Dr. Victor Gbenro
mbbs (Uni. Jos), PgD Mgt (OAU Ile-Ife), MSc eHealth (McMaster Uni. Ontario)
Victor is a Deputy Registrar and head of the Inspectorate department of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN). He has over 20 years of medical practice and has practiced at the State and private health institutions before his employment in the Federal public Service 12 years ago. He leads investigation activities involving practitioners’ registration, and accredited medical and dental training centers. His responsibilities also includes policy drafting and review of the laws of the MDCN (Code of Ethics and MDP Act). He is currently secretary to the MDCN Sub-Committee on the development of policy guidelines for the regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology and also serve as a committee member of the Lagos State Health Enforcement and Monitoring Agency (HEFAMAA) for the development of practice/regulatory guidelines for cosmetic surgery.
Prior to his headship of the Inspectorate department, Victor provided leadership in the Administration and Registration departments of the MDCN at various times. Victor worked as a team lead for the digitalization of over 23,000 files of registered medical and dental practitioners and also the development of customized software for the online registration of practitioners in 2015 which lead to the pilot of online registration of practitioners in Nigeria.
Victor’s has interest is in health research and innovation and has contributed to the following publications;
1. Exploring the impact and roles strategic government leadership plays in adoption and use of eHealth in low resource countries: a case study of the medical and dental council of Nigeria as a professional health regulatory agency. Gbenro VK Nov. 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/11375/24299
2. Role and Strategies that Managers can Apply to Support Point-of-Care Nurses’ Use and Adoption of Health Information Technology: A Scoping Review. Nursing Leadership 32(2) June 2019 : 85-101.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2019.25959. Zohra Surani, Matthew John, Ana Laura Solano López, Victor Gbenro, Linda Slodan and Gillian Strudwic. June 2019. https://www.longwoods.com/content/25959/
3. eHealth Adoption Issues in Four Low Resource Countries: Protocol for a Survey and Analysis of User Experience. Norm Archer, Cynthia Lokker, Maryam Ghasemaghaei, Deborah Diliberto, Adekunle Ajiboye, Ann McKibbon, Victor Gbenro.
4. “Performance assessment: competence of registered medical practitioners in Nigeria through an effective CPD programme” presented at the 2016 International Association of Medical Regulatory Agencies (IAMRA) conference in Melbourne. Australia. Abdulmumini Ibrahim, Ilevbare Udugbai, Victor Gbenro
His hobbies includes; Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Football and Chess. Victor is married and blessed with three children.