Breaking: UNIZIK DVC, Prof Ikechebelu listed at No. 44, Prof Ahaneku, No.16 in full list of 125  FAcadMedS in Nigeria

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu, has been listed No. 44th among the 125 Foundation Fellows of Academy of Medicine Specialities in Nigeria.

Ikechebelu, one of the eminent Nigerian academics and medical practitioners was listed alongside immediate past UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor, Prof Joseph Ahaneku, who occupied No.16th position in the list.

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Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu, MBBS (Nig.), B.Endoscopy, MSc (Hum Reprod), FWACS, FICS, FMAS is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fertility Expert, Gynaecological Endoscopy Surgeon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin) Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Chairman/Chief Examiner, Faculty of O&G, West African College of Surgeons.

He pioneered the establishment of operative laparoscopy surgery and has trained over 300 Gynaecologists in this field. He also established Assisted Reproductive Technology Services in Anambra State and has delivered over 300 babies via In-vitro Fertilization at Life Fertility Centres, Nnewi/Awka. He has published over 150 research articles.

Also in the list was Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku, PhD, FAS,Former Vice-Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and currently a visiting Scholar at National Universities Commission, Abuja. A Professor of Chemical Pathology in 1997 at the age of 35 years.He was former chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVC). He participated as one of the pioneer Researchers for the local modification of assay procedure for cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol quantification in blacks.  Among the frontline researchers on the use of baseline levels as mechanistic interpretation for lipid and lipoprotein changes in health and diseases. He has enjoyed numerous international fellowships and grants from JSPS, STA and Pfizer Research Foundation Japan.

The 125 people in FAcadMedS, Nigeria as listed in their other:




Oladapo Adenrele Ashiru, OFR, MB, BS.(Lagos); M.S., PhD (Nebraska), HCLD/CC (ABB-USA); FASN, FEMSON, FAcadMedS, CEO Medical Art Center, Institute of Reproductive Medicine Lagos.  Professor of Anatomy and Consultant Reproductive Endocrinologist to several institutions in Nigeria from age 32, and overseas in Omaha, Helsinki, London, and Chicago.

Novel characterization of the mechanisms regulating pituitary FSH release and Ovulation, with clinical application in ovarian stimulation. Pioneering work in in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer in experimental animals and humans, pioneering work in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy and sickle cell screening in West Africa. Co pioneered the first test-tube baby in West Africa and sub-Sahara. Contribution to the identification and removal of reproductive endocrine disruptors caused by environmental toxins.

2. Osato Onasere Frank Giwa-Osagie, MA Cantab, MB BChir, MSc (Leeds), FRCOG, FWACS, Past President WACS, FICS, FMCOG, Hon. FCOG (SA), Hon DSc (UNIBEN). Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Lagos; Founder Advanced Fertility Centre at Omni Medical Centre, Lagos.

For outstanding research on contraception, infertility, role of prolactin in amenorrhoeic women and safe pregnancy. For national recognition as the Foundation Chairman of National Hospital, Abuja, and international recognition by the World Health Organization as consultant on long-acting contraceptives and Past President of the West African College of Surgeons. First Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Lagos.

3. Sonny Folorunso Kuku, MD, PhD OFR FAS, Emeritus Physician-in-Chief and Endocrinologist, The Eko Hospitals (Ekocorp Plc) and Chairman, Section of Medical Sciences Nigerian Academy of Science.

For being a renowned Experimental and Clinical Endocrinologist. He has made fundamental and ground-breaking findings in the molecular heterogeneity of glycoprotein hormones and glucagon relating their structure to their function in health and disease. His work on glucagon was regarded as one the major breakthroughs on this hormone in the last century. He has also made pioneering and seminal contributions to the role of hormones in the causation and treatment of infertility in the African.

4. Augustine Efadaye Ohwovoriole MSc (Clinical Psychology), MBBS, FRCP, FWACP, FMCP. Professor of Medicine and Consultant. Former Head of Department of Medicine College of Medicine. Medical Educator.

Extensive contribution to the understanding of Diabetes Mellitus and Thyroid disorder in Nigeria.


1. Ebenezer Oluwole Akande, OON, D.Phil. (Oxford), FMCOG, FWACS, FRCOG (UK).

Pioneer Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan and Foundation Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. From 1992 to 2000, he was the World Health Organization’s Programme Manager for Reproductive Health Research Capacity Strengthening in Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Regions in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2003, he was conferred with the Nigerian National Honours of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON). He made outstanding contributions on reproductive endocrinology.

2. Joel Oyekunle AKINOSI, BDS, FDSRCS Edin, FDSRCS Eng. First Nigerian Dean of the Lagos Dental School and later Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

He lectured in Oral Surgery at both the Universities of Ibadan and Lagos. He mentored several young oral surgeons and is the architect of the now famous “AKINOSI INJECTION TECHNIQUE” in use the world over.

3. Ayodele Babajide Olukoya Desalu, MBBS (Bristol), MS (Yale), PhD (Ibadan). Professor of Anatomy in Babcock University, former Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, University of Ibadan and Professor of Anatomy in Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Commonwealth of Dominica in The West Indies.

His special area of Anatomy is in Developmental Enzymology of the Rat Kidney: Autoradiographic studies of the kidney in relation to onset of function, and Enzyme systems in the rat kidney and their functional significance. He has been an External Examiner in Anatomy in 14 Nigerian Universities and 3 foreign universities at various times at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has taught neuroanatomy, gross anatomy and embryology to generations of medical, dental and physiotherapy students.

4. Oladele Olusiji Kale, MB., DPH, FFPHM, FAS., Retired Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI) and foundation Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, UI.

For his immense contribution and leadership role in the successful eradication of dracunculiasis and poliomyelitis from Nigeria. He is the only Nigerian to have served on national Committees that successfully eradicated the two diseases. As the inaugural chairman of the Technical Consultative Committee of the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), he made valuable input towards the development of community directed treatment in onchocerciasis and intervention in other diseases.

5. Hezekiah A. Mosadomi, DMD (Harvard), FAAOMFPath, DABOMFRath, FWACS, FMCDS. Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Former Dean, Dental School, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, Director, Postgrad Dental Studies, King Saud Univ., Riyadh, Director, Research Center, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Current Member, AEEDC Team of Riyadh Elm Univ., Riyadh, Foundation & Current Managing Editor, Saudi J Oral SciencesFor leadership and achievement in teaching and mentoring in the field of oral and maxillofacial pathology and for international recognition as an expert on Precancerous Lesions of the Oral Cavity, Fibro Osseous Lesions of the Jaws, Histo-Enzymology of Jaw Lesions, Organ/Tissue Culture Techniques Applied to Oral Tissues and Anaerobic Bacteria in Oral Infections.

6. Theophilus O. Ogunlesi, OFR, LM. Professor of Medicine. The first to be so appointed in the University of Ibadan medicine department, taking after pioneer professors Alexander Brown and three others who were seconded from Britain. Also, the first Professor of Medicine in Nigeria (1965), and the first Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Ibadan 1985.

7. Gabriel Babatunde Ogunmola, B.Sc., PhD; Former Professor and Head of Department of Chemistry, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan. Past President, Nigeria Academy of Science and Foundation Chair, African Regional Committee of ICSU. Chairman, Institute of Genetic Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Ibadan and Chancellor, Lead City University Ibadan.

For his groundbreaking research using the tools of chemistry in the understanding of biology, human health and strategies of therapy of hemoglobinopathies and enzymenopathies in malaria environment; Identification of Ischemia in red blood cells and rehydration therapy with anti-oxidant cocktails-As a potential strategy for nutrition-based sickle cell management. He was cited by AAAS for outstanding contributions to hemoglobin research accomplishment in Africa. Past Jury, Unesco L’oreal women in science award.

8. Frank Etumiwe Okoisor, LBS (Leeds), FDS, RCPS, Glasgow, FWAS, FMCDS, FICD; Professor of Dentistry, Pioneer Dean – Faculty of Dentistry, University of Port Harcourt; Chief Administrator of the Faculty of Dentistry. Pro- Chancellor & Chairman of Council, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom, For inspirational leadership and for contributions to education in general, principally medical/dental education for human and social development.

9. Oyinade Olurin, OFR, Ch.M(Bristol) F.R.C. OPHTHALMOLOGIST (UK.) FWACS. FNMC. Retired Professor of Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmologist, University of IbadanDoyen of Ophthalmology and outstanding contributions on Primary Glaucoma in Western Nigeria.

10. Babatunde Owolabi ONADEKO, OFR, MA (Dublin), MD, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FACP (USA), FWACP, FMCP, FNAMed, FAS; Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Respiratory and Internal Medicine.

