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Dr. Ureh Annabel Oparaodu is a consultant Otorhinolaryngologist/Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching hospital (UPTH).


She became a certified medical practitioner after attaining the MBBS degree from the University of Port Harcourt then proceeded to do a residency training program in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, from where she became the first female doctor from Rivers State to attain a Fellowship in Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) in the West African College of Surgeons.


During Ureh’s residency she served as Treasurer, Vice President and became the first female President of the Association of Resident Doctors in the South-South Region of Nigeria. This platform presented the opportunity to positively impact her immediate environment by organizing the first ARD Research methodology course, setting up an electronic library and giving back to the hospital community by renovating, rehabilitating and equipping the UPTH Creche.


In 2018 Dr. Oparaodu was awarded Leading Women in Rivers State by Port Harcourt Business and Peoples Award Organisation and has received numerous meritorious awards from the Association of Resident Doctors, Assemblies of God Church, as well as a Fellowship from the Institute of Policy Management and Development. She has served in various committees in the Rivers State chapters of the Nigerian Medical Association and the Medical Women Association, She is also the charity run initiator for Chimdi Odu Foundation (COF).


Dr Ureh Oparaodu was born into the family of Late Dr. Chimdi A. Odu and Prof. Ngozi Nma Odu of Ogba Egbema Ndoni LGA in Rivers State and is married to Mr. Nyema David Oparaodu. They are blessed with 2 children.