PROF. DONALD NZEH’S

Department of Radiology

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Brief Personal Profile

Professor Donald Amasike Nzeh was born in Owerri, Imo State, on the 18th of January 1953.  He attended Government Demonstration School, Surulere, Lagos for his primary education.  His secondary school education was at St Finbarr’s College, Akoka, Lagos and Holy Ghost College, Owerri.  He proceeded to the University of Lagos in 1973 for his undergraduate medical education and obtained the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees in 1979. 
He did his National Youth Service Corps programme in Ondo State from 1980 to 1981. After this, he enrolled at the University College Hospital, Ibadan for Radiology residency programme in 1981 and completed his training in 1985. In 2008 he undertook a Diploma Course in Biomedical Engineering at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and completed it in 2009.
Prof. Nzeh joined the University of Ilorin as Lecturer I in 1986 and attained the status of Professor in 1998.  He has been Honorary Consultant Radiologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital since 1986. Presently, he is Director of the Midland Ultrasound Research and Education Centre, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin.
He has published 56 papers in learned journals.  Professor Nzeh is currently Editor-in-Chief of the West African Journal of Ultrasound; and former Editor-in-Chief of The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences; and former Associate Editor of The Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal.
He has been past president of both the Association of Radiologists of West Africa and the West African Medical Ultrasound Society. Currently, he is President of the Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging.
Presently he is Chairman of the Faculty Board of Radiology and Chief Examiner in Radiology of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) as well as a member of the Governing Council of the WACS. He was appointed External Examiner in Radiology by the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in July 2008.

Membership of Learned Societies
Member, Nigerian Medical Association
Member, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria.
Member, Association of Radiologists of West Africa.
Member, West African Medical Ultrasound Society.
Member, Mediterranean and African Society of Ultrasound.
Member, British Medical Ultrasound Society.
Member, European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
Member, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
Member, Radiological Society of North America.
Member, Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging.
Member, Nigerian Institute of Biomedical Engineers.
Fellow, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.
Fellow, West African College of Surgeons.
Courses Taught: Radiology.
Research Interests
Transfontanelle Ultrasound, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Neurological Disease.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Low Back Pain.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Musculo-Skeletal Disease

Areas of Core Competence
Transfontanelle Ultrasonography.
Vascular Doppler Ultrasound.
Ocular Ultrasonography.
Computed Tomography.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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PUBLICATIONS

Dissertations:

  1. NZEH D. A. (1985): Observations on the Radiological Characteristics of Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Dissertation presented to the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in Part-Fulfilment of FMCR Award.
  2. NZEH D. A. (2009): Design and Construction of Front-Loading Motorized Syringe Pump Injector Using Locally Sourced Materials in Lagos, Nigeria. Dissertation presented to the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in Part-Fulfillment for Award of Diploma in Biomedical Engineering.

Publications in Learned Journals and Books:

  1. OGUNBIYI O.A. and NZEH D.A. (1984): Intravenous Urography in Paediatric and Adolescent Practice. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 11(4): 107-114.
  2. NZEH D.A. (1986): Congenital Duodenal Diaphragm in Association with Situs Inversus. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics. 13 (3): 91-93
  3. NZEH D.A. (1987): Importance of the Jaw Radiograph in Diagnosis of Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Clinical Radiology. 38: 519-522.
  4. NZEH D.A. (1987): Completely Fused Pelvic Kidneys (The Cake or Discoid Kidney). Nigerian Medical Journal. 21 (2):92-94
  5. NZEH D.A. and WILD S.R. (1987): Large Bowel Obstruction due to Impacted Faeces. Ghana Medical Journal. 17(3): 159-162.
  6. NZEH D.A. and KOMOLAFE F. (1987): Radiological Pattern of Lumbar Spinal Degenerative Changes in Symptomatic Patients. RAYS. 12(3):35-38.
  7. FAGBULE D., ADEDOYIN M.A. and NZEH D.A.. (1987): Childhood Pneumonia in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics. 14(3&4): 73-78.
  8. NZEH D.A. (1988): Atypical Intrathoracic Manifestations of Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Pediatric Radiology. 18: 411-412.
  9. NZEH D.A. (1988): The Target-Sign in Sonographic Diagnosis of Fetal Hydrocele. American Journal of Roentgenology. 150:696.
  10. NZEH D.A. KOMOLAFE F. and ADETORO O.O. (1988): Ultrasonic Evaluation of Pelvic Masses in the Female. Nigeria Medical Journal. 18(4): 458-460.
  11. NZEH D.A. (1989): Intravenous Urographic Findings in Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Tropical and Geographical Medicine. 41(3): 261-263.
  12. NZEH D.A. and ADEDOYIN M.A (1989): Sonographic Pattern of Gallbladder Disease in Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia. Pediatric Radiology. 19:290-292.
  13. ADETORO O.O., KOMOLAFE F. and NZEH D.A. (1990):Hysterosalpingography and Laparoscopy in Infertility Management at Ilorin. Nigeria.  Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 8(2):26-28
  14. NZEH D.A. and ERASMUS R.T. (1990): Pancreatic Calcification in Diabetes Mellitus at Ilorin, Nigeria. Tropical Doctor, 20: 121-123.
  15. NZEH D.A. (1990): The String-Sign in Sonographic Diagnosis of Diamniotic Twin Pregnancy: Central African Journal of Medicine. 36 (2): 52-54.
  16. JENYO M.S and NZEH D.A. (1990): Familial Subluxation of the Metacarpo-phalangeal and Proximal Interphalangeal Joints in Two Consecutive Siblings.  The “Serpentine Little Finger”. Pediatric Radiology. 20:610-611.

