PROFILE OF PROFESSOR MUSA MUHAMMED BORODO. MB BS, FMCP, Dip (Bioethics), Cert (hepatology)
Professor Musa Muhammed Borodo, thought of Kano state origin, was born at Bukuru near Jos Plateau state on 22nd of JUNE 1952, where his parents had resided for many years .After primary education at Bukuru and Gyel LEA schools (1960-1965) he proceeded to Provincial Secondary School Kuru (1966-1970) where he obtained Grade I WAEC certificate in 1970 and thereafter obtained his higher school certificate (HSC) from Government College Keffi, now Nassarawa state in 1972
Professor Borodo was privileged to get admission simultaneously to study Medicine at University of Ibadan and Ahmadu Bello University Zaria In 1973; and opted for the later university where he graduated with MB BS in 1978.Afrer House Job (1979) in Jos General hospital and Murtala Muhammed specialist hospital Kano he proceeded to Ondo state for NYSC, where he served as the medical officer in charge of Methodist Maternity Hospital Ikole- Ekiti in 1987.
Professor Borodo was appointed as a Medical Officer I (1981) by Health Services Management Board Kano state and was immediately sponsored on in-service training, as one of its pioneer honorary resident doctors to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zarian (1982-1986) where he obtained FNMCP with specialization in Gastroenterology in 1986. The FNMC training, was inclusive of Kano state government sponsored one year attachment in the department of gastroenterology of St Bartholomew’s Teaching hospital London in 1985 where he obtained a certificate in Hepatology from Kings College teaching Hospital London.
From 1987 to1990 Professor Borodo worked at Murtala Muhammed specialist hospital Kano as Consultant physician and subsequently as senior consultant and head of department of medicine.
In November 1990 Professor Borodo transferred his services to the then newly established Bayero University Medical School Kano as Senior Lecturer and Pioneer head of Medicine, a post he occupied till 2010. He became the foundation Nigerian Dean of the Medical school from -1992—1996.
In this new position Professor Borodo was tasked with curriculum and infrastructural development, staff recruitment and seeking NUC and the MDCN accreditation for various levels of the new medical school. He was promoted to Reader in Medicine in 2010 and a Professor of medicine in 2014.
Some of the other positions held by Professor Borodo in the university included Membership of Honorary degree award committee, University Senate and Governing Council and Chairmanship of Health services and Security committees.
When Kano state government handed over the then Mallam Aminu Kano cottage hospital to the federal government for further development as a teaching hospital for the Bayero University medical school he was also appointed a member of the Presidential task force for the construction of Aminu Kano teaching hospital. He was appointed as the first honorary consultant physician to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano in January 2002 and subsequently held other positions including chairman of Ethics committee, chairman Medical advisory committee and Acting chief Medical Director
Professor Borodo Has served or is serving the National postgraduate Medical college in various capacities including Kano Center coordinator for The Primary Fellowship exams, Member Faculty Board of Internal Medicine , Examiner for Parts 1 and 2 exams, Chairman gastroenterology sub specialty, Chairman Faculty Curriculum Review Committee, Third Member of Senate, Chairman Faculty of Internal medicine , Editor2 National Postgraduate Medical journal, Member College Docimology Committee, Member College Finance and general Purposes committee, and Member of College Governing Board. Professor Borodo is currently privileged to be the Vice President of the National postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria effective, 1st January, 2018-to God be the Glory.
Professor Borodo has supervised more than 25 dissertations in Internal Medicine for the fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Physicians
He has so far published 60 peer reviewed papers in national and international journals, authored 16 monographs and Technical reports and presented more than 30 papers/Guest lectures at national and international conferences. . He was a member of the National Non communicable Diseases (NCDs) committee that determined the national burden and risk of NCDs; and is a member of the national treatment guideline last updated in2014.
His major areas of research interest include Epidemiology of Non Communicable Diseases, Viral Hepatitis, Medical bioethics and Medical education
He has served as external examiner for the MB BS programs in universities of Jos, Maiduguri, Sokoto and ABU Zaria. He has also serve as Medical and Dental council’s external examiner for the Council foreign graduate exams, ae well as accreditation of the MB BS in several medical school
As part of community services, some of the positions held at national or regional level by Professor Borodo included Member of two Presidential committees on National hospital Abuja, one for determining the performance of its foreign Managers and the second on determining the future of the hospital ;Member National committee on Viral hepatitis policy and control, Chairman Kano state Science and Technical Schools board; Chairman Kano state joint action committee on Drug Abuse; Chairman Committee on Establishment of Faculty of Health Sciences at Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano; Member/ Treasurer Kano Forum ;Member Kano state Meningitis Compensation Trust fund Board; Member Kano state Expert committee on poliomyelitis and oral polio vaccine; Member Trust Board of Proposed Enterprise University Kano and Patron of many students and non-students Societies and Associations
Professor Borodo is a member of several professional societies and has or is serving then in many ways including being National President Diabetic Association of Nigeria, President Nigerian Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Member Board of trustees Medical and Dental Consultants of Nigeria, Member Board of Trustees Diabetic association of Nigeria, Editor Nigerian journal of basic and clinical Sciences, Editor Diabetic Link and Care, Member World gastroenterology Organization, Member Africa and Middle East Gastroenterology and Hepatology Member British Society of Gastroenterology and chairman Ethics and discipline ,NMA, Kano state chapter.
Professor Borodo is privileged to been recognized in his academic environment of work and the wider community severally and is a recipient, of over 15 awards including Distinguished Merit Award for Outstanding Achievements as First Head of Department of Medicine Bayero University and Aminu Kano Teaching, First Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Medical and Dental Consultants award for Medical excellence, Kano State NMA Merit Award for Medical care, Leadership and development, Association of Resident Doctors Merit Award for outstanding contributions in Resident doctors training and health sector development , National, association of Medical social workers Merit Award for outstanding contribution to patient care, Life Patron Award of Diabetes Association of Nigeria , Kano State Merit Award for Medicine, Kano State Commemorative Award , Inuwar Kano (Kano Forum) Award for distinguished community service in health care, . National Association of Nigerians Students ‘ICON OF DILIGENCE’ Award 2015,”Gwarzon Kano” (GK), Kano state Golden Jubilee Kano State Merit Award
Professor Borodo is honored to have some edifices named after him, including “ Dr. Musa Muhammed Borodo Street” in Kano, ,”Musa Muhammed Borodo’’ Male Medical Ward” at Aminu Kano teaching hospital Kano and “ Musa muhammed Borodo’’ Medical Student, Hostel , Bayero University Kano
Professor Borodo is well travelled and has been to many counties of all the worlds in all continents except Australia
He is married and blessed with 8 Children