Dr. Muftau Yekeen Associate Professor, ICM Director of Student Affairs HOD, Department of Clinical Sciences
Dr Muftau Yekeen is a medical graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences, Nigeria. He graduated in 1995 and started his medical practice career at the prestigious Massey Street Children hospital, Lagos, Nigeria from where he moved to Lagos Island maternity hospital and then general hospital Lagos. Years later, he moved to Ikorodu General Hospital in the year 2001 where he was the head of Tuberculosis (DOT) clinic for 3 years before he was transferred to head the Imota health center in Ikorodu as the pioneer Principal Medical Officer.
He also practiced as a family physician at Eureka Health Services in Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis before venturing into medical education. He has lectured at Windsor University SOM, St Kitts, Avalon University SOM, Curacao and later joined Spartan Health Sciences University in fall of 2014. He has been the Coordinator of American Medical Students Association (AMSA) and the Director of Students’ Affairs at SHSU since 2017. He has organized countless community outreach clinics on behalf of the management of SHSU in collaboration with many private and public organizations in St Lucia, including the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the correctional center, First Caribbean International Bank, several community youth and religious organizations, the St Lucia Diabetes and hypertension Association etc.
Dr Yekeen has a Master’s of Science degree in Public Health and is a certified Clinical Research Monitor. He has worked with Clinproxy Research Institute, Nevada USA where he performed site management and monitoring activities for clinical study in compliance with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP), while prioritizing subjects’ rights, safety and well-being. He also conducted site visits, including validation visits, initiation visits, monitoring visits and close-out visits
He currently teaches Molecular Biology, Medical Genetics and Introduction to Clinical Medicine at Spartan Health Sciences University and is an active member of CHARCOS. He volunteered as the team leader, Express Team South, in the National Schistosomiasis Survey that sampled about 2000 randomly selected school-aged children between the ages of 8 and 11 across St Lucia to determine the prevalence of schistosomiasis among this target population in 2017.
He also volunteered with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) as a member of COVID-19 Monitoring team during the period of national lock-down due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Yekeen strongly believes that teaching is a lifelong process of learning from all around you; colleagues, students, parents and even the environments we live.
And that each student is unique and possesses something special that can be contributed towards his/her own education process. Each, therefore requires an enabling educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. He therefore always strives to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential.
Serving as a guide for students to have access to hands-on activities that encourages them to make choices and practice their skills in a safe environment where they can incorporate technology into every school day and allow their curiosity guide their learning proces.