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Benedict C. Nwomeh, Md, Mph

the SOS Director of Education and Training.
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 Benedict C. Nwomeh, MD, MPH is the SOS Director of Education and Training. Dr. Nwomeh is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and attending pediatric surgeon at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA. He received medical training at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he graduated with MBBS (Honors). Also, he holds a MPH from The Ohio State University. He received postgraduate training in Nigeria, UK, and US, completing a pediatric surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nwomeh is a fellow of several colleges including the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, and West African College of Surgeons. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, where he is attending pediatric surgeon, Dr. Nwomeh is the Director of Surgical Education and Director for the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Training Program. Also he serves as Medical Director of the International Scholarship Program, Surgical Director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Associate Director for the general surgery residency program, and Associate Academic Program Director at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He serves on several Editorial Boards and advisory panels, including the NIH/NLM Literature Selection Technical Review Committee. Dr. Nwomeh has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, editorials, and book chapters, and has co-edited several books, including Pediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Africa (2011).

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