Dr. Muhammad Shakir Balogun

MBBS, MPH, FMCPath

Married, three kids.

Speaks English, Hausa and Yoruba.

Hobbies: reading, writing traveling.

A 2002 graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Medical School. He is a Cohort 3 graduate of the Nigeria FELTP. Completed his specialty training in Medical Microbiology at ABU Teaching Hospital, Zaria in 2015. He was in the first cohort of the GIBACHT Fellowship (2014-2015) Infectious Disease Epidemiology. The Fellowship was a partnership between AFENET, Bernard-Nocht Institute in Hamburg, Robert Koch institute in Berlin and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

At ABUTH, he was the Chief Resident in 2014-2015. In 2015, he became the first Resident Advisor of the Nigeria Frontline FETP program which trained more than 1000 disease surveillance officers from 15 states from all the 6 geopolitical zones between 2016 and 2018. He has been teaching and mentoring residents of the Nigeria FELTP since 2013. In October 2017, he became the Resident Advisor of the Nigeria FELTP.

Successful application for TEPHINET accreditation in 2018 was one of his major achievements since he became the Resident Advisor.

He has published over 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has shared his scientific findings in many local and international conferences. He has led, participated in and supervised disease outbreak responses and other public health emergencies. He also provides epidemiological services to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.