Local Rheumatologist Honored by The Caribbean Association for Rheumatology!

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June 19, 2019

At the recent Annual Caribbean Association for Rheumatology meeting (May 3rd - 5th), a local Rheumatologist, Dr. Vincent Nwosa, was honored for excellence in service and dedication in the advancement of Rheumatology in The Caribbean.

VINCENT I. NWOSA is a pioneer Rheumatologist in The Bahamas. He is a founding member of Caribbean Association for Rheumatology.

Dr. Nwosa graduated in 1974 with honors from the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. He completed internship at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas, and did residency training in Internal Medicine at The University of Alberta Hospitals, Edmonton, Canada. Subsequently, he did a Fellowship in Rheumatology at the Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Canada. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Fellow of American College of Physicians, and Fellow of American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Nwosa has worked as a Consultant in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Public Hospitals Authority, Princess Margaret Hospital, and is a former Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Doctors Hospital, Nassau. He was Associate Lecturer, Clinical Tutor, and participating Examiner in Medicine, undergraduate and postgraduate, for The University of The West Indies. Dr. Nwosa was a member of the Board of Directors, International Society for Rheumatic Therapy. He was consultant for the first Bahamas Lupus Foundation. He has presented several clinical research topics on rheumatic diseases at the annual conferences Medical Association of The Bahamas. He is also a speaker for various pharmaceutical companies in the Caribbean. 

As part of his commitment to educating the public about rheumatic diseases, Dr. Nwosa has written articles in the Nassau Guardian, and spoken in many public forums, including at Rotary Clubs, churches, and health seminars.

Dr. Nwosa
served as a volunteer physician, working with a Christian missionary group during the Haiti Earthquake relief efforts in 2010. Currently, he is in private Rheumatology practice in Nassau, The Bahamas.

News date : 06/19/2019    Category : Caribbean News, Health, Press Releases

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