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Dr. Ifeoma Sylvester-Monye

She pioneered the establishment of the department of Family Medicine in 2003, a department which now ranks as the premier department in the hospital. Dr Monye was for ten and half years, the Head of the Department (January 2003 – July 2013). In 2014, she founded the Brookfield Centre for Lifestyle Medicine. Her career focus is on preventing, treating and reversing the course of chronic diseases, using conventional medicine and lifestyle changes. Following her graduation from the College of Medicine, University of Benin, in 1987, and the compulsory National Youth Service Programme, she travelled to the United Kingdom for Post-graduate training in Pediatrics and Child Health. She thereafter did her residency in Family Medicine in the United Kingdom. Dr Monye is a diplomat of Pediatrics and Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, from the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child health and Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology respectively. She is a member of the Society for Family Physicians of Nigeria,a member of the Lifestyle Medicine Association of Nigeria, a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, a member of the European Society of Lifestyle Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, United Kingdom. Dr Monye is currently involved in several multinational researches in Primary Healthcare, Lifestyle Medicine, either as the Principal Investigator, the Team Leader, Site Coordinator or Co-investigator. She is a regular resource person at the Post-graduate Scientific Conferences in Nigeria, contributes to health journals, the health editor in The Gleaner newspaper, where she writes the column on Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Monye is an alumnus of the prestigious SAID Business School, University of Oxford. She is a certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner and received her training at the Harvard Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Boston, USA. She is a trained Counsellor. She was recently appointed a Global Ambassador for Lifestyle Medicine by the European Society for Lifestyle Medicine (ESLM).