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Christie Nwidum Mato

Vice Chancellor

Christie Nwidum Mato is a Professor of Anaesthesiology and the current Acting Vice-Chancellor of PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Rivers State as well as the Chief Medical Director of PAMO Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt.

Professor Christie Nwidum Mato has held several key appointments in the past:

  1. Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt from 2015 to 2019.
  2. Treasurer, Association of Provosts of Colleges of Medicine, Nigeria from 2017 to 2019
  3. Board Member, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Board from 2015 to 2019
  4. Council Member of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria from 2018 to 2019.

Professor Mato obtained her Bachelor of Medicine Degree in 1980 from the University of Ibadan and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Anaesthesia in 1987 also from the University of Ibadan. She holds a Diploma in Health Systems Management from the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI), Israel, and is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) as well as a Fellow of the following bodies:

  1. Medical College of Anaesthetists (FMCA), National Postgraduate Medical College, Nigeria,
  2. Faculty of Anaesthesia, West African College of Surgeons (FWACS)
  3. International College of Surgeons (FICS)

Professor Mato has authored many articles which have been published in reputable local and international journals and she has also made notable contributions to a number of medical books

Professor Mato is a recipient of several local and international awards, has served as keynote speaker, invited speaker, guest speaker at some local and international conferences, workshops, seminars, etc and has also organized several medical workshops and conferences.

She is a versatile university administrator, having occupied leadership positions such as:

  1. Deputy Vice-Chancellor, PAMO University of Medical Sciences
  2. Special Adviser to the Pro-Chancellor of PAMO University of Medical Sciences for the MBBS Programme
  3. Coordinator of Clinicals and Pioneer Dean of Faculty of Clinical Sciences, PAMO University of Medical Sciences
  4. Board Member, Ashgrove Academy, University of Port Harcourt
  5. Chairman, Senate Committee on 30% Addition to CCMAS, PAMO University of Medical Sciences
  6. Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt
  7. Associate Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt
  8. Project Manager, Theatre Revolving Fund, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and Project Manager, Intensive Care Unit, etc.

She is the mother of a beautiful daughter, Singto Deborah Ruby Mato.