During the week, alumnus of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI), Philip Ozuah, shocked many with the huge monetary donation of $1,000,000 to his alma mater. This unprecedented good gesture trended on social media platforms. Many commended Ozuah for changing the narrative about the art of giving and the need for a sense of generosity and philanthropy in Nigeria.

In the past years, Ozuah’s astounding acts of charity have earned the special recognition and words of gratitude. He has a long history of kindness which he has demonstrated over and over again with his succeeding flow of humanitarian support.

His latest gesture was the timely intervention and donation to his alma mater which earned the special recognition and words of gratitude from many Nigerians.

Ozuah who is the Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medicine, Montefiore Health System (MHS) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York had announced the donation during a virtual sod-turning ceremony for a student hostel project.

Ozuah, explained that the donation was to support the construction of the college’s new student hostel and other infrastructural repairs.

The hostel project was initiated by the management of the college in partnership with the Ibadan College of Medicine Alumni Association Worldwide (ICOMAA-WW).

The Anambra-born Ozuah earned his medical degree from the University of Ibadan in 1985 and had his internship at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Nsukka.

He then left Nigeria for a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

He completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore, and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Ozuah became president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Montefiore Medicine in 2019 after 34 years of service as a medical practitioner. Montefiore Medicine is the umbrella organisation for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System. Ozuah is responsible for overlooking Montefiore’s 13 member hospitals and 300 clinical locations with 7.5 million annual patient encounters.