Dean’s Office, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Rivers State University, Nkpolu Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Prof. Kaladada Ibitrokoemi Korubo

Dean, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences/Professor


Prof. Kaladada Korubo is a professor of haematology and blood transfusion, with special interest in haemato-oncology. She attended the University of Port Harcourt where she obtained her medical degree (MB.BS). Her residency training was at the  University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, after which she bagged her Fellowship from the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, for Pathology (FMCPath) in the field of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. She was a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt from 2008 to 2020, where she served as Ag. Head of Department for five years. She was also Head of Department of Haematology & Blood Transfusion at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital for over six years. She became a professor of Haematology at the Rivers State University in 2020 and was later appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences.

She has authored and co-authored several articles (and books) published in local, regional and foreign journals and is also a reviewer for several journals. She is an external examiner for undergraduate medical students examinations and a postgraduate examiner for the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (in the Faculty of Pathology). She belongs to various national and international professional associations including the Nigerian Society for Haematology & Blood Transfusion (where she serves as the current Secretary), College of Nigerian Pathologists, American Society for Haematology and British Society of Haematology.

She has been involved in several national campaigns for creation of awareness of blood diseases including sickle cell anaemia (in in association with Sickle Cell Awareness and Health Foundation-(SCAHF), haemophilia (in association with Haemophilia Foundation of Nigeria & World Federation of Haemophilia) and has been involved with several blood donor campaigns (in association with the Nigerian Medical Association and SCAHF).