Umar Sabo, MBBS, MPH, MSc

LMIC Fellow

Home Institution: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, Nigeria
Fellowship Site: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, Nigeria
Research Topic: Childhood status epilepticus in northern Nigeria

Dr. Sabo will spend his fellowship year at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano under the mentorship of Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, Aminu Abdullahi, MRCPsych, MSc, and Muktar Aliyu, MD, DrPH, MPH. His research will focus on the childhood status epilepticus in Northern Nigeria.

Dr. Sabo completed his residency training in pediatrics at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in 2014, and child neurology fellowship at Charlotte Maxeke/ Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospitals in Johannesburg in 2017.

Dr. Sabo's ultimate career goal is to become an accomplished scholar in child neurology and establish the best research oriented child neurology center in Africa. Some important academics that influence his career include Drs. Musa Borodo (AKTH-Kano), John Rodda

(CHBAH-Johannesburg), Jo Wilmshurst (RCWMCH-Cafe Town) and Edwin Trevathan (VUMC-Vanderbilt).