Dr Margaret Ifeanyi Nwachukwu is a veritable woman of excellence. Hard-working, diligent and meticulous, she is a highly accomplished physician who has made a lot of impact in her specialty which is radiology.

These several years, Margaret Nwachukwu has worked as Consultant Radiologist in one of Nigeria’s most recognized private medical facilities namely St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos. Her role includes the leadership of the Radiology Department of the hospital.

Her work includes CT Scanning and with the inception of the Renal Transplant Unit of the hospital, she has to date done 200 donor CT angiograms as well as other CT studies. Her job involves reporting of general radiographic studies and performing special radiological investigations. She also does ultrasonologic studies daily.

Dr Nwachukwu trains medical and radiography students on clinical rotation through the hospital and in recent times, with the hospital having been accredited for a residency in family medicine, she trains registrars in the radiology posting.

Margaret is indeed a widely recognised radiologist. Between 1992 and 1996, she was a Panel Doctor for US Green Card Applicant Screening. She has been Panel Radiologist for Immigration Medical Examinations for the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand. Since the year 2007, she has been the Chief Panel Radiologist for Lagos for the US Department of Immigration and Border Protection, DIBP. She is an active member of the International Panel Physicians Association, IPPA.

Margaret was born in Jos, Plateau State on July 23, 1960 to the family of George Onyemenam, a mining engineer and Anne Onyemenam, a renowned school teacher. For her primary education, she attended St. Theresa’s Convent School Jos and Our Lady of Apostles Convent School Kaduna. She also attended St. Anne’s Private Boarding School  Kaduna. For her post-primary education, she enrolled at  Mary Mount College Agbor in today’s Delta State and was there between 1973 and 1997.

All through secondary school, she was on scholarship of the old Midwest State which later became Bendel State purely on merit. She was made the Head Girl of Mary Mount College in 1977. The outstanding Margaret passed out of the college on a note of distinction. At the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination, she scored Grade I with Aggregate 12.

She studied medicine at the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos between 1980 and 1985 and graduated with an MBBS. She commenced her postgraduate training at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in 1996 as a Junior Resident.

She was Senior Registrar between May 1999 and November 2002. She became Fellow of the Medical College of Radiologists (Nigeria) in 2002.

Dr Nwachukwu worked as Senior Medical Officer at St. Nicholas from January 1991 to August 1996 when she commenced her postgraduate training. Several years later, in February, 2003, she became Consultant Radiologist at the hospital.

She has attended a lot of professional conferences in Nigeria and other countries including the UK, Ghana, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Panama.

Margaret Nwachukwu is a widow but she is the proud mother of Miss Ifeanyi Anne Nwachukwu who is a student of Economics and Business Management at the University of New Castle, New Castle – Upon – Tyne, United Kingdom.

It is in recognition of her accomplishments in the field of Human Medicine & Orthodox Medical Practice that Dr Margaret Ifeanyi Nwachukwu is deemed worthy to be conferred with the Woman of Merit Gold Award which is part of the 2017 PSR National Awards.