Dr. Nwogu (MD, PhD, FACS) is a Thoracic Surgical Oncologist and Cancer Epidemiologist. He received his basic medical education at the University of Nigeria College of Medicine, Enugu; General Surgical Residency training at Flushing Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York; Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Massachusetts, Worcester; Thoracic Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Boston; and Cancer Prevention and Pathology Doctorate degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.
He is a Professor of Surgery and Oncology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and at SUNY, Buffalo. He is extremely passionate about cancer care in resource limited environments with a focus on Nigeria. He has been involved in numerous cancer screening missions, awareness campaigns and professional education programs all over Nigeria.
Cynthia Ikejiani is a Registered Nurse of over 25 years, who studied Accounting at Mount Ida Chamberlain College in Boston Massachusetts USA. She went on to pursue a career in Nursing at Broward Community College Davie Florida, USA and became licensed for the Florida Board of Nursing.
She worked as a Medical / Oncology Nurse in Sunrise Florida and received training as a Palliative and Hospice nurse with end-of-life care experience. Cynthia has a broad range of exposure as a Geriatric Nurse with the West Island Manor plantation and other retirement and nursing homes where she honed her skills in taking care of the elderly and managing hospice and end-of-life Patients, skills she has brought to her care of oncology patients.
She belongs to the College of Nurses Ontario Canada (CNO) and a certified active member of the Nursing board of Quebec Canada (OIIQ) Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ).
She worked as a Registered Nurse with the medical and surgical unit at the prestigious Royal Victoria University Hospital, a part of MCGill University Hospital in Montreal Canada and later became a Director for Nursing in West Island Manor Nursing/Rehabilitation and Palliative center, a 120 bedded facility in Montreal Canada.
Cynthia is also a certified member of the Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery Council as a temporary registered nurse. She currently serves as the Deputy Head Nurse at Lakeshore Cancer Center Lagos Nigeria, where she manages, supervises, and trains nurses for quality delivery of oncology care. She is a current Coordinator of the Dew Drops Support Group at Lakeshore Cancer Center which is a haven of comfort for patients as well as a hub of relevant, verified information for survivors.
As an English-speaking Nurse, Cynthia was mandated to take a course in French to enable her work in Quebec as a professional. In addition to English and Igbo, she has conversational French. Her language skills and innate empathy have proven to be effective in Oncology where clear communication is essential for patients and careers.
Cynthia was trained at the MacMillan cancer center in the UK on courses relating to Nursing Management and Palliative Nursing, Hospice care, Death and dying, and how to break bad news. She is an active advocate for cancer education and awareness and a regular speaker at numerous community outreach and corporate events.
Dr. Chinenye Iwuji is a Consultant Medical Oncologist, who worked at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust until her move to Lakeshore Cancer Centre. She qualified from Southampton Medical School and holds a degree in Physiology from University of Dundee. Her post-graduate qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Oncology (University of Nottingham) and a PhD (University of Leicester), following her research investigating the use of curcumin in the treatment of colorectal cancer.
She treats all solid tumours and has a specialist interest in palliative care. She is an honorary senior lecturer for the University of Leicester Medical School and was the Cancer Care Block Lead. Her global health interest lies particularly in developing oncology services in Nigeria.
She works with Africa Partners Medical and Jos Hospital, Nigeria University Teaching Hospital to teach oncology and communication skills in their continuing medical education (CME) programme.
She is a member of the steering committee for the Royal Society of Medicine’s Global Cancer Care Programme.
She is also the President the British Nigerian Oncology Group.
Dr. Ejiogu is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician based in the United States and Nigeria. He is also a managing partner of MedeQuip, Nigeria LLC (www.medequipng.com) and Executive Director of Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Center (www.hadcng.com).
