Prof. Nosakhare Godwin Bazuaye is the Deputy Vice Chancellor/Chief Medical Director of Igbinedion University and Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital Okada respectively, the first Private University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. A graduate of the University of Benin (M.B.B.S) and a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College (FMC(Path). A Certified Stem Cell Transplantologist and Clinical Apheresis from the Basel University Teaching Hospital Switzerland. Prof. Bazuaye pioneered the first successful stem cell transplant in Sub-Sahara Africa for the cure of sickle cell disease in 2011, the first automated red cell exchange in Nigeria for sickle cell disease in 2014 and the first stem cell transplantation for blood cancer (multiple myeloma). He is currently a collaborating stem cell transplatologist with the first and only private stem cell transplant centre (Celitek Healthcare Medical Centre) in sub-Sahara Africa where he has performed 18 stem cell transplantation for the cure of patients with sickle cell disease, four multiple myeloma and one aplastic anaemia patients. He has co-authored books, published several research articles, and won several academic and professional awards. He is a distinguished alumnus award recipient of the University of Benin in Nigeria, a postgraduate examiner at the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, external examiner for several medical schools, and a reviewer for several local, national and international journals. Prof. Bazuaye is the Secretary of African Blood and Marrow Transplant Society (AFBMT) and a member representing Africa in the Board of the World Blood and Marrow Transplant Society and Director of the European Blood and Marrow Transplant for Nigeria. He was Dean of the School of Clinical Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Igbinedion University, Okada and the first black African Quality Manager and International Inspector with JACIE (Joint Accreditation of Transplant Centres in Europe and America).
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