Dr. Abubakar Mohammed Bello is a versatile and astute clinical oncologist of international repute with over 15 years’ experience of treating patients with a variety of medical conditions especially cancer. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical University Varna, Bulgaria, with distinctions in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Surgery.
He was board certified in Clinical Oncology by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria with special interest in breast, prostate and colorectal cancer. Other interests include HIV/AIDS malignancies, genomic sequencing technologies, immunotherapy and cyber knife. His quest for additional specialist skills in Oncology led him to undergo multiple trainings in some of the world’s best universities including Oxford University, University of Cape Town South Africa, and University of Chicago USA among others.
Abubakar has extensive work experience in public and private hospitals in Abuja, Nigeria. He started the Centre for Democratic Studies Clinic in Bwari which has now transformed to the hospital of the Nigerian Law School. Before becoming a clinical oncologist, he had worked as a Medical Officer in the Department of Health and Human Services of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). He provided clinical services in Specialist Hospital Gwagwalada, General Hospital in Wuse and Garki. He had also worked as a Visiting Consultant to the Uthman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, State House Clinic, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Clinic and Nizamiye Nigerian-Turkish Hospital, Abuja.
Despite his busy schedule, Abubakar makes out time to serve on the board of many non-governmental organizations and development initiatives especially those involved in cancer advocacy. He is well known and respected for being a strong voice for more investment in cancer care because he believes no Nigerian should be allowed to suffer and die from cancer especially those that are preventable and curable.
Dr Bello is a seasoned medical expert who maintains composure and focus even in the most difficult and stressful circumstances. He currently works with the National Hospital Abuja as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Head of the Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy.