By Adenike Lucas and Abdullahi Tukur, Kafanchan, Kaduna – Political Correspondent
Professor Musa Abdulkadir Tabari, MBBS, FMCR, FICS, a radiologist specialist, has been named the Chief Medical Officer of Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna.
Dr Tabari, an indigene of Rimin Kambari in Zaria City, Kaduna, is widely recognised in Nigeria as one of the foremost physicians.
An alumnus of Kaura Primary School, Dr Tabari, who has achieved much in his choosen field is a fellow of the Examination Radiology West African College of Surgeons.
The 48-year-old who served as a Consultant Radiologist at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, for 14 years, facilitated for the acquisition of the best CT scanner (160 slice/Aquillion prime/ Toshiba) in Northern Nigeria to date through public-private-partnership, PPP, at the Department of Radiology, AKTH.
He single handedly secured a donation of Medical (angiography) consumables worth over N=50million from USA and UK to the Department of Radiology, AKTH in the last 5yrs. The most recent consignment arrived in Kano from the shores of the UK on the 27th March, 2017.
Dr Tabari performed the first case of Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter insertion for the prevention of migrating lower limb deep vein thrombosis in a high risk patients for pulmonary embolism at the AKTH, Nigeria and indeed the first in the history of medicine in West Africa.
His rich Curriculum Vitae also shows how he transformed the Department of Radiology AKTH from Level zero to the highest level of academic and clinical excellence in Nigeria and beyond.
He graduated from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, where he studied Medicine (MBBS).