Professor Philip Ozuah was alleged to have rejected ministerial appointment offer from President Muhammadu Buhari.
The professor was said to have “totally declined to be the Health Minister in Nigeria, stating that there is much corruption in the country.”
Ozuah rejected the appointment claimed that the corruption is a persistent phenomenon in Nigeria especially in Health sector
Professor Ozuah have his own hospital in the US whose annual budget is $13 billion.
He was the Chief Operating Officer in Montefiore Hospital based in Bronx, New York, United States of America.
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Philip O. Ozuah, M.D., Ph.D., serves as professor in the departments of pediatrics and epidemiology & population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also is President, Montefiore Health System.
Dr. Ozuah joined the faculty of the department of pediatrics at Einstein/Montefiore in 1992 and served as Director of the Residency Training Program in Social Pediatrics from 1999 to 2005.
In 2002, he was appointed Vice Chairman for Clinical and Educational Affairs of the Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, and in 2003 he was promoted to the rank of Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Community Health.
In 2005, he was appointed Interim University Chairman of the Departments of Pediatrics at both the College and Montefiore.
Dr. Ozuah’s background includes a Medical Degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; a rotating internship at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital; a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
He served his Pediatric Internship and Residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Education at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Los Angeles.
Dr. Ozuah’s research has been focused on environmental exposures and medical education, and has been funded by the NIH, the Health Resources and Services Administration of DHHS, and many private foundations.
His bibliography includes more than 110 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, 200 published abstracts, and more than 250 presentations at national and international scientific meetings.
He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal Ambulatory Pediatrics is a reviewer for a variety of pediatric and environmental health journals, has been appointed to NIH Special Emphasis Panels on Education, and is currently a member of the NIH Study Section of Masters in Clinical Research Training Grants.
He has been the recipient of all the prestigious teaching awards offered by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as its university department of pediatrics, including the William Obrinsky Award for Excellence in Student Teaching, the Lewis M. Fraad Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching, the Harry Gordon Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching, the Samuel Rosen Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Clinical Curriculum, Leo M. Davidoff Society induction for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, and induction as a faculty member into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
On a national level, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association recognized him in 2004 with its Outstanding Teaching Award and the Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Pediatric Education. He was also the recipient of the APA’s Helfer Award in 2003.