Dr Justin Chuba Ngene is an American – trained physician. He returned to Nigeria with a strong determination to contribute to the process that could reverse medical tourism which has long been identified as a major drain on the country’s financial resources.
Before now, his exposure to medical practice in Nigeria was through the medical mission trips he made to the country. In 1918 however, he took a decision to commit himself to making a major contribution to health care in his country the best way he could. His goal was to provide affordable medical care in line with World Health Organization standards and principled on evidence-based medicine.
In 2019, he set up Etta Atlantic Memorial Hospital, a private healthcare facility at Ikate-Elegushi in Lekki, Lagos. Here he practices Acute Hospital Medicine which is a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine for critically ill patients. The hospital also offers a range of other specialties and services including Internal Medicine, Family Health Care, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgery, Mental Health, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory and Diagnostics.
Dr Ngene is actively involved in training and mentoring doctors and other health care personnel in the hospital for best quality service. He is also involved in trainings around Nigeria.
Justin attended the University of Bridgeport , Connecticut from August 1996 t0 May 2000 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He went on to read Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Champagne-Urbana and the Clinical Campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria from August 2003 to May 2007. He graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine.
He did his Internship and Residency programmes from July 2007 to June 2010. He was Internal Medicine Resident at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey. He was Medical Resident at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey with duties covering three hospitals namely UMDJ, VA Hospital New Orange, New Jersey and Hackensack University Medical Centre.
Dr Ngene had a vast practice experience in the United States. These include Aurora Health Care Systems, Wisconsin; Middlesex Hospital, Connecticut; Day Kimball Hospital, Connecticut and Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Froedtert, Menomennee Falls. His involvement with medical missions took him to Haiti, Tanzania and Nigeria.
Justin Ngene has won a number of awards and recognitions. In the year 2000, he was recognized by the University of Bridgeport for Academic Achievement in Biology. In December 2007 and December 2008, he was pronounced as Resident of the Month by VA Hospital East Orange, New Jersey.
It is in recognition of his contribution to national development in the field of Human Medicine and Health Facility Management that Dr Justin Chuba Ngene was deemed worthy to be conferred with the Nigerian 60th Independence Anniversary Award for Productivity.