Pathology Department

Dr. O.O.K Ibrahim, FMCPath

Consultant Pathologist

HOD, Anatomic Pathology



The Department of Anatomic Pathology (Formerly Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology) provides vital diagnostic and research services to all the clinical and surgical departments including all the subspecialties available in the hospital. We analyze tissue and body fluid specimens to detect disease using light microscopy, histochemistry (specials) and Immunohistochemistry staining.

 The department is manned by well trained professionals comprising doctors, scientists, technicians and support staff who deploy their skills in providing good quality pathology services that ensure that patients get the right diagnoses and ultimately the right treatment. We are also accredited to provide training for clinical residency, internship and observership postings for laboratory scientists and technicians.

Hours of Duty

Routine services: 8am-8pm (Monday-Friday)

                                  9am-5pm (Weekends)

Autopsy and Mortuary services: 24 hours, 7 days of the week.

Current staff strength

  1. Consultants: Four (4)
  2. Residents: Six (6)
  3. Scientists: Eight (8)
  4. Technicians: Three (3)
  5. Lab attendants/support staff: Three (3)
  6. Mortuary Attendants: Fifteen (15)
  7. Secretariat staff: Five (5)

 Clinical Services

Surgical Pathology


  1. Pap smears and
  2. Effusion fluid cytology
  3. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)

Autopsy pathology

Structure of the Department

The department is superintended by the head of the department:

Head of the Department/ Laboratory Director- Dr OOK Ibrahim

The Clinical Consultants provide diagnostic services and directly supervise training of clinical residents.

The technical supervisor (Deputy Director, Medical Laboratory Scientist) supervises the laboratory scientists, technicians and lab support staff.