For landmark research on diseases of the pleura and obstructive airways diseases. For being the first Nigerian to win the Nuffield Travelling Fellowship (1977) and the Blaine Bower Travelling Scholar Award of the American College of Physicians (1993); for inspirational leadership and mentorship in medical practice and administration. He was appointed Emeritus Professor of Medicine by the University of Ibadan and was awarded the national honour of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

11. Allen Bankole Oladunmoye Olukayode OYEDIRAN MD, DTM&H, FRCP, FRCPE, FMCPH, FWACP, FNAMed, FAcadMedS, FUI (Honoris Causa). Retired Professor of Preventive & Social Medicine, UI and Consultant Physician, UCH, Ibadan. Former: Vice -Chancellor, UI; Secretary-General WACP; Executive Secretary WAPMC; Director, Malarone Donation Program, Africa.

Epidemiology and Control of Schistosomiasis, Malaria and other Communicable Diseases; Development and implementation of medical postgraduate, professional curricula, training programs and certification examinations in West Africa.

12. Tomori Oyewale, D.V.M., Ph.D., FAS (Nigeria), NNOM. Professor of virology, Educational administrator, and former vice chancellor of Redeemer’s University.Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), Member of the Polio Research Committee (PRC).International Consortium on Anti-Virals (ICAV), Member of the International Steering Committee Nigeria Expert Review Committee on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization, ChairmanWorld Health GAVI Board, Vice Chair of U.S. National Academy of Medicine Global Health Risk Framework Commission, and World Bank Interagency Working Group on Financing Preparedness and Response Organization, Member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization.


1. Abdullahi A. Abba MBBS; DTCD; MRCP; FRCPI; FRCP (Glas) Provost, College of Medicine, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State; Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State.For contribution towards medical education in the form of clinical training, research and governance in various countries including Nigeria.

2. Aliyu Abdu, MBBS, FMCP; Professor of Medicine and Deputy Provost CHS, Bayero University Kano, Consultant Physician and Head of Nephrology Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, (AKTH)For research on chronic kidney disease epidemiology, complications, treatment and prevention in low resource settings and complications of HIV infection especially genetic aspects of kidney involvement. For Describing the peritoneal membrane characteristics and solute clearance among indigenous African CAPD patients. Participated in the establishment of the Kidney Transplant program at AKTH in 2002 and sustained it up to date.

3. Lawan Abdu, MBBS, MSc, CEH, MD, FWACS, FMC Ophth. Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Bayero University Kano-Nigeria, and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano- Nigeria.For the development of Ophthalmology Residency Training Center in AKTH; he established additional academic programs as Dean of Medicine Bayero University Kano (Dentistry, Nursing, Radiography, Medical Laboratory Science and Optometry), Published 5 book Chapters in 4 books published by Intech Open Access Publisher- Rijeka).

4. Aboderin Aaron Oladipo, MB.ChB, M.Sc., FMCPath, FRCPath. Oladipo Aboderin is a professor of clinical microbiology and honorary consultant at OAU/OAUTHC, Ile-Ife as well as chair Nigeria’ National Technical Working Group on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).As an expert in the field of AMR including antimicrobial stewardship, he has been leading Nigeria’s One-Health, multisectoral response to the threat of AMR through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since 2016.

Olayinka A. ABOSEDE (MB, BS; (Lagos) MEd;) Lagps), MCommH (Liverpool), FMCPH, FWACP, HHH (Johns Hopkins, Baltimore) is a retired Professor of Community Health & Primary Care of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos where she was Administrative Head of the Department and of the Institute.

Child Health and Primary Care.In Magodo Community she organized a free Early Life Education Programme to ameliorate poverty in 57 children from 40 families. The children are now at tertiary level of education. She also still organizes an Education Revolving Fund to augment Tertiary Education for youths, seven of whom are now graduates.

6. Hafiz Abubakar, MFR, DSc, MIFST (UK), FNIFST, FNSN, MNSBMB. Professor of Food Science and Nutritional Biochemistry.Running the affairs of Kano State as Deputy Governor and Commissioner of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. Background of over 25 years Postgraduate experience as a Lecturer in Food Science, Public Health Nutrition and Food and Nutritional Biochemistry. Has many years of experience in Academic and Public Administration as a Head of Department/Chief Examination Officer, Deputy Director, Deputy Dean, Director, Dean, Special Adviser and State Commissioner.

