Department History

The Anatomy Department, University of Calabar started in 1978 with a staff strength of eight academic, eight technical and four administrative staff. From its inception, the Department offered compulsory courses to MBBCH students and in 1979, a B.Sc programme in Human Anatomy was started to produce sustainable teaching staff for the Department. In 1985, the M.Sc programme was commenced. In 1996, the Department moved to the present more spacious Faculty of Basic Medical Science building. The Ph.D programme was started in 2006 while the Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) program started in 2009.

LEADERSHIP OF THE DEPARTMENT FROM 1978 TILL DATE
Prof. Monsurate (Late)  1978-1984 
Prof. S.P. Singh (Late)  1984-1996 
Dr. U.D. Antai (Late)  1996-1999 
Dr. (Mrs) T.B. Ekanem  1999-2002 
Dr. A.O. Igiri  2002-2004 
Dr. (Mrs) T.B. Ekanem  2004-2006 
Dr. (Mrs) Eliakim-Ikechukwu  2006-2008 
Dr. (Mrs) A.O. Akpantah  2008-2010 
Dr. (Mrs) M.A. Eluwa  2010-2012 
Dr. Victor A. Fischer  2012-2014 
Dr. G.U. Affah  2014-2016 
Dr. M.I. Akpaso  2016 till date