Dr. Dorathy Chioma Okpokam

Dr. Dorathy Chioma Okpokam, PhD (Blood Physiology), MSc, PGD & AMLSN (Haematology/Blood Transfusion), Fcai.

She is a Medical Laboratory Scientist with passion for Laboratory practical, teaching and mentoring students. She has more than 13 years of experience as an instructor/researcher. She is a Lecturer 1 in Haematology/Blood Transfusion, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar.

Dr Dorathy Okpokam qualified from the School of Medical Laboratory Science, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria with specialty in Haematology/Blood Transfusion in 2002 and became an associate of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN). She had her Postgraduate Program (PhD in Blood Physiology), MSc and PGD both in Haematology/Blood Transfusion at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Dr. Dorathy Okpokam is a certified Laboratory Mentor, trained on Quality Management System by MLSCN.

Dr Okpokam’s area of interest is Immunohaematology with emphasis on Transfusion Medicine including Haemostasis Clinical Laboratory as well as Nutritional anaemia and Haemoglobinopathy. She is currently the assistance co-ordinator Haematology/Blood Transfusion Unit, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar. She has been involved in several professional appointments (assessor and co-ordinator) of examination appointed by MLSCN. She has several publications in the areas of her interest in peer review.