Department of Chemical Pathology

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - Nigeria

Department of Chemical Pathology Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

Our mission is to offer comprehensive laboratory and clinical services in an environment where innovation and teaching are integrated to care; where we are proud and happy to serve everybody; where meeting the challenge of complex medical and laboratory needs are viewed as a defining competency; and where quality and safety are constant.

Department of Chemical Pathology

Our vision is to become a Laboratory recognised by patients and physicians for excellence and compassion in serviced and care. To become a laboratory where various professionals would want to work, where everybody recognizes and most importantly, where would want to go when they need laboratory and clinical services.

Sendforth Photograph

Sendforth Photograph in Honour of Mal. Yusuf Ibrahim, Dr.Abdullahi Mohammed, Dr. Amina Mohammed and Mrs Joy Ubah Department Of chemical Pathology

A picture with external examiners after completion of MBBS 400 level exams

Left Dr Lawson Ekpe (university of Calabar), Dr Abdulfatai Ogunkunle (ABUTH Zaria), Dr Rasheed YUSUF (ABU Zaria), Dr Fatima Mahmoud (ABUTH Zaria), Dr JIBRIL Mohammed El-Bashir (HOD Chemical Pathology Department, ABU Zaria), Dr Idris Yahya (Bayero University Kano)

Departmental presentation going on in the seminar room

Postgraduate presentation going on in the department

Dr JIBRIL Mohammed El-Bashir

HOD Department of Chemical Pathology

Welcome Message

The Department was established in 1968 when the authorities of Ahmadu Bello University took over the State General Hospital, Zaria to serve as the nucleus for the Teaching Hospital. The Pathology department of the then Hospital also served as the nucleus of the present Laboratory medicine services. The first Head of Department at the takeover was Fredric Nicholson, a Professor of Chemical Pathology from Canada. He was also the first Dean of Faculty of Medicine of this University. Nicholas left in 1970 and Alan F. Fleming, a Professor of Haematology, acted briefly as Head of Pathology Unit until George Edington, a Professor of Pathology arrived to take over as substantive Head of Pathology services.