Management

Essien Okon EKONG - B.Sc., MBChB, FWACS, FICS – Chairman / CEO

Dr Ekong is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon with over 30 years of Experience in Practice. He worked for the Ministry of Defence where he successfully rose to Grade Level 17 before retiring. During his time under the Ministry of Defence, He was Chief Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Military Hospital Yaba and covered Clinics for reputable hospitals such as St Nicholas Hospital, Hanoba Clinics as well as the Airforce Clinic Ikeja, and NNPC in Ikoyi. He was also an examiner for the West African College of Surgeons and to date is a keen believer in passing on knowledge to the younger generation of surgeons as well as keeping up to date with the newest trends in orthopedic management such as Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty. He is an active member of the AGMPN as well as the National Orthopedic Association. Dr Ekong is also the head of the surgery unit at Doren Specialist Hospital.

Mrs Dorah Essien Ekong, [B. Pharm] – Executive Director, Medical Support Services

Mrs Ekong is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University School of Pharmacy Ile-Ife with over 35 years of experience in pharmacy practice which cuts across numerous sectors namely Clinical, Community/ Retail Pharmacy. She has been the Superintendent Pharmacist of Doren Pharmacy for the past 35 years and a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and related local associations (E.g., association of community pharmacists-ACPN) as well as international bodies like the Federation of International Pharmacists (FIP).

Mr Itoro Essien Ekong – Executive Director/COO

Mr Itoro Ekong was an MPharm Graduate of Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom in 2011. Post-Qualification, He worked as a Pre-registration Pharmacist with Lloyds Pharmacy in Essex, United Kingdom, after which he sat the Qualifying exams to become a Registered Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council of the United Kingdom. He has vast experience in working across the different sectors of pharmacy and has also undertaken the role of supervising Intern Pharmacists as well as training Pharmacy Technicians.
Prior to Joining our team, He worked as a Senior Pharmacist with Celesio, UK to pilot the first fully automated dispensary robot and was responsible for ensuring the supply chain flow was not compromised. He was also the Safer Care lead which looked at avenues of reducing errors within the pharmacy network and maintained a high standard of service to the clients in the UK He is also a UK certified Pharmacist Practitioner (Independent Prescriber) which gives him the license to run clinics and prescribe medications to patients without the supervision of a Medical Practitioner. His area of clinical competence is the management of Diabetes and Hypertension and is proactive in the improvement of patient outcomes regarding the above-stated clinical indications He is a registered member of the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria and is keen on improving the quality of care delivered to members of the Public.

Dr Akinsiku Adedamola Oladipupo
Medical Director [MD]/Head of Internal Medicine

Dr Akinsiku Adedamola Oladipupo: MBBS, FMCP, fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Member of the International Society of Nephrologists (ISN) and Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NAN). He is a nephrologist with interests in general nephrology, post-transplant care and Therapeutic Apheresis. He had his postgraduate training at Lagos University Teaching Hospital with further training in Therapeutic Apheresis at the University of Virginia. He is currently the Medical Director at Doren Specialist Hospital and a Locum consultant for Lagos State Health Regulatory Body (HEFAMAA). Dr Akinsiku is also the Head of Internal Medicine at Doren Specialist Hospital. Also, in the department are:

1. Dr Opaleye Rasidat Oyenike: MBBS, FWACP, a fellow of the West African College of Physicians, and a member of the Nigerian Cardiac Society (NCS). She is a Cardiologist with interests in general Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. She is currently a Consultant Physician and Cardiologist at Alimosho General Hospital, and a visiting Consultant Cardiologist at Doren Specialist Hospital.

2. We also have resourceful gastroenterologists and Internists [Specialists], among others.

Dr Lateef Olawale Ogungbemi
Clinical Director/Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Lateef Olawale Ogungbemi, MBBS (Ibadan), FWACS, D. CERT Reproductive Medicine: Olawale is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, a fellow of the West African College with special interest in reproductive medicine, assisted reproductive technology and minimal access surgery. He is currently the Director of Clinical Services at Doren Specialist Hospital Ajah, Lagos.