Dr. Taofeeq Abdallah IGE is a Chief Consultant Physicist at the National Hospital, Abuja (The Federal Capital of Nigeria) and the immediate past Head of the Department (HoD) of Medical Physics in the Hospital. He is also a visiting Senior Lecturer in Medical Physics in a couple of universities and has successfully co-supervised four PhD and five M.Sc. theses (with two ongoing PhD thesis as the Main Supervisor).
He is an examiner in Physics to the Faculty of Radiology of both West African College of Surgeons (WACS) and the National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) and also a Counterpart to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) projects on NIR6023 (National Project on the Development of Medical Physics Residency Programme – Developing the National Capacity to train Medical Physicists to support Radiotherapy Facilities in Tertiary Hospitals in Cancer Management), RAF6044 (African Regional project on Strengthening Medical Physics in Support of Cancer Management) and Regional Counterpart on the IAEA’s Inter-Regional project on Strengthening Medical Physics in Radiation Medicine (INT6054). He had also participated in a number of medical physics and radiation safety assignments as a World Health Organisation (WHO) consultant.
Dr. Ige had earlier commenced his career in 1986 at the Centre for Energy Research and Training of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria – as a Research Assistant and rose through the ranks to Senior Research Fellow in 1998. Due to national exigencies, he transferred his services at the commissioning of National Hospital, Abuja in 1999 as the pioneer medical physicist to the hospital and he has since been engaged and saddled with dosimetry, teaching and administrative responsibilities.
Part of his education and training has taken him to the “Demokritos” Nuclear Research Centre in Athens, Greece; the Hammersmith/Charring Cross NHS Trust hospitals / Brunel University in London; the Pretoria (now Steve Biko) Academic Hospital, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa and the Fukushima Medical University in Japan.
He has contributed to some IAEA publications and has some book chapters to his credit as well as a sizable number of peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals both within and outside the country.
As a Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) licensed Radiation Safety Adviser (RSA), he offers Radiation safety and protection advisory services to a number of governmental and private radiation generation facilities around the country.
Dr Taofeeq Ige is the Secretary-General of the Nigerian Association of Medical Physicists (NAMP) and the pioneer Secretary-General of the Federation of African Medical Physics Organization (FAMPO) – the youngest regional body of the International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP) as well as committee member of the IOMP (Awards and Honours Committee), including the Health Technology Task Group of the International Union of Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (HTTG-IUPESM).