7. Rasaaq Ayodele Adebayo, MBChB, FWACP, MPA, Certificate in Interventional Cardiology (Alexandria) and FNCS. Professor of Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist at Obafemi Awolowo University and OAU Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife. He is NMA First Vice President and Chairman, WACP Nigeria, Faculty of Internal Medicine.Distinctions received include S.F. Kuku Chairman’s Prize in Internal Medicine WACP as the best candidate in 2001 Faculty Final Fellowship Examinations.

8. Rafel Adetokunbo Adebola, BDS, FDSRCPSG, FWACS, MNIM, FIAOMS, FICD. Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Bayero University Kano.For leadership and achievement in Dental Education and Human capacity development, Addressing the inequality in oral health care by transforming oral health service from the clinic to the rural community. Foundation Chairman Association of Nigerian Dental Deans, Chairman and CEO Grassroot Smile Initiative (GSI) a non-government organization championing comprehensive cleft care and training in Nigeria. Associate Editor Frontiers in Oral Health (Oral & Maxillofacial Section).

9. Boaz Adegboro, MBBS. (Lagos), MD. (Ibadan), FMCPath., FWACP., Dip. Bact. Manchester), Dip. Ven. (London), Cert. Immunol. (Ibadan). Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Harvard Fellow in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Fellow of the New York Academy of the Sciences.For his pioneering work on Group B Streptococcal Infections, and his exceptional contribution to the development of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate specialist levels in Nigeria. Currently working in collaboration with other researchers in some Nigerian Universities, and Nigerian Biotechnology Research Agency (NABDA) to develop curative and preventive vaccines against SARS Coronavirus-2 .

10. Olufeyi Adegoke, Ph.D., M.Ed.; Professor of Medical Physiology, Benjamin Carson College of Health and Medical Sciences, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria. For Leadership and Service in Medical Education, and Achievement in Endocrine Physiology.

11. Olufemi O. Adelowo, MBBS, FMCP, FWACP, MACR, Professor of Medicine and Consultant Rheumatologist at Lagos State University College of Medicine. Ikeja Lagos.For being the pioneer Rheumatologist in Nigeria, for the rapid growth of the specialty and the description of the common rheumatological disorders; for mentorship and academic productivity.

12. Adejuwon A. Adeneye, MBBS, Ph.D., D.Sc., first inbred Professor of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos.For landmark discoveries of: (i) a novel alpha-glucosidase inhibitor antihyperglycemic molecule (erinidine) isolated from the seeds of Nigerian medicinal plant, Hunteria umbellata (K. Schum) Hallier; (ii) a mechanistic model of implantable closed-loop Blood Glucose Monitoring and Activity-Based Insulin Infusion Pump System (known as “Artificial Pancreas Delivery System”). These discoveries potentially impact therapeutic monitoring and management of diabetes mellitus.

13. Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo, BDS, FMCDS; Professor and Honorary Consultant, College of Medicine University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.Professor Adeyemo was awarded the 2018 Gold Medal Prize in Life Science by the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) in recognition of his significant scientific achievement in using the cutting-edge expertise of molecular genetics to understand the aetiology of cleft lip palate (CLP) in sub-Saharan Africa. He has published over 210 academic papers. He was awarded HMS Scholar in Surgical Leadership (Harvard) in 2019.

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14. Bosede B Afolabi, MBChB (OAU), DM (Nottingham), FRCOG, FWACS, FMCOG, Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos.For discovering physiological and cardiovascular abnormalities in pregnant women with sickle cell disease, including those of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and vasodilator hormones in pregnancy; for the award of substantial grants to further examine potential treatments in sickle cell and iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy respectively; for international recognition of her work in maternal medicine and anaemia in pregnancy – CNN African Voices (– anemia-a.cnn)

15. Dennis Edokpaigbe Agbonlahor, PhD, FMLSCN, FWAPCMLS, FIBMS, FRCPath, FBSN, FAS. Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Former Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (1999-2004). Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Edo State University, Uzairue, Edo State and MD/CEO, Lahor Research & DNA Diagnostic Laboratories, Benin City, Edo State   Currently, he has published 133 articles in reputable journals worldwide with a high impact factor and 675 citations. His major focus had been on infectious diseases especially diarrheagenic agents. Agbonlahor’s emphasis was on Yersinia enterocolitica where he discovered a novel Yersinia isolate which he named Yersinia intermedia-like bacterium. He played a pioneering role in the laboratory diagnosis, research and control of Lassa fever infections in Nigeria.

16. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku, PhD, FAS,Former Vice-Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and currently a visiting Scholar at National Universities Commission, Abuja. A Professor of Chemical Pathology in 1997 at the age of 35 years.He was former chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVC). He participated as one of the pioneer Researchers for the local modification of assay procedure for cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol quantification in blacks.  Among the frontline researchers on the use of baseline levels as mechanistic interpretation for lipid and lipoprotein changes in health and diseases. He has enjoyed numerous international fellowships and grants from JSPS, STA and Pfizer Research Foundation Japan.

17. Peter Achunike Akah, PhD. Coordinator Natural Products Research Group, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor of Pharmacology, Natural Products Research Unit, Department of Pharmacology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Currently, Vice Chancellor, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo StateRevolutionized the scientific studies on Vernonia amygdalina and demonstrated its benefits in the management of Type-2 diabetes mellitus.

18. Oluwarotimi I Akinola. MD, FWACS, FICS. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lagos State University College of Medicine. Head Gynaecological Oncology Unit Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. Past President Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria.For innovation of Transvaginal Uterine Artery Ligation as treatment modality for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids.

19. Jelili A. Akinwande, FMCDS, FWACS, dean (1994-1998), Faculty of Dental Sciences, CMUL, Nigeria.For having been the first Nigeria FMCDS of the NPMCN by examination in 1985 and a visiting Professor at the Dental Institute of the University of Leeds, UK 2008 and KNUST Ghana 2009.For having carried out a ten-year review of Burkitt’s Lymphoma of the Jaws. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg 14:323-328 and quoted in a textbook “Diseases of the Jaws. Diagnosis and Treatment by Isaac van der Waal 1S991 pg 160.

20. Enosakhare Samuel Akpata BChD, MDSc (Leeds), FDS RCPS (Glasg.), FMCDS, FWACS, FICD, retired professor of restorative dentistry and deputy provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Leadership academic positions in the Middle East and Lagos State University. Senior Fulbright Fellow. WHO Temporary Adviser.For fluoride mapping of Nigeria, and elucidating the scientific basis for therapeutic management of dental fluorosis; describing factors influencing bacterial invasion of pulpal dentine walls, and molar caries distribution pattern in Nigerians useful in selecting children for fissure sealants; author of operative dentistry textbook; editor of the book, “Medical Ethics”; foundation editor, “African Dental Journal”.

21. AKINOLA ABDUL-RASAK ALADA, PhD; Professor of Physiology, University of Ibadan, Former Dean of Student Affairs.For pioneering research showing that the gastro-intestinal tract (gut) is a major blood glucose modulatory organ in post-prandial state similar to the liver and kidney; and for establishing some metabolic pathways for glucose taken up by the gut during hyperglycaemia and/or released from the gut during hypoglycaemia.

22. Aliyu Mohammed, MBBS, MSc, PhD., Professor of Endocrine Physiology and Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.For elucidating the possible mechanism of the ameliorative effects of some phytochemicals in the pathophysiology of Diabetes mellitus in experimental animal models.

23. Modupeola O. Arowojolu, BDS, MSc, FWACS, FMCDS, FICD. Professor of Periodontology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Former Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine, U.I, 2010-2014.For groundbreaking research on the effect of some systemic diseases (Sickle Cell anaemia, Leukemia, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes Mellitus) on the Periodontium. A recipient of 4 (four) University of Ibadan Senate Research Grants and 1 (one) University Advancement Board Research Grant. She was awarded the fellowship of the International College of Dentists (FICD) in 2011.

24. Sunday Ene-Ojo Atawodi, PhD, FAS, FUICC; Professor & Head of Biochemistry Department as well as Director of Advancement & Linkages at Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State.For developing some of the most applied biomarker-based, micro-analytical GC-MS and HPLC techniques on exposure to, and metabolic disposition of a major group of tobacco carcinogen, that are sensitive, reliable and amenable to large scale epidemiological studies directed at drastic reduction of tobacco-related cancers, as well as for identifying and chemically characterizing Nigerian foods and herbs components with potent capacity to prevent cancer and other oxidative stress-related degenerative diseases.