+     Listed in the Bibliography of Current World Literature in Current Opinion in Radiology.   October, 1991.

  1. NZEH D.A. and RIMMER S. (1990): Correlation of Blood Culture and Radiological Findings in Lower Respiratory Tract Infections of the Newborn (Abstract). Pediatric Radiology. 20 (5) :400.
  2. NZEH D.A. and ADETORO O.O. (1990): Value of Ultrasound Placental Localization in Pregnancy after Caesarean Section. Central African Journal of Medicine. 36 (8) : 193-195.
  3. NZEH D.A. (1992): Radiological Services in Health Care Delivery: A Model for Nigeria. West African Journal of Radiology. 2(1): 62-64.
  4. NZEH D.A. and ADETORO O.O. (1992): Sonographic Assessment of the Incompetent Cervix in Pregnancy. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 37(3):179-184.

+          Selected for Abstraction in the Mosby Yearbook of Ultrasound, 1993.

+          Listed in the Bibliography of Current World Literature in Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, February, 1993

+          (Translated into Italian by the Publishers).

  1. NZEH D. A. and ADETORO O. O. (1993): Valutazione Sonografica di Cervice     Incompetente In Gravidance.  Giornale Italiano di Ostetricia e Ginecologia.  XV(4):  331 – 335
  2. NZEH D. A. (1992):  Appraisal of Ultrasound Utility in the Diagnosis of Neonatal Intracranial Pathologies (Abstract). West African Journal of Radiology. 2(1): 
  3. OGUNSEYINDE O. O. and NZEH D. A.. (1992): Vicarious Excretion of Intravenous Diatrizoate (Urograffin) in Renal Insufficiency. West African Journal of Medicine.
  4. NZEH D. A., RIMMER S., MOOREM.O., and HUNT L. (1992): Prediction of Birthweight by Fetal Ultrasound Biometry. British Journal of Radiology 65 : 987 – 989.
  5. NZEH D. A., ERASMUS R. T. and AIYEDUN B. A. (1994): Serum Eletrolyte and protein Changes after Intravenous Injection of Sodium and Meglumine Diatrizoate (Urograffin – 370) African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences.  23: 35 – 37.
  6. AJAYI O. A. and NZEH D. A. (1994): Neuro-Sonographic Abnormalities in Very Low Birthweight (VLBW) Infants (Abstract).  Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics.  21(3):  71 – 72.
  7. NZEH D. A., ALLAN P. L., MCBRIDE K., GILLESPIE and RUCKLEY C. V. (1995): Comparison of Colour Doppler Imaging and Angiography in the Detection of Lower Limb Arterial Disease. Book-of-Work-in-Progress-Abstracts.  Roentgen Centenary Congress, Birmingham, U. K. 5 – 6.
  8. NZEH D. A., AKINLEMIBOLA J. K. and NZEH G.C. (1996): Incidence of Armillifer Armillatus (Pentastome) Calcification in the Abdomen.  Central African Journal of Medicine. 42(1): 29-31.
  9. NZEH D. A.(1996): Ultrasound Determination of Fetal Gender: Accuracy and Social Implications.  East African Medical Journal.  73: 225 – 227.
  10. NZEH D. A. and AJAYI O. A. (1996): Birth Order and Intracranial Haemorrhage Among Twin Pairs in the Neonatal period.  Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics.  23(3):  62 – 66.
  11. NZEH D. A. (1997):  Radiological Features of Immune and Non-immune Pulmonary Tuberculosis.  Medilor.  5(1) :  23 – 24.
  12. NZEH D. A. and AJAYI O. A. (1997): Sonographic Diagnosis of Intracranial Haemorrhage and Periventricular Leukomalacia in Premature African Neonates.  European Journal of Radiology.  26 :  77 – 82.
  13. OYANIYI,T., ADEDOYIN M.A. and NZEH D. A. (1997):  A Review of Salient  Considerations in the Diagnosis of Childhood Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Tropical  Journal of  Health Sciences. 4: 1 - 5 .
