Dr Peter Ozua; MBBS, FRCPath
Dr Peter Osezua Ozua. MBBS, FRCPath. He is one of the most outstanding and highly respected Nigerian Healthcare Professionals in the United Kingdom. Dr Ozua is an accomplished Consultant Histopathologist/Cytopathologist and Clinical Lead for Cellular Pathology Department, at Basildon University Hospital, Basildon UK and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of United Kingdom and Ireland.
Dr Ozua studied medicine at the University of Benin and graduated in 1982. Upon graduation, he completed his housemanship at Specialist Hospital Benin in 1983 and worked at National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi, Lagos during his National Youth Service Corps from 1983 to 1984. His professional career commenced as a medical officer at the then Bendel State Health Management Board. He eventually relocated to UK where he commenced postgraduate training at Hammersmith Hospital London and completed his training at University College Hospital, London. He was appointed Consultant Histopathologist/Cytopathologist at Luton and Dunstable Hospital in May 1999 and moved to Basildon University Hospital in 2002, where he currently practices.
In his remarkable and outstanding career, Dr Ozua has distinguished himself as an excellent pathologist and leader in the health care industry in UK. He is a member of Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, British Division of International Academy of Pathologists (IAP). He is a member of European Society of Pathologists(ESP). At Basildon University Hospital, Dr Ozua was a member of the Discretionary and Clinical Excellence Award Committee from 2004 to 2005 and IT Steering Committee from 2007 to 2009. He was also the Clinical Governance Lead, Pathology Directorate from 2007 to 2010.
He is also an admirable statesman who has made significant contributions among Nigerians in the UK within the medical and social sectors. From 2000 to 2003, he served as the Public Relations Officer (PRO)/ Fundraising Secretary for the Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (MANSAG), a widely reputable umbrella body representing Nigerian medical doctors and allied health professionals in the United Kingdom. In 2005, he was President of Club 87, Nigeria’s foremost social club in UK. He was the founding General Secretary of the Central Association of Nigerians in United Kingdom (CANUK) from 2006 to 2011, CANUK is the largest membership association of Nigerians and Nigerian organizations in the UK. He was the first and inaugural president of the University of Benin Alumni Association UK branch (UBAAUK) from 2011 to 2013. He also served as the Chairman of MANSAG PMS (Private Public Partnership, Medical Missions and Skills Transfer) subcommittee from 2014 to 2015.
In recognition of his remarkable achievements and contributions, he has received several awards for his charity work in the Nigerian community in UK and in Nigeria and for his dedicated service to the National Health Service (NHS), UK. Notably, he received an Award of Excellence from the University of Benin Alumni Association (UK Branch) in recognition of his contributions to the UNIBEN Alumni UK and the University of Benin. In October 2014, he was honoured by Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in recognition of his meritorious services to the Nigerian community in UK. He was conferred with the chieftaincy title ‘Okhoeguale of Ekpoma’ in 2015. More recently, he was presented the ‘’NHS@70 Excellence Award UK 2019’’ for his outstanding contributions by Nigerian Health Care Professionals UK.
Throughout the course of his career, Dr Ozua has travelled extensively nationally and internationally for conferences, training and courses and continues to acquire knowledge and skills to enhance his practice and philanthropic work, both clinically and administratively. Dr Ozua has been married for 35 years and has 2 children. He is a passionate believer in Nigeria.