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TITLE/POSITION: Dean, Faculty Basic Medical Sciences

Professor Muhammad Sani Mijinyawa is an indigene of Kano Municipal Local Government Area of Kano State. He is a Professor of Medicine in the College of Medicine an Allied Medical Sciences of Federal University Dutse (F.U.D.) He came to FUD on leave of absence in 2017 from the Faculty of Clinical Sciences of Bayero University Kano.

He received his education in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he obtained his medical degree (MBBS) in 1988. After working for a few years in Kano State, he enrolled for his postgraduate studies in clinical medicine (residency) with Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital. On successful completion of the residency program, he became a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in 2003. In 2017, he was elected and subsequently admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Following the completion of his residency, he joined the services of Bayero University as a lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine where he gradually rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2016. During the same period, he served as an Honorary Consultant Physician and Cardiologist in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, and a Visiting Consultant Cardiologist in Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano.

While in Bayero University, he served as a member of several Departmental and University committees such as the Appointment and Promotion Committee and as chairman of others such as the Chairman of the University Health Services Consultative Committee. He coordinated and supervised the establishment of Bachelor of Nursing Sciences degree program and the establishment of the Department of Nursing Sciences following which the program was accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). Similarly, in the Teaching Hospital, he was a member/chairman of several committees. After serving as Deputy Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2014, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (Deputy Chief Medical Director) from 2014 to 2016.

In 2017, Professor MS Mijinyawa was appointed the Provost of the College of Health Sciences in Federal University Dutse having joined the University on leave of absence from Bayero University. While with FUD, he coordinated and supervised (along with the Director of Academic Planning and the Dean of Clinical Sciences and the successive Deans of Basic Medical Sciences) the successful accreditation of BSc Human Anatomy, BSc Human Physiology and MB;BS programs by the NUC as well as the successful Pre-Clinical accreditation by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

Over the past two and half decades, Professor Mijinyawa has been involved in teaching and research in the medical field, specifically, cardiovascular medicine, in which he taught both university undergraduates and postgraduate students who are under training to specialize (resident doctors) and become consultants. In this area, he has so far successfully supervised nine (9) dissertations that led to the award of the Fellowship of either West African Postgraduate Medical College the National Postgraduate Medical College. He is at the moment supervising four (4) dissertations.

In the area of research, he has initiated many basic researches and participated in several others. In this regard, he has over sixty (60) publications in peer reviewed journals and has attended and presented in many national and international conferences.

Professor Mijinyawa has served as a reviewer of some journals and has served in the editorial board of others. He is fully registered with the MDCN since 1989 and is a member of many professional bodies and associations.

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