Dr. Jafaru Abu
Consultant Gynecological Oncology Surgeon
Language Spoken: English
Dr. Jafaru Abu is a Consultant Gynecological Oncology Surgeon who, prior to joining Burjeel Medical City, occupied a senior position at Nottingham University Hospitals, UK., and in a career span of nearly three decades, has put in nearly 20 years of extensive work in the OBGYN specialty, across a chain of leading hospitals in the UK.During this term of his service, from 2003 to 2006, Dr. Abu was Subspecialty Fellow in Gynecological Oncology/Senior Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynecology, University Hospitals of Leicester, United Kingdom. Earlier, he was Visiting Fellow in Gynecological Oncology, Royal Brisbane Hospital & Royal Women’s Hospital, Queensland, Australia and Royal Northshore Hospital Sydney, Australia.
During the early part of Dr. Abu’s career, he had worked as Specialist Registrar and as Senior House Officer in OBGYN in the UK as well.As for Dr. Jafaru Abu’s educational background; he was a brilliant academic performer throughout his studies and qualified in the profession with excellent undergraduate and post-graduate medical qualifications. After gaining his first degree in Medicine, MBBS from the University of Benin Medical School, Nigeria, Dr. Abu moved to the United Kingdom where he undertook all of his postgraduate training and qualified as a member (and later a Fellow) of the Royal College of Obstetricians& Gynecologists, UK, (MRCOG, FRCOG) and also gained the BSCCP Accreditation from the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Dr. Abu also studied and gained a master’s degree in clinical sciences from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. During his Specialist training years, Dr. Abu obtained a double qualification, firstly, he was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in OBGYN from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, UK, and secondly, another Certificate of Completion of Sub-specialty Training in Gynecological Oncology awarded byThe Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, UK, to add to his portfolio of qualifications.Dr. Abu was also a Visiting Fellow to the Centre of for Gynecological Cancers and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Royal Brisbane Hospital & Royal Women’s Hospital, Queensland, Australia and The Royal Northshore Hospital Sydney, Australia in 2005. He was appointed as a Consultant Gynecological Oncology Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals in 2006, one of UK’s biggest Teaching Hospitals, where he led a major transformation in the surgical management of gynecological cancers by pioneering the introduction of several surgical procedures. He was instrumental in the introduction of minimally invasive procedures (keyhole operations) in the management of cancers of the womb, cervix (neck of the womb) and early stages of ovarian cancer. Dr. Abu is well renowned for his exceptional ability to perform complex key-hole procedures both laparoscopically and with the DaVinciRobot. He was one of the first gynecologists in the UK to perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), a “scarless” procedure.Dr. Abu is also well known for performing extensive surgery for advanced stages of ovarian cancer and led the Department of Gynecological Oncology at Nottingham University Hospital, UK, to become an Accredited Advanced Ovarian Cancer Cytoreductive Surgical Centre by The European Society of Gynecological Oncologists (ESGO). He was the Head of Gynecological Oncology at Nottingham University Hospitals, UK, until he joinedthe VPS Healthcare.
Committed to the training of other consultants, he established the Annual Nottingham Advanced Laparoscopic Training Course for gynecology consultants across the United Kingdom in 2008 where he trained and mentored other consultant colleagues as well as Senior Trainees to acquire the skills needed for safe advanced laparoscopic surgery in women. The Masterclass course became very popular across Europe. He also teaches advanced laparoscopic surgical skills as a member of an international faculty of experts in IRCAD Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Centre in Strasbourg, France.
A star performer throughout his career, Dr. Jafaru Abu has received several awards for his outstanding work. He is a recipient of the RCOG Ethicon Travel Award in 2005; the Hospital Doctor Merit Award for the One-stop Menstrual Clinic at University Hospitals of Leicester, UK; the 1st position award from The Royal Society of Medicine, Registrars' Prize Meeting in Obstetrics and Gynecology; the 1st prize for joint RCOG and the Trinidad Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Meeting. In 1997, Dr Abu also secured the second prize from the Oxfordshire Regional Health Authority Forum in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the OXFOG event. A landmark achievement in his career has also been the entry he gained in the Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare in 2009.
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