Sequel to his excellent performance at the accelerated fellowship examination for award drafting held in March 2019 by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Dr Aigbe Gregory Ohihoin, a consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist and a chief research Fellow in the Clinical Sciences Department of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has been inducted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.
Ohihoin’s induction ceremony into the fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, held on 8 November, 2019, at the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigerian Chapter, was an epoch-making event, as he was the first Nigerian medical doctor to be inducted as a Fellow of the UK Chapter of the institute.
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators was founded in March 1915, and it was accorded a royal charter in 1979. On commencement of activities, the institute’s aim was: “To raise the status of arbitration to the dignity of a distinct and recognized position as one of the learned professions”. While its objective is: “To promote and facilitate worldwide the determination of disputes by arbitration and alternative means of private dispute resolution other than resolution by the court”.
Grey, as he is fondly called by his colleagues is a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and of the National Medical college of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He holds a Fellowship and Diploma in the field of Minimal Access Surgery from Asia’s Premiere Institute of Laparoscopy, the Laparoscopy hospital in Delhi India.
Dr Ohihoin is an alumnus of the Japan International co-operation agency, (JICA). He has authored six books in his specialty including the famed book “The black woman’s pregnancy”. He has over 40 publications in peer review journals and academic resource.
Aside his medical training, Ohihoin is a trained arbitrator and mediator with a bias towards resolving disputes in the health sector. He became a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of the United Kingdom, after becoming the first medical doctor to pass the accelerated membership exams.
In human reproduction, he is currently researching into infertility management in individuals living with HIV and other chronic infections. He is married to his best friend, Esther and they are blessed with two children.