Chief Medical Director
The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan approved the appointment of Professor Temitope Oluwagbenga Alonge, MD, FRCS, FWAS as the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The appointment which took effect from 1st March, 2011, for a term of 4 years, was conveyed vide a letter Ref. HMF/ABJ/017/Vol.219 dated 27th January, 2011, signed by the Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu. Professor Alonge succeeded Professor Abiodun ilesanmi whose tenure ended on 28th February, 2011.
Professor Temitope Oluwagbenga Alonge was born at Oka Akoko,Akoko South West LGA of ondo state on the 16th March,1959. He had his West African school certificate (Grade 1) in 1975 from Owo High School, Owo, and later proceeded to the college of medicine, university of Ibadan where he obtained his Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MBBS) in 1983.
In April 1991, he became a fellow of the Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) Edinburgh, and Fellow, West African college of surgeon, FWACS (Orthopaedics and Trauma) in April 1994). His passion for the care of patient in his country prompted him to return to Nigeria in 1995 on completing his post graduate training in orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery in England. He popularized the concept of plate and screw fixation of fractures using the AO techniques and also designed the Alonge –Wale intra-operative antibiotic bead makers which made the beads making easier.
Prof. Alonge formulated the ceftriaxone-polymethyl methacrylate antibiotic beads and initiated the treatment of chronic bone infection with the Belfast technique in Nigeria as well as the concept of state emergency medical services at a two-day workshop which was conduct at the British Council in 1996 and has since been adopted by many state of the federation. As a professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, he initiated the basic trauma care course in Ibadan for reducing the number of preventable trauma related deaths.