Matthew Naanlep Tanko
In 1996, Dr Matthew N Tanko graduated with an MBBS degree from the University of Jos in Nigeria. From 1999 to 2004, he had his post graduate specialization programme with the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria graduating with specialization in pathology.
From 2004 to 2006, Dr Tanko worked as Lecturer and Consultant Pathologist with the University of Jos and Jos University Teaching Hospital respectively. In 2006, Dr Tanko was seconded to Uganda by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a volunteer technical expert. From 2006 to 2008, Dr Tanko was appointed Founding Head of the Department of Pathology and later on Founding Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Kampala International University, Uganda.
At the end of his volunteer service in 2008, Dr Tanko was employed as the Founding Head of the Department of Pathology of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Botswana He served as the Director of the clinical programme of the MBBS curriculum.
In 2012, Dr Tanko was a recipient of the Geraldine C Colby Scholarship under the Mayo Visiting Clinician Programme for the study of pulmonary pathology and cytopathology at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
In 2013, Dr Tanko went to Israel to study Health Systems Management at the Galilee International Management Institute, Mizra.
He returned to Botswana and in 2014, Dr Tanko was appointed Vice Dean for Medical Education until November 2015.
In November 2015 until he joined Nazarbayev University in July 2017, Dr Tanko was the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Botswana.
Dr Tanko also held several leadership positions in some government departments and parastatals including being a member of the Botswana Health Professions Council and a Board member of the Botswana University Hospital.
Dr Tanko has been passionate about Advancing pathology education and service in Africa and has pioneered the establishment of departments of pathology and training programmes including a 4-year Master of Medicine programme at the University of Botswana in conjunction with the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. Under the umbrella of African Strategy for Advancing Pathology, Dr Tanko established strong links with pathology professional societies in Europe and the USA including the College of American Pathologists CAP), the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology (BDIAP), and the Scottish Pathology Network (SCN).
Dr Tanko’s Research Interest is on Breast cancer, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology
Sandy Mpho Mosenye, Josè Antonio Moulton Alvarez, Rafael E Cruz Abascal, Matthew N. Tanko, Francesca Cainelli, Sandro Vento, 2015 In : Israel Medical Association Journal. 17 , p 6 , p 394-395
Psoriasis in an HIV-infected woman on antiretroviral therapy
Maitseo K. Nwako-Mohamadi, Vidushi Madan, Matthew N. Tanko, Sandro Vento, 2014 In : Israel Medical Association Journal. 16 , p 4 , p 262-263
Controversias entre la infección por Helicobacter pylori y la epidemiología del cáncer gástrico
Matthew Naanlep Tanko, Francesca Cainelli, Sandro Vento, 2012 In : Salud (i) Ciencia. 19 , p 2 , p 152-155
Malignant tumours of the genital tract among Batswana women.
M. N. Tanko, M. A. Kayembe, F. Cainelli, S. Vento, 2012 In : Ghana Medical Journal. 46 , p 3 , p 142-146
Epidemiology of gastric cancer in Jos University Teaching Hospital Jos a 20 year review of cases.
B. M. Mandong, A. N. Manasseh, M. N. Tanko, G. O. Echejoh, A. J. Madaki, 2010 In : Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria. 19 , p 4 , p 451-454
Lymph nodes and pathogenesis of infection with HIV-1
Francesca Cainelli, Alfredo Vallone, Matthew N. Tanko, Sandro Vento, 2010 In : The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 10 , p 2 , p 71-72
Silica exposure and silicosis
Francesca Cainelli, Matthew Naanlep Tanko, Sandro Vento, 2010 In : Southern Medical Journal. 103 , p 11 , p 1078
The challenge of lymphomas in sub-Saharan Africa
F. Cainelli, M. N. Tanko, S. Vento, 2010 In : The Lancet Oncology. 11 , p 7 , p 610-611
The bacterium that could cause cancer
Sandro Vento, Matthew N. Tanko, 2009 In : The Lancet Oncology. 10 , p 5 , p 528
Hepatocellular carcinoma in Jos, Nigeria.
G. O. Echejoh, M. N. Tanko, A. N. Manasseh, S. Ogala-Echejoh, S. O. Ugoya, B. M. Mandong, 2008 In : Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria. 17 , p 2 , p 210-213
Godwins O. Echejoh, Agabus N. Manasseh, Matthew N. Tanko, Stella E. Ogala-Echejoh, Olugbenga A. Silas, Tonga L. Nimkur, Barnabas M. Mandong, 2008 In : Journal of the National Medical Association. 100 , p 6 , p 713-715
Relation between helicobacter pylori, inflammatory (neutrophil) activity, chronic gastritis, gastric atrophy and intestinal metaplasia
M. N. Tanko, A. N. Manasseh, G. O. Echejoh, B. M. Mandong, A. O. Malu, E. N. Okeke, N. Ladep, E. I. Agaba, 2008 In : Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. 11 , p 3 , p 270-274
Epidemiology of soft tissue sarcomas in Jos, North Central Nigeria.
B. M. Mandong, A. T. Kidmas, A. N. Manasseh, G. O. Echejoh, M. N. Tanko, A. J. Madaki, 2007 In : Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria. 16 , p 3 , p 246-249
Gastric histopathological findings in mucosal biopsies of symptomatic patients in jos central Nigeria.
M. N. Tanko, G. O. Echejoh, B. M. Mandong, A. O. Malu, A. N. Manasseh, A. O. Malu, 2007 In : Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria. 16 , p 2 , p 113-118
The histopathologic effects of Securidaca longepedunculata on heart, liver, kidney and lungs of rats
L. P.Maxwelll Dapar, C. John Aguiyi, N. Noel Wannang, S. Steven Gyang, M. Naanlep Tanko, 2007 In : African Journal of Biotechnology. 6 , p 5 , p 591-595
Hepatic histopathological findings in HIV patients at postmortem in Jos university teaching hospital, Nigeria
Godwins O. Echejoh, Barnabas M. Mandong, Matthew N. Tanko, Agabus N. Manasseh, Edith N. Okeke, Emmanuel I. Agaba, 2006 In : Tropical Doctor. 36 , p 4 , p 228-231