25. Tola Atinmo FAS, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of IbadanFor his outstanding research on human nutrition and various international recognition in the field of nutrition as President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria (Trustee and Life Member), Member, Executive Council, International Union of Nutritional Sciences, Foundation President, Federation of African Nutrition Societies, Member, Advisory Board, Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness, Atlanta, USA, Member, Advisory Panel, World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Washington DC, Consultant to FAO, WHO, WORLD BANK, UNICEF and the Government of Rwanda on Food and Nutrition Policy and Planning. Chairman, Nutrition Committee, NHF. He is a fellow of the Institute for Dietetics in Nigeria (FIDN).

26.  Joseph Abiodun Balogun, BSc (Ibadan), MSc, Ph.D. (Pittsburgh). Professor of Physiotherapy, former Dean and Distinguished University Professor at Chicago State University.He has authored seven books, 18 book chapters/monographs/technical compendia, and over 170 peer-reviewed articles.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), Nigeria Academy of Science (FAS), Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (FNSP).

27. Godwin Nosakhare Bazuaye, MB.BS, FMC (Path), CERT (HSCT), Professor and Consultant Hematologist/Stem Cell transplantologist, Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Okada, Edo State.For pioneering stem cell transplant for the cure of Sickle disease and other haematological malignancies in sub-Saharan Africa, for pioneering automated red cell exchange in sub-Saharan Africa and leading specialist in Apharesis for blood component therapy including the use of irradiated blood components in Nigeria. First African international inspector to JACIE for the accreditation of Hospitals in Europe. Secretary African blood and marrow transplant society (AFBMT) and a board member representing Africa in the world blood and marrow transplant society (WBMT).

28. Sunday Chinenye MBBS, FWACP, FACE, FEMSON, FLCPS., professor of medicine, University of Port Harcourt & Consultant Physician/Endocrinologist, Uniport Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.For pioneering the development, publication, and dissemination of the Guidelines for Diabetes management in Nigeria coupled with numerous landmark Diabetes translational research on care & advocacy in Nigeria. For leadership and achievement in ‘National Health System Strengthening project in Liberia, West Africa and currently serving as College Faculty Chairman, faculty of Internal Medicine, West African College of Physicians (WACP).

29. Olukayode A. Dada, PhD, FAS, Professor of Biochemistry, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.For outstanding research as a Biomedical Scientist with specialization in Endocrinology and Reproductive Health. His earlier work at the University of Ibadan focused on the establishment of analytical methods in endocrinology and their application to the development of safe and reliable fertility management in males and females. He later focused on the prevention of cancers of the reproductive systems and evaluation of the safety and efficacy of medical interventions for the promotion of maternal and infant health.

30. Elizabeth Aruma Disu, MBBCh (Jos), FWACP, MSc (UL), Dip LSHTM, Worked at General Hospital Ikeja, Massey Street Children Hospital, Lagos, Foundation Staff LASUTH/ LASUCOM.Fifty publications, supervised 12 Fellowship (including 1 PhD) dissertations. Perinatal Sub-chair State Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance Review. Founder Abiye Maternal and Child Health International Foundation www.amchfoundation,com. National Newborn Resuscitation Coordinator.

31. Oluwole Oyekunle Dosumu, BDS, MSc (Lond.) Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, MD, FMCDS, FWACS, FICD. Chairman, Faculty of Dental Surgery, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.  Professor of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry and former Dean Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.For his research on the Patterns, trends and management of edentulism in relation to changes in oral diseases and, Rehabilitation and quality of life of Maxillectomy patients.

32. Osaretin A. T. Ebuehi, BSc (Hons.), M.Phil., PhD, MBA, FNIFST, FNSBMB, Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry and Deputy Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Visiting Scientist / Professor, Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.For the isolation, characterization, purification, development & metabolism of brain specific proteins S100 proteins, neurotransmitters and mechanistic role of some psychoactive drugs, bioactive compounds, bio-fortified foods, gene expression and protein energy malnutrition on developing central nervous system and learning processes using animal models.

33. Adetokunbo O.  Fabamwo BSc, MBChB, FMCOG, FWACS, FICS, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja. Pioneer Director, Clinical Services and Training, LASUTH.  Former Acting Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences   LASUCOM.  Postgraduate Fellowship Examiner, West African College of Surgeons and National Postgraduate Medical College. Current Chief Medical Director, LASUTH. Research interests: Reproductive health and safe motherhood.

