Dr Aliyu Hamza Balarabe attended Dantudu Gomo Model Primary School Zuru, from 1980 to 1986. He had his secondary school education at Unity Secondary School, Gummi and Nagarta College, Sokoto from 1987 to 1992. He graduated with MBBS Degree from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) in the year 2000.
Dr Balarabe did his fellowship programme at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Kwara State, Nigeria and was awarded a Fellowship Certificate by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN), Faculty of Ophthalmology in May 2010.
He had a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration with Distinction from UDUS in 2017. He has worked in many hospitals in Nigeria in different capacities and is currently practicing as Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria.
He has interest in community outreach programmes and has participated in many community outreach projects and is currently the Kebbi State lead Ophthalmologist on community eye surgeries.
Dr Balarabe has served in different administrative positions including Head of Clinical Services, Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kebbi. Prior to his appointment as Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer, Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kebbi, he attended several courses both within and outside Nigeria. He is also a part time lecturer at the School of Optical Dispensing Technology in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State and a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria.
He has authored several publications in various National and International journals of repute and currently has over twenty (20) publications to his credit. His publications reflect his research interest in Ocular Inflammation, Community Ophthalmology and rehabilitation of the irreversibly blind.
He has received many awards and recognitions in the course of his stellar career and he is happily married and blessed with children.