PROF ADAM ABBA-AJI from Borno State Nigeria has been appointed the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the prestigious Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada.
Prof. Adam Abba-aji is a brother to the former Senator of Borno Central Sen. Mohammed Abba-aji.
The Alberta Hospital was established in 1923, it will be 100 years old by next year. It has also trained millions of Doctors in almost a century.
He is a professor of Psychiatric who has been practicing in Canada for the past 20 years.
Professor Abba-Aji obtained his MBBS from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Canada; Fellow Royal College of Psychiatrists, U.K; Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK.
He has Master’s degrees in Neuroscience from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands; and also a Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin.
Prior to this appointment Prof. Abba-Aji was the Medical Lead for the Integrated Youth Services Initiative in Addiction & Mental Health in Edmonton, the Zone Facility Site Chief, Addiction Mental Health, at the University of Alberta Hospital; and, the Associate Chair of Psychiatry, Clinical Affairs, with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
He has numerous awards, recognitions, and over 70 peer reviewed publications and book chapters.
Abba-Aji is the first African to be appointed to this role.
Alberta Hospital Edmonton is the largest Teaching Hospital for addiction and mental health in the Western Canada. The Facility is affiliated to the University of Alberta, one of the top 5 Universities in Canada and ranked #135 best Universities in the world.