Dozie Onyeanusi Ikedife
Dozie Onyeanusi Ikedife, Nigerian obstetrician, gynecologist, researcher. Awarded 1st Chieftancy title (Ikuku Ebu Nkpu) by 14 towns in Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ekwusigo local government areas, Anambra State, 1980; awarded Honorary Chieftancy title (Ikenga Nnewi) by the Igwe, his Royal Cabinet, and the people of Nnewi, 1981; awarded Honorary Chieftaincy title of Odezuligbo Umueje, 1997.
Ikedife, Dozie Onyeanusi was born on August 24, 1932 in Nnewi, Nigeria. Son of Dunu-Ifeneti Ikedife Dunu-Ugochukwu and Ejeagha (Nzewi) Ikedife.
Bachelor of Science, University London, 1958. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University Glasgow, Scotland, 1959. Diploma in obstetrical, Royal College Ob-Gyn., 1960.
Doctor in Public Administration, World University, Tucson, 1983.
Senior house officer, registrar in obstetrics-gynecology., Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, 1960-1963; medical officer special grade, Ministry of Health, Lagos, Nigeria, 1964-1966; medical officer special grade, Eastern Region, Enugu, Nigeria, 1966-1967; founder, specialist-in-charge, City Hospital, Aba, Nigeria, 1967-1970; founder, specialist-in-charge, Specialist Medical Center and Ikedife Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria, since 1970; reader in obstetrics-gynecology., Nnamdi Azikiwe U. College Health Sciences, Nnewi, Nigeria, since 1995. Examiner in obstetrics-gynecology. U. Nigeria, Nsukka, 1981, Nnamdi Azikiwe U., Awka, 1994, Nigerian National Postgraduate Medical College, 1978-1984, West African Postgraduate Medical College, since 1994.
1st chairman Community Council, Nnewi, 1972-1975. Honorary commissioner for economic development East Central State of Nigeria, 1975. 1st honorary commissioner finance and economic development, Anambra State, 1976.
1st special assistant to 1st executive president, Federal Republican Nigeria, 1979-1983. Member Nnewi Royal Cabinet, 1972. Co-founder, 1st chairman Confidence Newspapers Ltd., Nnewi, 1995.
Established Dozie Ikedife Annual Medal and Prize for Best Graduating Medical Doctor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, 1995, and Doctor Dozie Ikedife Annual Prize for Best Student in Community Health, University Nigeria, Nsukka, 1988. Fellow Medical College Ob-Gyn. (Nigeria), West African College Surgeons, Royal College Ob-Gyn., International College Surgeons (president Nigeria national section 1987-1995, federation secretary 1991-1994, member executive council 1991-1994, world vice president 1994-1996), Learners Society Nigeria (founder).
Member Nigerian Medical Association (1st Nnewi zonal chairman 1972-1976), Society Ob-Gyn. of Nigeria (executive member 1976-1984), International Society Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons (honorary), Rotary Club International (district officer district 9140), Rotary Club of Nnewi (charter president 1984-1986, One Star Paul Harris Fellow, Vocational Services award 1997), Peoples Club of Nigeria, Anaedo Social Club of Nigeria.
Avocations: horseback riding, growing Iroko trees, chess, classical music.
Married Christie Onyebuchi Anazodo. Children: Dozie Junior, Kenechukwu, Okeoma, Chiazor, Somadina, Onyedika, Ziesaluchukwu (Zikora).
Dunu-Ifeneti Ikedife Dunu-Ugochukwu Ikedife
Ejeagha (Nzewi) Ikedife
Christie Onyebuchi Anazodo
Ziesaluchukwu Ikedife (Zikora)
Dozie Junior Ikedife
Awarded 1st Chieftancy title (Ikuku Ebu Nkpu) b