Who We Are

Doren Specialist Hospital is a multi-specialist hospital with state of the equipment, renowned for its medical expertise, excellent nursing care, quality diagnostic and dedicated team of qualified doctors.

Founded in 1996 as Doren Pharmacy & Clinic, and incorporated in 2003, Doren Specialist Hospital has stood the test of time in Healthcare delivery within Lagos and had made name in providing high standard healthcare delivery to all of its clients within the country.

Due to expansion and the need to render specialist services, this service was up-graded to a full-fledged Hospital and incorporated accordingly. The Hospital is situated at #1, OsaPaul Street [formally Kemfat Road], Thomas Village Estate, Ajah (KM 28, Lagos-Epe Express Way). Lagos Nigeria.

We provide quality medical services at affordable rates without compromising standard.

Our Mission

To facilitate the actualization of professional and comprehensive health care in a conducive environment.

Our Vision

To be the unparalleled provider of a one stop qualitative, prompt, multi- specialized and standard healthcare

Our History

Doren Specialist Hospital is a renowned medical institution located in Lagos, Nigeria. Established in the late 20th century, the hospital has a rich history of providing high-quality healthcare services to the local community and beyond.
The hospital was founded in 1996 by Dr Essien Ekong, a highly respected medical professional with a vision to establish a world-class healthcare facility in Lagos. Dr Ekong recognized the need for specialized medical care in the region, since it is his place of residence and aimed to create a hospital of a specialist kind, that would offer comprehensive healthcare services under one roof. Initially, Doren Specialist Hospital started as a small clinic offering general medical services. However, with the growing demand for specialized treatments, it expanded its facilities and recruited a team of skilled doctors and healthcare professionals across various disciplines. This expansion allowed the hospital to cater to a wider range of medical conditions and provide advanced treatments to not just Lagos, but the entire South-Western Nigeria.

Over the years, Doren Specialist Hospital has made significant advancements in medical technology and infrastructure. It has continually invested in state-of-the-art equipment, diagnostic tools, and treatment facilities to ensure the best possible care for its patients. The hospital has departments dedicated to various specialties, including cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, gynaecology, and more. Doren Specialist Hospital has also earned a reputation for its patient-centric approach and compassionate care. The hospital focuses on creating a comfortable and healing environment for patients, with a commitment to personalized treatment plans and attentive medical staff.
In addition to its clinical services, Doren Specialist Hospital has actively contributed to medical research and education. The hospital constantly hosts seminars, workshops, and training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals. It also collaborates with local and international medical institutions to exchange expertise and stay updated with the latest advancements in the field.

Doren Specialist Hospital prides itself on its patient-centred approach, focusing on individualized care tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs. The medical team takes the time to listen, understand concerns, and provide comprehensive explanations to empower patients to make informed decisions about their healthcare. They prioritize open communication, ensuring patients feel comfortable discussing their symptoms, fears, and aspirations. From the forgoing, patient care is at the forefront of their mission. The hospital ensures that every patient receives personalized attention and is actively involved in the decision-making process. From the initial consultation to post-operative care, patients are provided with comprehensive support and information. Also, Doren Specialist Hospital, has a quality control team which is saddled with assuring our clients receive quality and highly standardised services. Today, Doren Specialist Hospital stands as a leading healthcare institution in Lagos, Nigeria. It continues to uphold its mission of providing exceptional medical care to its patients, driven by a dedication to excellence, innovation, and compassionate service.

The Hospital is being managed by a team of competent and tested professionals who are resourceful, God-fearing, empathic and market driven. The Hospital is administered through a team of professionals across three major divisions:

  • Medical Services Division
  • Medical Support Services Division
  • Finance & Business Development Division

Doren Specialist Hospital Lagos is functionally staffed.  Its staff strength comprises of Senior and Junior health-care specialists, consultants and professionals. The Hospital has facilities in 3 different locations:

Each facility comprises of the Male Surgical Wards, Children Wards, Female Surgical Wards, Maternity/Gynaecology Wards, Private Wards, Executive Private Wards, Recovery Rooms, Theatres, Consulting Rooms, Casualty/Emergency Rooms, Stores, Nurses/Doctors’ Rooms, Fully Stocked Pharmacies, Physiotherapy Unit, Laboratories etc. Patients’ records are electronic. Non- medical staff of varied ranks are also employed to complement the role of the professionals in medical services delivery.

Our Outpatient services in all specialties include but not limited to: General Medicine, Paediatrics, General surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ENT, Orthopaedics, Public and industrial health, physiotherapy, ophthalmology and dental services.  These key specialists are supported by highly trained, effective, friendly and courteous doctors, nurses, imaging scientists, laboratory scientists, administrative and ancillary staff who strive to make patients experience at Doren Specialist Hospital pleasurable, memorable and as pleasant as possible.

Ajah Branch

  • 1, OsaPaul Street [formally Kemfat Road], Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria
  • +234-802-306-2100

Wellness Centre

  • 8 Omu Oba Samsudeen off Lewis Fadipe Road, Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos
  • +234-901-628-2030

Imalete-Alafia Branch

  • Beside pencil oil filling station along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State
  • +234-808-620-3874



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 Defense, where he successfully rose to Grade Level 17 before retiring.   During his time under the Ministry of Defense, He was Chief Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Military Hospital Yaba. Dr Ekong also covered Clinics for reputable hospitals such as St Nicholas Hospital Lagos, Hanoba Clinics, the Airforce Clinic Ikeja, as well as NNPC in Ikoyi.

He was also an examiner for the West African College of Surgeons and till 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 Orthopaedic management such as Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty.

He is an active member of the AGMPN as well as National Orthopaedic Association.

Clients & Retainership

Delivery of Qualitative, Affordable And prompt health care services to the Society at large in a clean, polite and convivial environment.


We believe in affordable specialty healthcare for all