Association between 2009 and 2011. She is also a Member of Memfys Hospital’s Ethical Committee.
Dr Ozoagu was a Registrar at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu between 2001 and 2007. She was then a Senior Registrar at National Hospital Abuja between 2007 and 2012. Between 2012 and 2013 she was a Senior Registrar and subsequently a Consultant Anesthetist at Nisa Premier Hospital Abuja. Dr Ozoagu joined Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery in November 2013.
Dr Ozoagu’s awards include Best Candidate in Anesthesia, Part 1, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. November 2006.
Consultant Anesthetist – Dr. Onochie Uchenna Nweze
Dr Onochie Uchenna Nweze is a Consultant Anesthetist at Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery. Dr Nweze completed his undergraduate degree at University of Port Harcourt in 2005. Dr Nweze became a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in 2017. Dr Nweze also obtained a Post Fellowship Neuroanaesthesia Diploma from Cairo University in 2019. Dr Nweze is a Member of The Nigerian Medical Association, The Nigerian Society of Anaesthesia, and The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.
Dr Nweze was a Medical Officer and Assistant Head of Health, Safety and Environment Unit for Geo Qinetiq Nigeria Limited between 2008 and 2009. He was then a Registrar Anaesthesia and Intensive care at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, between 2009-2012 and subsequently a Senior Registrar between 2012- 2017 at the same institution. Dr Nweze joined Memfys Hospital in 2019.
Consultant Anesthetist – Dr. Maduabuchi Paul Ufoegbunam
Dr Ufoegbunam is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Consultant in Charge of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with Memfys Hospital since 2011. He obtained his undergraduate Medical Degree (MBBS) in 1998 and his Diploma in Anaesthesia from the West African College of Surgeons in 2004. He has been a Fellow of the National Post Graduate College of Nigeria FMCA since 2009. He also obtained a Fellowship in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in India in 2012. He is an American Heart Association (AHA) instructor in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Dr Ufoegbunam is a Member of the Nigeria Society of Anaesthetists, a Member of the Nigerian Cardiac Society and a Member of the European Society of Critical Care.
Dr Ufoegbunam is also a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu where he is the Consultant in charge of the Intensive Care Unit.
Dr Ufoegbunam has ongoing research interests in the EUROBACT II Study, InPUT Study, SAnDMAN Study and the SQUEEZE Study.
Consultant Paediatrician – Professor Edwin Okoroma
Professor Okoroma is Head of the Paediatric Unit at Memfys Hospital. Professor Okoroma’s university education was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1962 to 1965. He attended Medical School at the University of Rochester School of Medicine from 1965 to 1969 from where he earned his Medical Degree in 1969. His Post Graduate education began at Children’s Hospital National Medical Centre in Washington D.C. USA and subsequently at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School in Rochester, Minnesota where he became a Fellow in Paediatric Cardiology. Professor Okoroma became American Board Certified in General Paediatrics in 1974 and Paediatric Cardiology in 1975. Professor Okoroma returned to Nigeria and joined the Paediatric Department of University of Nigeria as Lecturer 1 1975 and became a full Professor of Paediatrics in 1986.
Professor Okoroma became a Fellow of the American Academy of Paediatrics FAAP 1974, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology FACC 1975, Fellow of the Nigerian Post Graduate Medical College (FNMC Paed), Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Nigerian Cardiac Society FNCS.
In 1990, he left to work in Saudi Arabia, first at the Military Hospital in Tabuk as Acting Head of the Department of Paediatrics and later as Consultant in charge of Paediatric Cardiology for 10 years. In 2000 he moved to the Military Hospital, Hafer Al Batin as Chief of the Department and Consultant in Charge of Paediatric Cardiology for 18 years. He finally returned to Nigeria in February 2018.
He has been Head of the Paediatric Unit at Memfys Hospital since 2018.
Consultant Radiologist – Dr. Chukwuemeka Amaechi Peter Obieze
Dr Chukwuemeka Amaechi Peter Obieze is a Consultant Radiologist at Memfys Hospital since January 2019 where he also teaches doctors on postings. Dr Obieze obtained his Medical Degree from University of Nigeria, Enugu in 2009. He did his postgraduate training at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Department of Radiation Medicine as a Registrar and subsequently a Senior Registrar between 2012 and January 2019. He was the Chief Resident in the Radiology Department between 2014 and 2017 at UNTH. In 2017 Dr Obieze was a Visiting Observer at the Medica Superspecialty Hospital Kolkata, India. In 2018, Dr Obieze worked as a Part-time Radiologist at Hansa Clinics, Enugu.
Dr Obieze has been a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons since 2017. He is also a Member of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria; a Member of the Nigerian Medical Association; a Member of the Radiological Society of North America and a Member of the European Society of Radiology.
He is currently studying for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at University of South Wales in the United Kingdom.
Consultant Radiologist – Dr. Enyeribe Chuks Ajare
Dr Ajare is a Consultant Radiologist with Memfys Hospital. Dr Ajare joined Memfys Hospital in 2019. Dr Ajare obtained his Medical Degree from Abia State University in 2003. He did his Housemanship at University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital between 2004 and 2005. After completing his National Youth Service in 2006, he worked as a Full time Medical Officer at Olivet Clinic in Port Harcourt between 2006 and 2008. He did his Junior Residency Posting in Radiology at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) between 2008 and 2010 and became a Senior Registrar in Radiology in 2010 working in this capacity until 2016 when he became a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in Radiology. At UNTH he was an Assistant Chief Resident in Radiology between 2011 and 2015. He worked as a Consultant Radiologist at Eze Ndi Eze Diagnostics, Enugu between 2016 and 2019.
Since 2017 he has worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Radiation Medicine at University of Nigeria. He is currently a Chaplain (Curate) at the Chapel of Restoration, UNTH old site.