  14. NZEH D. A., ALLAN P. L., MCBRIDE K., GILLESPIE and RUCKLEY C.V. (1998): Comparison of Colour Doppler Ultrasound and Digital Subtraction Angiography in the Detection of Lower Limb Arterial Disease.  African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences.  27 (3 & 4) :  177 – 180
  15. NZEH D. A. (1998): Tenets of Religion, Dictates of Medicine and Dilemma of the Christian Doctor:  Catholic Medicare.  1(1) : 8 - 10.
  16. NZEH D.A. and UYANNE I.(1998): Ultrasound Assessment of Ophthalmic Diseases in Children.(Abstract). Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics. 25(2-4):87-88.
  17. JUMAH K.B., GORDON-HARRIS L. and NZEH D.A. (1999): A Survey of Common Faults   in  Radiology Reports as Seen by Clinicians. West African Journal of Radiology. 6 (1) : 1-3.
  18. NZEH A. (2000): Observations on Cranial Ultrasound of the Newborn Infant. (Abstract). Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  26(4) , Supplement 2. A103.
  19. NZEH D. A. (2000) : Experience with Ocular Ultrasound in the Tropics. (Abstract) Ultrasound  in Medicine and Biology.  26(4), Supplement 2. A234.
  20. NZEH D. A., OYAWOYE O. and ADETORO O. O. (2000): Ultrasound Estimation of Birth Weight in Late Pregnancy Among African Women.  West African Journal of Ultrasound. 1(1) : 9 – 13.
  21. NZEH D.A., PAM S.D., ERINLE S.A. and SAIDU S.A. (2001): Ultrasound Diagnosis of   Hydrocephalus Among African Infants in Nigeria. West African  Journal of  Ultrasound. 2(1): 13-16.
  22. NZEH, D.A. , OWOEYE, J.F.A., ADEMOLA-POPOOLA D.S. and UYANNE I.A(2002): Ultrasound Evaluation of Orbito-Ocular Tumours in Ilorin, Nigeria: A  Five-Year   Review: West African Journal of Ultrasound .  3(1): 16-20.
  23. OJUAWO A., NZEH D.A. and SALISU A. (2003): Calcification of the Falx Cerebri in Childhood: A Normal Variant or Pathological Entity? Sahel Medical Journal. 6(2): 40-43.
  24. NZEH D.A. (2003): Unmasking of the Obscure Human Figure: Interplay of Mind, Machine   and  The 63rd Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin, Ilorin,  Nigeria. 30th January, 2003.
  25. AJAYI A.O. and NZEH D.A. (2003): Intraventricular Haemorrhage and Periventricular  Leukomalacia in Premature Nigerian Infants of   Very Low Birthweight. West African Journal of Medicine.22(2): 164-166.
  26. NZEGWU N.C., AWOSANYA G.O.G., IROHA E., NZEH D.A. and OSIBOGUN A. (2003): Ultrasonic Evaluation of Normal Brain Ventricular Size in Term Nigerian Neonates. West African Journal of Ultrasound. 4(1): 10-15.
  27. OJUAWO A., NZEH D.A. and SALISU A. (2003): Calcification of the Falx Cerebri in Childhood: A Normal Variant or a Pathological Entity. Sahel Medical Journal. 6(2):40-43.
  28. NZEH D.A. (2004): Role of Medical Imaging in the Management of Blunt Abdominal Trauma. African Journal of Trauma. 2(1): 26-30.
  29. NZEH D.A., ERINLE S.A., SAIDU S.A and PAM S.D. (2004): Transfontanelle Ultrasonography: An Invaluable Tool in the Assessment of the Infant Brain.  Tropical Doctor. 34: 226-227.
  30. ODEBODE T.O., OLOGE F.E., SEGUN-BUSARI S. and NZEH D.A (2005): Recurrent Bilateral Fronto-Ethmoidal Mucocele with Intracranial Extension:  A Case Report.  West  African Journal of Medicine 24(3): 268-271.
  31. SAIDU S.A., MA’AJI S.M., NZEH D.A., SHEHU B.B. and ISMAIL N.J. (2006): Sonographic Pattern of Hydrocephalus Among Infants in the Sahelian Belt of Nigeria. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 32(5S): 273.
  32. NZEH D.A., SAIDU S.A., ERINLE S.A. and PAM S.D. (2006): Sonographic Diagnosis of Congenital Brain Malformations: The Ilorin Experience. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical 13(1): 57-60.
