Professor Dilly Anumba (MBBS FWACS FRCOG MD LL.M (Medical Law) is Academic Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sheffield Medical School, United Kingdom, and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with subspecialist accreditation in Materna and Fetal Medicine of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
He is Faculty Director for Clinical Academic Training at the University of Sheffield. He is Director for the NIHR Global health Research Group on Preterm Birth and Management (PRIME). He is also a member of ROCG Council and currently serves as International Representative for sub-Saharan Africa. He has also served on the NICE Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (MTAC).
Prof. Anumba graduated from the University of Benin in 1984 with numerous distinctions (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Pathology) and 8 prizes for best student awards in numerous other subjects (Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Internal medicine, Surgery). He did his internship at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and won the Association of Resident Doctors prize for Best House Surgeon and Physician in 1986. He underwent Residency Training at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital between 1987 and 1991, rising to the Chief Residence before moving to the United Kingdom for further training.
In the UK, he completed specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and undertook University of Newcastle upon Tyne (The Florence and Williams Blair Fellowship, the best Research proposal training at the clinical award). He also holds a master’s degree in Medical Law from the Northumbria University at Newcastle in Tyne. In 2012, Dilly became the first Nigerian Academic Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK.
Prof. Anumba investigates the physiology of human parturition, particularly the role of immunity and inflammation in term/preterm labour and pregnancy complications such as hypertension, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth.
He is also investigating new techniques to predict preterm birth by the detection of cervical remodelling changes as well as changes in the vaginal microbiome and metabolome. He runs specialist clinics in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy, Prematurity Prevention, and High-Risk Pregnancy, all of which have research spin outs. One spin out is ECCLIPPx, a research programme that explores electrical impedance spectroscopy and several other innovative techniques and devices for predicting preterm birth. He serves as Programme Director of Prime Global Health and Principal Investigator of ECCLIPPx.
Prof. Anumba runs Pregnancy Care clinics and services including specialised clinics in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy, Prematurity Prevention, and Maternal Medicine. He has particular expertise in ultrasonography and is the pioneer and Course Director of the highly popular Sheffield Fetal Biometry Courses that attract national and international doctor delegates from Ireland, the Middle East and Africa.
He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers and abstracts in top medical journals, and book chapters on topics relating to pregnancy care and Women’s health issues. Some of his work has explored the factors that influence the bond between a mother and her yet-to-born child.
The Medical Law Expert is highly research active and leads many funded research projects investigating several aspects of human pregnancy, including novel techniques to predict and thus mitigate premature birth. He serves on several professional and research bodies in Women’s Health and is reviewer to major national and international Reproductive Health Journals, Research boards and Charities.
Prof. Anumba has proved to a lot of people that excellence can be achieved through hard work, dedication and determination. His name is known both home and abroad as his exceptionally works speaks great volume.