Ken has extensive management experience in hospital-based health care systems, and was the Chief of Hospital Medicine at Indiana University Hospital before relocating to the Seattle area where he is a consulting physician in hospital medicine. He has broad experience in diagnostic imaging systems and was intimately involved in setting up a private diagnostic imaging center in Port Harcourt (mediscan) and the largest most comprehensive Diagnostic center in West Africa (Kwara Advanced Diagnostic Center). He is passionate about bridging the gap between health care delivery in Nigeria and that in the Western nations.
Bindiya is serving a dual role in Lakeshore Cancer Center: Center Director and Clinical Research Coordinator. She is a key player in overseeing and aligning the strategic and operational side of the Clinic and conducting research activities in collaboration with institutions in Lagos. Having been born and bred in Nigeria, Bindiya has developed uncanny troubleshooting skills, which enables her to excel in her current role. She moved to Toronto, Canada for her studies where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Toxicology at the University of Toronto with a minor in Economics, immediately followed by a Masters of Science in Pharmacology focused in Clinical Neuroscience.
Over the years, she took on a number of project management roles including a multi-year tenure at the Center of Addiction and Mental Health, in Toronto, Canada, where she planned and executed a large scale research project. She has also worked in the business setting in Nigeria serving in both marketing and management roles.
After several years abroad, she decided to permanently return home to Nigeria and work within the healthcare industry bringing in the Western Perspective . Bindiya’s passion for improving healthcare in Nigeria and her previous experience in clinical research along with her practical business knowledge will prove to be an asset within the organization
Dr. Jimoh was born in Nigeria where he received his degree in Medicine from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria. He joined the University College Hospital Ibadan in 2008 for his Post-graduate training. There, he completed his residency fellowship training in Radiation/Clinical Oncology.
He is a Member of the America Society for Clinical Oncology ; is Board certified in Clinical/Radiation Oncology by the West Africa College of Surgeons.
He has special interests in the treatment of Head & Neck, Breast, Gastrointestinal & Gynaecological oncology sub-specialties.
He currently practises as a Consultant Clinical/Radiation Oncologist at Lakeshore Cancer Center in Victoria Island.
Dr. Oge Ilegbune MBBS, ARCGP, HMP is a graduate from the University of Nigeria Medical school in Enugu. After completing her housemanship and National Youth Service, she left the shores of Nigeria for the United Kingdom in 2000 where she went on to complete her Residency in General Practice becoming a qualified General Practitioner and an associate member of the Royal College of General Practitioners of the UK. She is a member of the BMA and GMC and worked as a General Practitioner for 8 years in Primary Care, where prevention is an integral part of healthcare management.
In September 2014, Dr. Ilegbune returned to Nigeria and now resides in Lagos with her husband and two children. She hopes to continue her work in General practice focusing screening and preventative measures, primarily in regards to cancer care at the Lakeshore Cancer Center in Lagos, Nigeria. Her current role as the Head of Strategy, Development and Outreach for Lakeshore Cancer Center, she is keenly focused on spearheading the eradication of cancer in Nigeria, and has immense passion and enthusiasm in her advocacy.
Adeolu Ajanaku is a seasoned and highly motivated accounting professional with over 7 years working
experience and a strong finance background in corporate and business accounting.
He possesses excellent knowledge and skill of various finance, accounting, operations, and management, having gained diverse
experience in retail, services and construction industry, managing investment portfolio and various administrative roles.
He is a member of the Institution of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an associate of the Institute of Loan and Risk Management, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Lagos State University, Nigeria.
He is currently the Management Accountant for Lakeshore Cancer Clinic Limited.
Oluchi Ndee is an experienced operations strategist with diverse industry experience cutting across – Healthcare, Technology, Legal Services, Consulting, and Manufacturing.
Her core skills revolve around Business Planning & Management, Negotiation, Human Resources Management, and Business Logistics.
She currently sits as the Practice Manager for Lakeshore Cancer Center, where she performs general oversight on all operational and administrative aspect of the business, thus ensuring profitability and high performance across board, by optimizing key people and process systems for the organization.
She has her first degree in Geography and Environmental Management, and currently undergoing her MBA program to better hone her commercial astuteness.