Personal Information

  • Experience :
    7+ Years
  • Qualification/Certification :
    MBBS (Nig), DA(WA), MSc Pain Mgt (Cardiff), FWACS


Brief About Tonia Onyeka

Tonia Onyeka, MBBS (Nig), DA(WA), MSc Pain Mgt (Cardiff), FWACS, an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Palliative Medicine, is the founding and current Head of the Pain and Palliative Care Unit of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, where she has been in practice for 22 years.

She is also a lecturer in the Masters in Bioethics program of her institution, the University of Nigeria, where she teaches two elective courses (The dying child: Paediatric hospice and end-of-life care; Research with dying children). Tonia is a member of several professional bodies including the Technical Expert Group (TEG) which produced the first-ever pain management guidelines for Nigerian healthcare professionals. She is Associate Editor, Pediatric Pain specialty section of Frontiers in Pain Research and the co-author of a new module for the Online Paediatric Pain Curriculum of the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada, called Paediatric Pain in Low-to-Middle Income Countries.

She was the Principal Investigator for the RESCUE Study, a study that successfully provided educational intervention for family caregivers of children hospitalized with cancer in four Nigerian Federal University Teaching Hospitals in four geo-political zones in the country. She has authored several peer-reviewed publications found in both local and international medical journals.

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