Meet Dr. Salamat, Nigeria First Indigenous Female Neurosurgeon

Dr. Salamat Ahuoiza Aliu (b. 1980) is the first indigenously trained female neurosurgeon in Nigeria and also the first female to be certified as a neurosurgeon in West Africa.

Born in Ilorin, Kwara State, where she had most of her education up to the university level, Aliu found the area of neurosurgery interesting and intriguing and then decided to specialise in the discipline.

Neurosurgeons are not just brain surgeons, they are medically trained neurosurgical specialists who can also help patients suffering from back and neck pain as well as a host of other illnesses ranging from trigeminal neuralgia to head injury and Parkinson’s disease.

An Ebira woman from Okene Local Government in Kogi State, 40-year-old Salamat is happily married with two children and as of 2019 worked at the National Hospital in Abuja.
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