obaseki appointed substantive CMD of UBTH, promises reforms and welfare

Dr Obaseki emerges CMD. After months of political tussle, for the exalted office of the ub­th Chief Medical Director that saw about 25 contenders jostling for the plum job, the federal government on Thursday appointed Dr. Darlington Obaseki the substantive CMD of UBTH (University of Benin Teaching Hospital).

Until now Dr. Obaseki served as the acting CMD of the hospital following the expiration of the tenure of the former CMD, Prof Micheal Ibadin.

Dr Obaseki’s story has been a meteoric rise, he graduated from the prestigious University of Benin in 1991. He became consultant of Pathology in 2001 and a professor in 2017. Dr Obaseki was my teacher and course adviser during my University days in medical school. He was a one-time head of department of Morbid Anatomy, University of Benin.

As my teacher and course adviser, Dr. Darlington Obaseki was very active and committed to seeing us excel in our academic field. He held numerous talk sessions with my class where he admonished us on hard work, honesty, attitudinal change and universal best practices in Medicine and patient care.

obaseki and his students
dr obaseki and his students

Experience of Dr Obaseki

Consultant Pathologist, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (2001-present)

Head of Department, University of Benin (2013-2016)

Deputy Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, UBTH (2016 -2017)

Education background of Dr. Obaseki

University of Benin (1985-1991)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.


Obaseki thanked God and the federal government for the opportunity to serve the institution and promised his best to make the institution great. In his words during a phone conversation with Nigeria Health Blog..

“We are going to strengthen our reforms which are geared towards making UBTH the best teaching hospital in Nigeria. I am going to work with my team and the entire staff of this hospital to achieve to achieve greater successes.”

He promised to improve the welfare of both patients and staff in UBTH.

Prof Obaseki is approachable, a football enthusiast and happily married with children.

dr obaseki
dr obaseki during relaxation

Recently one of his students emerged best in Surgery

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4 thoughts on “obaseki appointed substantive CMD of UBTH, promises reforms and welfare

  1. Really lovable character he is. A very good and passionate teacher. He teaches with conscience and readiness to produce knowledgeable doctors who will not need to go through so much rigors to grasp the stuff after his lecture. His class is one many don’t like to miss. Congratulations Great Leader!

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