New Chief Of Emergency & Hyperbaric Services

June 27, 2018

Dr Chikezie Dean Okereke Bermuda June 27 2018Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today announced the appointment of Dr Chikezie Dean Okereke as Chief of Emergency and Hyperbaric Services, effective Monday 2 July 2018, on a three year contract.

He replaces Dr Edward Schultz who has retired from BHB.

BHB said, “Dr Okereke has been employed in the Emergency Department of King Edward VII Hospital since August 2016.

“After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nigeria College of Medicine, Dr Okereke completed postgraduate Medical training in the UK obtaining a Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellowship in Emergency Medicine from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

“He has also completed a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Leeds. Prior to joining BHB, Dr Okereke worked as a substantive Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust in the UK for over sixteen years. During this period, he held a number of senior medical leadership and training positions within the Trust, the West Yorkshire region and nationally.

“His main interests are in Medical Education and Training, Trauma and Critical Care. He is a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the BMA and regularly examines for the College of Emergency Medicine.”

Dr Michael Richmond, Chief of Staff, comments: “We are very pleased to announce Dr Chikezie Dean Okereke as the new Chief of Emergency and Hyperbaric Services. We are grateful to Dr Schultz, not only for his long service at BHB, but for continuing in position until this transition could take place.

“Dr Schultz will be missed by the community and staff and we wish him the very best for the future. We now look forward to Dr Okereke providing clinical leadership in ED and Hyperbaric Services to continue improving this busy service at the frontline of care, as we evolve to meet the complex demands of an aging, increasingly unwell population.”

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