Biography of Prof. Gregory Efosa Erhabor

Born on 26th July, 1957, Prof. Gregory Efosa Erhabor is a Professor of Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University.

Consultant Physician/Pulmonologist and Head of the Respiratory Unit at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife.

Full Biography of Prof. Gregory Efosa Erhabor

Served as International Regent of ACCP for 6 years.

Currently, an Executive committee member of Global governors for ACCP.

Former National delegate of the European Respiratory Society and a Member of the ERS till date.

Vice-Chair of the Chronic Lung Disease division of International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (IUATLD) based in Paris for three years, having been the secretary and programme secretary for many years.

Fellow, West African College of Physicians (FWACP)

Fellow, American College of Physicians (FCCP)

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (FRCP, Edin.)

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London (FRCP, Lond.)

Pioneering founder of Pan-African Thoracic Society (PATS)

Former president, Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS)

Former Chairman, STOP TB Nigeria

Long-standing Member of American Thoracic Society

Long-standing Member of the British Thoracic Society

    Prof. Erhabor was former Chief Examiner and Internal Assessor, Faculty of Internal Medicine, West African College of Physicians.

    He is currently the Coordinator, West African College of Physicians Examinations (Internal Medicine) – Abuja Centre.

    He is the Editor-in-Chief of the West African Journal of Medicine, a journal for all physicians and surgeons in the West African sub-region.

He was former Co-Editor of the African Journal of Respiratory Medicine (AJRM), now Journal of the Pan-African Thoracic Society (JPATS).

Prof. Erhabor is the President/ Founder of Asthma and Chest Care Foundation, a non-governmental organization with a tripod aim of pursuing research, education and patient care among asthmatics, and those with other chest diseases.

    He is a member of many national and international Boards including being Advisory Board Member, Global Health Promotion on Community Health Promotion Strategies and Non-Communicable Diseases Control in Africa (2009)
    Chairman of Advisory Board (Pfizer): The AFME Pneumococcal Adult (Vaccine)
    He is a Member of the Governing Board, Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA).

    He developed the World Health Organization (WHO) Document on Non-Communicable Respiratory Diseases in Africa

    He was part of the WHO Global EXPERT ON MHealth Initiative, Tromso, Norway. FINDING PATHWAY FOR MHEALTH AND CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE.

    He is the Key Resource Person, Omron Healthcare Respiratory Academy Training of Trainee, Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

    He developed eight (8) modules of the Respiratory Training Curriculum and was facilitator and trainer in Netherlands and Nigeria.
    External Program Evaluator at the East Africa Training Initiative, Ethiopia (2018).

    He was the Principal Investigator of the Sensation of breathlessness among asthmatics (Asthma Special Trustees United Bristol Hospital Grant);

    Co-Principal Investigator, Burden of Obstructive Lung disease (BOLD) Study I – Nigeria Centre (2010),

    Principal Investigator, Burden of Obstructive Lung disease (BOLD) Study II – Nigeria Centre (2018), amongst numerous others.

    Prof. Erhabor is a well published author/researcher who has written over one hundred and fifty (150) articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals.

    Prof. Erhabor has supervised  and trained over thirty respiratory residents across the country who have successfully defended their part 2 dissertations and have become leading Consultants in their field.

He has also trained numerous residents in General Internal Medicine, supervised numerous postgraduate students for Master’s degree and have taught thousands of medical students.

    He has received numerous national and international awards including;

    The British Thoracic Society (BTS) Award (1993)
    ‘Making a Difference’ Award by American College of Chest Physicians in Philadelphia (2008)
     Humanitarian Award in Asthma by American College of Chest Physicians in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2012, amongst many others.

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