34. Catherine Olufunke Falade, MBBS, FMCP, FAS; Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Ibadan, Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist, University College Hospital, Ibadan. Director, Institute for Advanced medical Research & Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.Prof Catherine Falade has devoted the last three decades of her clinician – scientist career to improving the diagnostics and treatment of malaria and influencing treatment guidelines and national treatment policies across sub-Saharan Africa using basic, clinical and community-based research approaches focusing particularly on children and women in malaria–endemic African countries. Her lifetime passionate commitment has contributed to unprecedented success in global malaria control in the last decade.

35. Adeyinka Falusi, PhD, FAS; retired Professor of Haematology, Founder and Trustee of the Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF). Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, NigeriaFor her novel discovery of Uracil replacing Thymidine in megaloblastic anaemia in pregnancy and the first unequivocal data on the frequency and the (-3.7) gene deletion as determinant of Alpha Thalassaemia leading to rewriting the existing on α-thal literature in Nigerians. Prof Falusi led translational genomics research of breast cancer and she pioneered the establishment of the first functional Institutional Ethics Review Board on Human Subject Research at the University of Ibadan. She is a L’OREAL-UNESCO FWIS Laureate (Africa) 2001.

36. Ebenezer Olatunde Farombi, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Toxicology and Translational Medicine. He is currently the Director, Drug Metabolism and Toxicology Research Laboratories at the Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.Professor Farombi’s research endeavor has elucidated the molecular mechanisms of action underlying the chemopreventive role of certain phytochemicals and nutraceuticals in various pathological conditions. His translational research has uniquely promoted the development of novel therapeutic signatures, some of which are now available for patient care with relevance to disease conditions such as cancer, viral infection and neurodegenerative diseases.

37. Olufemi Adetola Fasanmade, MBBS, FWACP; Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), Honorary consultant physician/endocrinologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital. Chief Clinical Coordinator, NSIA-LUTH Cancer Centre. President, Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Nigeria. Subspecialty Head, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, West African College of Physicians (WACP).Clinical researcher in the Africa America Diabetes Mellitus study which revealed several candidate genes contributing to Diabetes in Africans and African Americans. Supervised and mentored over 30 fellows of the West African College of Physicians and National Postgraduate medical college.

38. Hakeem Fawehinmi is a Professor of Clinical Anatomy, the former Deputy VC Academic University of Port Harcourt and Principal Investigator Anatomical Modelling Research Group.For being an academic of international repute with many National and International Professional and Community Service Awards. Has been involved in Quality Assurance in Medical Education; for standardizing the 3-Dimensional Negroid Gross Anatomical Models, Development of a Forensic Database to Guide Prediction Anthropometry in Nigeria and metrically establishing the Sickle Cell Facie. These inventions won prizes at the National Universities Research and Development Fair.

39. Oye Gureje, MB, MSc, PhD, DSc, FWACP, FMC Psych, FRC Psych, FRANZCP, NNOM, professor of Psychiatry and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Neuroscience and Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan; Extraordinary Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. For internationally recognized leadership in global mental health, including work on epidemiology of neuropsychiatric disorders, on ageing and psychiatric nosology; contributions for which he is Nigeria’s topmost cited researcher in any field and one of the global highly cited and most influential researchers.

40. Christian T. Happi, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology and Genomics, Founder and Director, African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Disease (ACEGID), Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State.For groundbreaking discoveries in pathogens and translational genomics, and applications in outbreaks preemption and response, and public health preparedness.

41.  Idoko, MBBS, FMCP, FAS. FNAMed, retired Professor of Medicine from the University of Jos, Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos and former Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). In recognition of outstanding service as the Director General of NACA under whose watch the national prevalence of HIV and AIDS declined from 5% to 1.4%. Professor Idoko is an adjunct Professor Northwestern University in the US, was a visiting Professor at the NUC in Abuja and has over 120 published papers.

42. Idonije O. Blessing, MBBS, Pg. Cert. Immunol., M.Sc, Ph.D, FIIA, NSSGA, professor of clinical biochemistry and head, department of medical biochemistry, College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.  For elucidating biomarkers in obese individuals that act as predictors of those that will develop hypertension and or diabetes mellitus making commencement of management modalities refine, timing and easier with better prognosis. Also showing the beneficial role of selenium supplement in schizophrenic patients on clozapine therapy thereby reducing morbidity.

