Peter Osezua Ozua: Celebrating Black Excellence In Medicine

by Duke Magazine

Dr. Peter Osezua Ozua is an accomplished Histopathologist and Cytopathologist, leading the Clinical Practice for Cellular Pathology Department, at Basildon University Hospital. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, one the UK’s leading medical organization saddled with promoting excellence in the practice of pathology.

He holds a MBBS in medicine from the University of Benin, Nigeria and had a postgraduate training  from Hammersmith Hospital and University College, in London. With streak of excellence climbing the ladder of success in his career, Dr. Ozua was in 1999 appointed as Consultant Histopathologist/Cytopathologist at Luton and Dunstable Hospitals. 

With such an outstanding career, Dr Ozua has distinguished himself as an exceptional Pathologist and leader in the ever-competitive healthcare industry in the UK. He is a member of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, British Division of International Academy of Pathologists (IAP) and European Society of Pathologists. At Basildon University Hospital, Dr. Ozua was a member of the Discretionary and Clinical Excellence Award Committee between 2004 and 2005 and the IT Steering Committee from 2007 to 2009.

He is a charismatic and empathetic Nigerian patriot, widely renowned for his significant contributions to the Nigerian community in the UK within the medical and social fields. He has served as the Public Relations Officer/Fundraising Secretary for the Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain. Also, he became the founding General Secretary of the Central Association of Nigerians in United Kingdom from 2006 to 2011. 

As a successful persona, Dr. Ozua has been able to garner myriad of recognitions and awards. Most have been directly linked to his phenomenal work ethic and desire to learn more, whilst in other areas his notable contributions to society, and his philanthropic work. His willingness to support charitable initiatives in both UK and Nigeria, whilst serving as a reputable professional to the National Health Service (NHS). In acknowledgement of his efforts, Dr. Ozua was honored by the Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, for his meritorious services to the Nigerian Community in UK. 

He was also conferred upon the chieftaincy title “Okhoeguale of Ekpoma” following his avid efforts to develop the Ekpoma origin in 2015. 

In 2019, the dignified medical doctor received the NHS@70 Excellence Award UK for his outstanding contributions by Nigerian Health Care Professionals UK. 

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