Dr. Yusuf Tanimu Sambo, Head of Department.


The department of anaesthesia was created in June 2016 after the resumption of duty of the pioneer staff Dr. Yusuf Tanimu Sambo who was subsequently appointed as head of department. The department of anaesthesia is under the faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Gombe State University.


Each set of medical students of Gombe state university in their 5th year (500L) of training under go 16 weeks rotation posting anesthesia. During anaesthesia posting the students have general lectures in anaesthesia 8 – 9 am of every Monday. While tutorials and practical sessions are carried out daily 9am – 12noon of Mondays to Thursdays of every week, conducted in the theatres and intensive care unit of Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe. On Fridays 9am -12noon is usually a practical session in the skill acquisition laboratory of the university where they acquire skills on how to give regional anaesthesia (spinal, epidural and caudal blocks), perform endotracheal intubation/ how to use other air way adjuncts, peripheral nerve blocks and venous access (peripheral/ central).