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Jimi Coker
Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos
Surgery/Surgical Oncology


Dr. Coker qualified from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and completed his internship at University College Hospital, Ibadan. He had his specialist surgical training in the United Kingdom with basic surgical training in Greater Manchester and higher surgical training in South Yorkshire based around the Sheffield University Teaching Hospitals. He passed his intercollegiate board examinations of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in England in November 1998. He was served as Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Northern General Hospital and University of Sheffield in January 1999. In November 1999 he joined Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust as Consultant General Surgeon with specialist interest in Surgical Oncology and laparoscopic surgery.  he same year he became a surgical instructor to Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET - UK based charity) with annual visits to Northern Ghana for basic and emergency surgical skills courses.  His research interests include colorectal cancer, surgical endoscopy and surgical education. In collaboration with Ethicon Johnson and Johnson, he established an advanced colorectal skills workshops at major teaching hospitals in Nigeria in 2007. This was then rolled out to other countries in West and East Africa. He was the principal instructor on advanced colorectal surgery at the Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre, University of Nairobi, Kenya.    In January 2011 he took a sabbatical to join the Hygeia Nigeria Group and Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos as Chief of Surgery to lead their surgical strategy. After his two-year sabbatical, he resigned from the UK National Health Service in December 2012 to take up a permanent appointment with Hygeia Nigeria Limited. During this period, Lagoon hospitals established a multi-disciplinary team for the management of breast and gastrointestinal cancers.   


  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1984 (Medical Degree)

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow, 1990 (Postgraduate)

  • Sheffield Universities NHS Trust, Sheffield, England, 1998 (Fellowship)



1. Colorectal cancer surgery in octogenarians.  AEO Coker, G Lakin & KB Hosie. Br. J. Surg., Vol 86 (1) supplement, June 1999 : 103    
2. Audit of mesenteric angiography for gastrointestinal haemorrhage.  AEO Coker, G Lakin, TJ Cleveland & KB Hosie.  Colorectal Disease 1999 supplement; 1: 7-8.    
3. Acute normovolaemic haemodilution in colorectal cancer surgery – a pilot study. AEO Coker, G Lakin, AD Dennis, J Alderson & KB Hosie.  Colorectal Disease 1999; supplement 1: 57-58.    
4. Surveying general practitioners – a new avenue.  M Jiwa, JS Bagley, AEO Coker. Current Medical Research and opinion. 1 March 2004, vol 20, issue 3    
5. Implementing referral guidelines: lessons from a negative outcome cluster randomised factorial trial in general practice Moyez Jiwa, Paul Skinner, Akinoso Olujimi Coker, Lindsey Shaw, Michael Campbell and Joanne Thompson.  BMC Family Practice, 7:65   (02 Nov 2006)    
6. Which symptomatic patients merit urgent referral for colonoscopy?  A UK General practice perspective. Jiwa, M. Gordon, M. Coker O. Skinner, P.  Quality in Primary Care: Vol 15 no 1 page 21-26. February 2007    
7. Surgical training in resource-limited countries: moving from the body to the bench – experiences from basic surgical skills workshop in Enugu, Nigeria.  ER Ezeome, SO Ekenze, F Ugwumba, CE Nwajiobi, O Coker.  Trop Doct 39(2): 93-97; doi: 10, 1258/td. 2009     8. Help with overseas surgical training. AO Coker. Editorial Trop Doct 39(2): 65; doi:10.1258/td.2009