Agbakwuru E.A.

Error message

  • Deprecated function: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; views_display has a deprecated constructor in require_once() (line 3092 of /var/www/vhosts/
  • Deprecated function: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; views_many_to_one_helper has a deprecated constructor in require_once() (line 113 of /var/www/vhosts/
  • Deprecated function: The each() function is deprecated. This message will be suppressed on further calls in menu_set_active_trail() (line 2386 of /var/www/vhosts/
Elugwaraonu Augustine
Department of Surgery
Faculty of Clinical Sciences
Research Interest(s): 
Abdominal hernia
Kidney transplantation

Professor Elugwaraonu Agbakwuru was born at Obizi Mbaise, Imo state in 1950. He attended Lagos City College, Yaba Lagos, and College of Immaculate Conception Enugu between 1965 and 1971. He was admitted to University of Ile-Ife in 1973 where he had B.Sc in Health Sciences in 1977 and MB.ChB between 1980. He had his postgraduate training in General Surgery at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex between 1986 and1992. He became a fellow of the National Post-graduate Medical College of Nigeria in 1992, and was appointed Lecturer-I in General Surgery at the Obafemi Awolowo University in1995. By dint of hard work, research output, teaching and clinical services he rose to become a professor of Surgery in 2005.

Prof. Agbakwuru is diligent in teaching and currently teaches principles and practice of medicine (CLI 400), alimentary system (CLI 403), trauma (CLI 408), and principle of Surgery (CLI 603). He has 61 publications in reputable local and international journals and he is an examiner at the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and he was a member of Nigerian University Commission and Nigeria Medical and Dental Council Visitation panel for accreditation of Universities in Nigeria.

He is the current president of Nigerian Surgical Research society. His past administrative positions in the University include past headship of the Surgery Department and Deputy Provost of the College of Health Sciences.

Selected Publication(s): 
Agbakwuru E.A., Arigbabu AO, Akinola DO, (1995). Local Anaesthesia in inguinal herniorhaphy: Our experience in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Central African Journal of Machine 41: 405 - 408
Agbakwuru EA., Faponle AF., Adesunkanmi ARK (2001). Day Case Surgery; practice and acceptance in a semi urban Hospital. East African Medical Journal. 78: 170 - 173.
Agbakwuru EA., Fatusi AO., Ndububa DA, Alatise OI, Arigbabu AO, Akinola DO. Pattern and Validity of clinical diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal disease in South-West Nigeria. African Journal of Health science 6(2) 93 – 103
Agbakwuru EA. Adesunkanmi ARK, Fadiora OA, Olayinka OS, Aderonmu AOA, Ogundoyin OO (2002), A review of Typhoid perforation in a rural African Hospital WAJM. 22: 22 – 25
OA Arowolo, EA Agbakwuru, AO Adisa, OO Lawal, MH Ibrahim, AI Afolabi Evaluation of tension – free mesh inguinal hernia repair in Nigeria. A prelim report WAJM, 2011; 30 (2) 110 -113.