  33. OWOEYE J.F.A., ADEMOLA- POPOOLA D.S. and NZEH D.A. (2006): Sonographic  Evaluation of Ocular Trauma in Ilorin, Nigeria. European Journal of Ophthalmology. 16:        453-457.
  34. NZEH D.A., BRAIMOH K.T. and OYINLOYE O.I. (2006): Comparison of Sonographic and Radiographic Urethrography in the Evaluation of the Male Urethra: A Preliminary Report. West African Journal of Ultrasound. 7: 7-11.  
  35. NZEH D.A., OWOEYE J.F.A., ADEMOLA-POPOOLA D.S. and UYANNE I. (2007):
  36. Correlation of Clinical and Ultrasound Findings in Orbito-Ocular Disease Using Non-Dedicated Scanners: Experience at Ilorin, Nigeria. European Journal of Scientific Research. 16(3): 352-357.
  37. ODEBODE T.O., UDOFFA S.U. and NZEH D.A. (2007): Cervical Myelomeningocele and Hydrocephalus Without Neurological Deficit: A Case Report. American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research. 2(1): 60-62.
  38. NZEH D.A., OYINLOYE O.I., ODEBODE T.O., AKANDE H.J. and BRAIMOH K.T. (2007): Ultrasound Evaluation of Brain Infections and its Complications in Nigerian Infants. (Abstract). 15(4):253.
  39. OGUNTOYINBO A.E., NZEH D.A., SALAMI K.A. and BABATUNDE A.S. (2008): The Chest Radiographs of Suspected and Confirmed HIV/AIDS Patients: Pattern of Radiological Features in Ilorin. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences. 15(1): 71-77.
  40. AYOOLA O.O., ORJI E.O., ADETILOYE V.A. and NZEH D.A. (2008): Accuracy of Various Ultrasonographic Formulae in Predicting Fetal Weight in a Nigerian Population. Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine. 3: (1): 34-39.NZEH D.A., OYINLOYE O.I., ODEBODE T.O., AKANDE H.J. and BRAIMOH K.T. (2010): Ultrasound Evaluation of Brain Infections and its Complications in Nigerian Infants. Tropical   Doctor. 40: 178-180.
  41. AKANDE H.J., INIKORI A.K., BRAIMOH K.T., JIMOH A.A.G. and NZEH D.A. (2010): Fetal Congenital Anomalies Diagnosed by Ultrasonography at Ilorin Nigeria: A Five Year Review. West African Journal of Assisted Reproduction. 1: 18-20
  42. NZEH D.A. (2011): Vascular Ultrasound of the Abdomen. In: A. Ahidjo, editor. A Handbook of Introductory Abdominal Ultrasound for West Africa. 1st Gaza Medical Publishers. (Book Chapter).
  43. NZEH D.A. and LAGUNDOYE S.B. (2012): Editors: Devices and Images: Fifty Years History of the Association of Radiologists of West Africa (1962-2012). (Book).
  44. NZEH D.A. (2014): Physical Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In: Review of Medical Imaging Physics. Book Builders Editors Africa, Ibadan. (Book Chapter).
  45. OYINLOYE O.I., NZEH D.A., YUSUF A. and SANYA E. (2014): Ischaemic Stroke Following Abuse of Marijuana in a Nigerian Adult Male. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. 5(4): 417-419.
  46. SAIDU S.A., MAAJI S.M., NZEH D.A., and JIYA N.M. (2015): Radiological Pattern of Childhood Pneumonia in the Under-5 Age Group in North-Western Nigeria. Caliphate Medical Journal. 3 (1&2): 220-224.
  47. SAIDU S.A., MAAJI S.M., NZEH D.A., SHEHU B.B. and ISMAIL N.J. (2015): Sonographic Pattern of Hydrocephalus Among the Under-Five Children in Sokoto North-Western Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal. 18: 172-176.
  48. ADEMOLA-POPOOLA D., NZEH D.A., SAKA L.B., OLOKOBA L.B., OBAJOLOWO T.S. (2015): Comparison of Ocular Biometry Measurements by Applanation and Immersion A-Scan Techniques. Journal of Current Ophthalmology. 27: 110-114
  49. OYINLOYE O., NZEH D., ADESIYUN O. IBRAHIM M., AKANDE H.and SANYA E. (2015): Neuroimaging of Young Adults with Stroke in Ilorin, Nigeria. Annals of African Medicine. 14 (2): 182-188.
  50. NZEH D.A. (2017): Medical Imaging: Concept, Precepts and Potentials. Niger Delta Medical Journal. 2 (2): 2-10.