Chris Ekong is a neurosurgeon and currently heads the Division of Neurosurgery in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. He is also a clinical professor of surgery (neurosurgery) at the University of Saskatchewan.
After residencies in neurosurgery in Saskatoon and Toronto, Dr. Ekong had a two-year fellowship in neuro-trauma before settling in Regina as a staff neurosurgeon. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons.
Prof. Ekong has served in many academic roles over the years; he has produced over 70 published articles, abstracts and presentations at local and international neurosurgical meetings; and he has been a visiting professor in many countries including Ghana, Nigeria, and Indonesia.
He is on the Board of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation and a member of the Subspecialty Committee (Neurosurgery) for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Among others positions, he has been President of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s Regional Medical Association and the Founding President of the Saskatchewan Neurosurgical Society.
He has been involved in many charitable activities, including organizing free medical clinics in various parts of the world particularly in Africa. His Purple Computer Project, established in 2010, aims to raise money to buy and donate 100,000 computers to community centres in developing counties over the next 10 years. He has received several awards, the most recent being the 2012 Humanitarian Award of the year presented by the Red Cross in Saskathewan, Canada. He is also a Luther Ambassador. An International Award from the Lutheran Church of Nigeria for charitable work in Nigeria, Dominican republic and other developing countries.