Dr Emmanuel R. Ezeome MB; BS, MA Bioethics, FWACS, FICS, FNaMed is the newly elected 1st Vice President/President elect of the West African College of Surgeons. He will assume office as the President of the College from 2023. Dr. Ezeome until recently was the Director of the Oncology Center at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu. He is a Professor of Surgical Oncology, University of Nigeria and the Head, General Surgery Division, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria. He equally doubles as the Director of the Bioethics Program at the Institute of Public Health, University of Nigeria.
Dr. Ezeome holds a Master’s degree in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is a past International Guest Scholar of the American College of Surgeons, and an ICRETTI grant recipient and Fogarty Fellow in Bioethics. He is a member and a fellow of many national and internal professional groups, including American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American College of Surgeons, Association of UICC Fellows as well as the Society of Oncology and Cancer Research of Nigeria (SOCRON).
Dr Ezeome has collaborated with CBR in many past and ongoing projects. He Directs the ENRICH training project in Bioethics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. This collaborative project between the CBR, University of Nigeria Nsukka and University of Maryland, USA trains Bioethicists and Health Research Ethics Committees in South-east and South-south Nigeria. He is the UNN site PI for the ENTRENTCH program which supports the University of Ibadan Bioethics training program and which has helped the University of Nigeria Program to take off. Dr Ezeome was the site PI for the NIBBLE project and currently leads the AFBRECANE project activities at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu. He is an active member of the Nigeria National system of Cancer Registries and spearheaded the transformation of the Enugu Cancer Registry into a population-based Cancer Registry.