He is interested in interventional and vascular Radiology with bias for Radiologic management of stroke.
Consultant Radiologist – Dr. Gilbert Chika Ossi
Dr Gilbert Chika Ossi is a Consultant Radiologist with Memfys Hospital since 2011. He has also been an Adjunct lecturer in Radiology at Enugu State University of Science and Technology since 2010.
Dr Ossi obtained his medical degree from University of Ibadan in 1981. He did his postgraduate training at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu between 2001 and 2007, first working as a Registrar and then a Senior Registrar. His previous work experience includes working as an Adjunct Lecturer in Radiology at Ebonyi State University Abakaliki and a Consultant Radiologist at Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital. He was also the Head of Department of Radiology at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu. He worked in industry as the Head of Department, Medical Services Nicon Insurance Corporation, Lagos in the 1990s.
Dr Ossi is a Fellow in Radiology of the West Africa College of Surgeons since 2007. He is a Member of the Medical and Dental Consultants of Association of Nigeria; a Member of the Radiological Society of North America; a Member of the Association of Radiologists of West Africa; a Member of the Society of Occupational Health Physicians of Nigeria; and a Member of the Nigeria Medical Association.
He is a published Academic.
Consultant Radiologist – Dr. Augustine Chukwudi Onuh
Dr A. C. Onuh is a Consultant Radiologist with Memfys Hospital. He joined Memfys Hospital in 2011. Dr Onuh obtained his Medical Degree (MBBS) from University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1986. He did his Housemanship at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu between 1986 and 1987. After completing his National Youth Service in 1988, he worked as a Full time Medical Officer at Hansa Clinics in Enugu from 1989 to 1991. He did his Junior and Senior Residency Postings in Radiology at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) from 1991 to1996 and became a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (in Faculty of Radiology) in 1997.
Since 1997 he has been working as a senior Lecturer in the Department of Radiation Medicine at University of Nigeria as well as a Consultant Radiologist in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu. He has also been working as a Consultant Radiologist at Hansa Clinics Enugu, an elite Radiology diagnostic centre.
He practices general radiology with special interests in neuroradiology, paediatric radiology, interventional and vascular Radiology.
Consultant Cardiologist – Dr. Uzoma Chukwunonso Okechukwu
Dr Okechukwu is a Consultant Cardiologist with Memfys Hospital since 2018. Dr Okechukwu completed his undergraduate degree at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State in 2006. He had his junior and senior residency training at Nnamdi Azikiwe University where he also served as chief resident in the Department of Medicine. During that period he also had further training at Cary Cardiology, Carolina Heart Centre and WakeMed Cary hospital all in North Carolina in the United States. He worked at Joe Nwiloh Heart Centre where he was part of a heart team offering open heart surgery for a variety of adult/paediatric congenital and acquired cardiac conditions. Since 2017, Dr Okechukwu has been a Consultant physician and cardiologist at Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital, Parklane (ESUTH), Enugu where his responsibilities include supervising and training senior and junior medical residents and medical students in addition to his physician duties. He is Head of Staff Welfare at the Department of Medicine at ESUTH.
Dr Okechukwu has Part One Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College (2012) and Full Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians (2016). He is a professional member of the Nigerian Cardiac Society and European Society of Cardiology. He is both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified.
Dr Okechukwu has publications in academic journals.
Consultant Endocrinologist – Dr. Ikenna Bede Nnolim
Dr Nnolim is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Memfys Hospital. Dr Nnolim has worked with Memfys Hospital since 2018. Dr Nnolim graduated from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1994 as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS).
Dr Nnolim is a Fellow of the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council and the American College of Endocrinology. He has Board of Medicine licenses from the State of North Carolina, the State of Michigan and the State of Ohio all in the USA. Dr Nnolim is a Member of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, the American Medical Association, the Endocrinology and Metabolism Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Medical Association.
Between 1997 and 1999 Dr Nnolim worked at the Preferred Family Clinic, Detroit, Michigan. He did his Internal Medicine Residency Training and Fellowship training at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan between 2000 and 2006. From 2007 to 2012 he worked as a Consultant Endocrinologist at Cape Fear Regional Hospital Fayetteville, North Carolina and during this time he held a number of Director positions in Diabetes and Endocrinology in North Carolina, USA.
Dr Nnolim returned to Nigeria in 2012 and is currently a Consultant in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer, at the College of Medicine, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital and a Medical Director at the Carolina Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic, Enugu.
Dr Nnolim has extensive research experience including working as a Diabetes Research Consultant and Speaker for Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America between 2008 and 2011. He worked as a Diabetes Research Consultant and Speaker for Lilly Pharmaceuticals, USA between 2009 and 2011. Dr Nnolim also carried out Cardiovascular and Clinical Applications (CECA) research at the Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center between 1999 and 2004 working under Dr John Flack the Director of the Research Center. Between 2003 and 2006 he worked as a Research Fellow at the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University. He has publications in academic journals.
Dr Gabriel Ejembi – JUTH Jos, Plateau State
Dr Mark Ohhueleigbe, FMC Owerri, Imo State
Dr Kelechie O. Ndukuba, FETHA, Ebonyi
Dr Moses O. Inojie, FMC Asaba, Delta State
Dr S.D.N. Achebe, Memfys Hospital, Enugu
Dr Ned M. Ndafia, UNIUYOTH, Akwa-Ibom State
Dr Francis Campbell Chukwuemeka, DELSUTH
Dr Uchenna Nwabueze, FMC Asaba, Delta State
Dr Obioma R. Akwada, UCH Ibadan, Oyo State
Dr Hart Idawarifagha, UPTH, Rivers State
Dr Donald Ogolo, FETHA, Ebonyi State