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Prof. Adam Abba-Aji, first African Chief Medical Doctor of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton

Prof. Adam Abba-Aji, first African Chief Medical Doctor of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton

Prof. Adam Abba-Aji from Borno State, Nigeria has appointed the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the prestigious Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada.

He is the first African to this role in the hospital’s 99-years history.

Prof. Abba-Aji is a professor of Psychiatry who has been practicing in Canada for the past 20 years.

Academic History

He obtained his MBBS from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Canada; Fellow Royal College of Psychiatrists, U.K; Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK.

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Adam Abba-Aji has Master’s degrees in Neuroscience from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands; and also a Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin.

Prior to this appointment, Prof. Abba-Aji was the Medical Lead for the Integrated Youth Services Initiative in Addiction & Mental Health in Edmonton, the Zone Facility Site Chief, Addiction Mental Health, at the University of Alberta Hospital; and, the Associate Chair of Psychiatry, Clinical Affairs, with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.


He also has numerous awards, recognitions and over 70 peer reviewed publications and book chapters.

Alberta Hospital Edmonton is the largest Teaching Hospital for addiction and mental health in the Western Canada. The Facility is affiliated to the University of Alberta, one of the top 5 Universities in Canada and ranked #135 best Universities in the world.


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