Duty Call in Three Dimensions: Reflections of Physician, Teacher and Administrator


I have also been prodded by some of my friends, especially Dominic Osaghae who has a similar trajectory with me and noted that there was a lot to learn from telling my life experiences, as well as many of my mentees who constantly demanded that I left my experiences in print.


DUTY CALL IN THREE DIMENSIONS: Reflections of a Physician, Teacher and Administrator is the autobiography of Professor Augustine O. Obasohan.

Austine Obasohan, born on the 21st day of August 1953 in Benin City, had his early education at the Immaculate Conception College, Benin City and obtained the MBBS degree with Distinction from the University of Benin (Uniben) in 1977. He had his NYSC at the 5 Brigade Field Ambulance, Owerri, Imo State in 1979, Residency Training at the Department of Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School of the University of
London. He passed the Fellowship examinations, emerging as the very First Fellow by Examination of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) in 1984, and later the FMCP in 1985.

He was appointed Lecturer at Uniben in 1986 and in 1988, won the Commonwealth Medical Fellowship to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. He rose steadily to become Professor of Medicine, Uniben in 1997.

He was the Head, Department of Medicine,1990-94, Director, Clinical Services, UBTH, 1993-97, and was the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, 1997 – 2003.

An Examiner at the Postgraduate Medical Colleges since the early 90s, he was 3rd Senate Member, Faculty of Internal Medicine of the National Postgraduate College of Nigeria and serves as a member of its Court of Judges. He was the Chairman of Cardiology Subspecialty of the West African College of Physicians 2016 – 2020.
He obtained the Doctorate degree of Medicine (MD) in 2020 and is a Fellow of many distinguished societies amongst which are: The American College of Cardiology (FACC), The European Society of Cardiology (FESC), The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCP) and The Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria (FAMedS). He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Benin and a Uniben Hero.

He is happily married to Mrs. Olubunmi Obasohan, a retired Deputy Director/Principal of the School of Midwifery, UBTH and they are blessed with five children.

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