Seni O.A. Ononuju M.D. (Hons.), MSc., DM (Family Medicine)

Nigerian by birth, Dr. Ononuju landed on Jamaican soil in 1974 and became a naturalized Jamaican citizen in 1987.

She holds a BSc. in Geology and Mineralogy as well as Chemistry and a Diploma in French and went on to graduate from the UniversiteNationale du Zaire (UNAZA) in 1974 with a Doctor of Medicine, Surgery and Midwifery (Grande Distinction).

Dr. Ononuju’s family practice has taken her across many institutions in Jamaica including the Medical Associates Hospital, University Hospital of the West Indies, St Joseph’s Hospital, Bustamante Hospital for Children and Nuttall and Kingston public Hospitals.

Currently the Medical Officer at the Christian Pen Health Centre and the Edna Manley School of Visual and Performing Arts, Chancery Medical Centre, Winchester Surgical and Medical Institute and the Medicine Chest, She has also served at the Comprehensive Health Clinic and acted as Senior Medical Officer at the National Chest Hospital.

Research Projects include:

  • “Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of Bronchogenic Carcinoma patients seen at the National Chest Hospital 1987-1991; 1999-2003”
  • “Prevalence of Tuberculosis in the Hospital Population by Parish and its association with HIV – 1989 -1999”
  • “Understanding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome” – 1985
  • “An Analysis of Bronchogenic Carcinoma as seen at the National Chest Hospital” – 1987-1991
  • “Cost Curtailment in Healthcare” – 1987 Dr. Ononuju also serves on a number of committees and boards as follows:
  • Jamaica Catholic Doctors Association
  • Ministry of Health Committee which approves applications for Nursing Homes
  • Tobacco Coalition

Dr. Ononuju’sdistinguished service has garnered her awards including

  • Recipient of the Good Physician Award 2009
  • Award for longstanding service to the Association of General Practitioners of Jamaica
  • Member of the American Biographical Institute with an honorary appointment to the Research Board of Advisors

Married with three children, Dr. Ononuju is guided by the motto: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Elected to the Medical Council of Jamaica in 2011, she currently leads the Impaired Physicians’ Subcommittee