Welcome to Department of Anaesthesia, ABU, Zaria.

HOD's Welcome Message

The Department of Anaesthesia ABU Zaria, has been marked by unprecedented growth and change since its inception in 1968. Rendering the patient insensitive to pain while monitoring and maintaining vital organ function during surgery remains the main professional activity of the Anaesthetists. At the heart of the practice of Anaesthesia is the decision to use a specific anaesthetic agents and technique in a given patient. This decision must take into account the planned surgical procedure as well as the patient's physical condition and coexisting medical disease. Much of the research performed by anaesthetists around the world has improved our ability to make this decision wisely, as during the last fifteen years anaesthetic mortality has decreasedconsiderably. Today's anaesthetists works not only in the operating room, but also in the intensive care unit, the labor/delivery suite,Radiology/Radiotherapy and psychiatrics units among others. Anaesthetists also play a prominent role in acute and chronic pain management, as well as in the preparation of patients for surgery. In addition, a wide range of research opportunities exist within anaesthesia,for clinical studies directly related to optimum patient care. The Department ofAnaesthesiaAhmadu BelloUniversity Zariahas been training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate physicians who becomes outstanding Anaesthetists. We feel that our training program allows our residentdoctors develop the knowledge and skills required to provide the best possible care to their patients throughout their career. We are also committed to meeting the academic research aspirations of our resident doctors.


The Department of Anaesthesia Ahmadu Bello University has the responsibility of providing education, clinical service and research in the discipline of anaesthesia in Nigeria. It is also achieved through a commitment to the highest level of teaching of students, colleagues and the public. Integral to these goals is the organization and provision of safe and effective services in anaesthesia by competent and caring personnel.


To be the premier Department of Anaesthesia in Northern Nigeria for the provision of scholarly and clinical services in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Management.