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Know About the Sierra Leone Pathologist

Know About the Sierra Leone Pathologist

Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma is one of the renowned Government Consultant Forensic Pathologists in Sierra Leone, Qualified and competent Medical Officer, registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Medical Defense Union (MDU) No.153562 of the United Kingdom, the Sierra Leone Dental Association and the Gambian Medical and Dental Council for life.

Dr. Koroma is a Seasoned Histopathologist/Cytopathologist and Forensic Pathology. He  is not only well organized or adaptable and reliable but very disciplined, dependable and accustomed to meeting tight deadlines, communicates at all levels, possesses a good sense of humor, honest and works well in a team as well as individually.

On his main strength and key skills, Dr. Koroma is widely known for his credibility, integrity, hard work, and respect for all professionals,  in addition,  Dr. Koroma has served as an active Pathologist since 1978 to date, enormous practical and teaching experience at university level and writing technical reports, giving presentations, writing protocols including the post-mortem techniques in shooting cases and stab wounds, transport facilities, deaths in fires and water, and delivering lectures.

He is also a Skilled Cellular Morphologist who performed various laboratory tests and procedures including bone marrow aspirations, trephines and interpreting tests results.

Dr. Koroma is the Administration of Cancer Chemotherapy (cytotoxic drugs), and laboratory management.

Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma, GOOR (SL) who hails from Makeni in the Bombali District, Northern province of Sierra Leone has served in the following capacity, Chief Government Pathologist and Head of the National Laboratory Services Sierra Leone from 1987-1995, Research Fellow, Department Forensic Pathology (University of Sheffield) from 1996-1997, he is a Specialist in Pathology/Consultant Hematologist and Unit Head Division of Hematology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital Banjul the Gambia from 1999-2002.

Dr. Koroma had also served as a per term lecturer in human functional anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Science (University of Gambia) from year 2000-2002, per term lecturer in Physiopathology and Micro-biology of the Eye, Faculty of Medicine Allied Health Science (University of Gambia) from 2000-2002.

The 68 years old Pathologist continues to serve as Consultant Forensic Pathologist, Sierra Leone Police, Head of Scientific Support Unit, Government Chief Forensic Pathologist full time and Consultant Specialist, Consultant Specialist Pathologist, Ministry of Health and Sanitation on contract basis.

As an aged man, Dr. Koroma is currently the Lead Sierra Leone Cancer Registry, Head of Department Histopathology COMAHS, Manager/National Laboratory and Mortuary services, Honorary Pathologist/Forensic Pathologist, Ministry of Defense (medical services) and currently he is the Consultant Government Pathologist on contract.

Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma who is also a Chief Superintendent of Police started his education at   the Our Lady of Fatima RC Primary School where he sat to the Common Entrance Examination in 1956.

Between 1961-1968, he joined the West Africa Methodist Collegiate Secondary School Form one (1)-five (5)  (V G.C.E “O” Level Examinations), 1961-1963 Prince of Wales Secondary School, Freetown Sierra Leone Form (VI) Six Lower and Upper G.C. E “A” Level Examinations.

On his tertiary educational background, Dr. Koroma gained university education in London Hospital Medical College where he became a Research Fellow in Virology in 1987-1988. He attended the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands, International course of nucleus, Acid Technology Certificate in 1990. Apart from that, Dr. Koroma also owes Diploma in Mortuary Services through International and European Examination Board in 1996. He certified in Basic Health and Safety at Work, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in 1997, within the same year, he acquired Basic Food Hygiene Certificate-Chartered Institute of Environmental Health among other many qualifications.

His life time achievements included, Captain of Fourah Bay College Athletic Team to the First University Games Ibadan, Nigeria, Sierra Leone National Cricket and Athletic Teams, Sierra Leone National Football Team Doctor, Fastest National Sprinter in 1964-1966, Won Commonwealth Secretariat Award 1n 1966, Overseas Research Students-ORS Award Scheme (1987-1990), Ground Officer of the Order of the Rokel (GOOR-2007).

Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma married with four children and lives at R1 Hill Station, Freetown.

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