Patrick Eberechi Akpaka
Chief Patrick Eberechi Akpaka is a Professor of Microbiology whose main area of expertise, medical microbiology, focuses on molecular characterization, diagnostics and epidemiology of multi-drug resistant pathogens; antimicrobial resistance and nosocomial infections; and control of infections of public health importance. He holds a medical degree, MBBS, from the University of Nigeria (UNN) and Doctor of Medicine (DM) from the University of the West Indies (UWI). He is actively involved in the teaching of medical microbiology both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of the West, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago, where he also works as an honorary consultant microbiologist. He has co-authored four book chapters, over 80 peer reviewed published journal articles and have produced and presented several abstracts at both regional and international conferences. He serves on several committees in the University and is a reviewer of microbiology related topics for several reputable journals.