43. Prof. Patrick Igbigbi, MB.BS., M.Sc., M.D, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroanatomy, Physical and Forensic Anthropology. Delta State University, Oghara, Delta StateAs a fingerprint expert, I have contributed to a chapter in a book in honor of a renowned Anthropologist Professor L. S. Penrose and also applied my expertise in the defense of many electoral petition cases in Nigeria.

44. Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu, MBBS (Nig.), B.Endoscopy, MSc (Hum Reprod), FWACS, FICS, FMAS. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fertility Expert, Gynaecological Endoscopy Surgeon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin) Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Chairman/Chief Examiner, Faculty of O&G, West African College of Surgeons.He pioneered the establishment of operative laparoscopy surgery and has trained over 300 Gynaecologists in this field. He also established Assisted Reproductive Technology Services in Anambra State and has delivered over 300 babies via In-vitro Fertilization at Life Fertility Centres, Nnewi/Awka. He has published over 150 research articles.

45. Anthony N. Ikefuna, MBBS, FMCPaed; FRCP Edin, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Chairman and Examiner, Faculty of Paediatrics, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria with interest in Haematology/Oncology especially Solid tumours and Sickle Cell Anaemia.He has demonstrated sustained academic leadership and encourages the use of Standard setting methods in medical education. He has mentored many young colleagues and successfully supervised sixty-two Fellowship Dissertations in Paediatrics as well as Master’s degree Thesis in Tropical Paediatrics.

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46. John Ikimalo, a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Port-Harcourt, a consultant and a board member at the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital. A member of the Lagos State Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) regulations, he also sits on the board of Prime Medical Consultants, Port-Harcourt.He has over 70 publications in local and international journals. He is one of those who pioneered the setting up of ART clinics in the South-South and South-East regions of Nigeria and at the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital.

47.  Simeon Isezuo, MBBS, FMCP; Professor of Medicine & Consultant Physician/Cardiologist, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria.Fellow, Foundation for Advanced International Medical Education and Research (Philadelphia), and holds Postgraduate Diploma in Health Profession Education, Keele University. He is the editor-in-chief, Sahel Medical Journal, with several publications in international and national journals. Isezuo has many awards including NYSC National Honours, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Certificate of Service Award, and Best Candidate, Final Fellowship Examinations in Internal Medicine, NPMCN.

48. Solomon Kadiri, MBBS, FMCP, FWACP, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Consultant Physician, University College Hospital, Ibadan. Past President, member Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Association of Nephrology, Fellow of the International Society of HypertensionAreas of interest include kidney involvement in hypertension including malignant hypertension. He has contributed to the production of guidelines for the management of chronic kidney disease in Nigerians and for the management of hypertension in Nigeria and internationally.

49.  Oladapo A. Ladipo, MB, Bch, FRCOG, FWACS, FMCOG OON, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Founder and President/CEO, Association for Reproductive and Family Health.For scholarship through research and services in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, in particular, fertility management. Collaborated with funding agencies to mitigate the spread of public health diseases including HIV & AIDS, TB and Malaria. A recipient of WHO Sasakawa prize for innovative health care delivery and life time achievement award from Bill and Melinda Gates institute and University of Ibadan.

50. Foluso Ebun Afolabi LESI FNAMed, FAMed.Spec. MBBS (Lagos), MSc (London), FWACP (Paed), FRCP (London). Professor of Paediatrics and Consultant Paediatrician, College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital. Former Provost.Has over 30 years as a specialist in Neurology and Neuro-Developmental Paediatrics.  He has over 58 publications including systematic reviews in the Cochrane Database. Since 1995, he has been teaching, researching and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate doctors. External Examiner in Paediatrics to various universities, the West African College of Physicians and Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.  He is an International Adviser to the Royal College of Physicians London.

51. Sadisu Maaji, MBBS, FMCR, F. Med.Ed(Phil), Cert.HPE. (Keel); Professor of Radiology/Lecturer/Consultant, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto.For being a pioneer trained interventional radiologist and also one of the three trained medical educationists in our Sokoto. Published more than 50 papers in reputable journals both locally and internationally. Received National Youth Service (NYSC) Head of State Honors Awards in 1995/1996 (Presidential Certificate of Merit Nigeria) and NYSC, Sokoto State Chairman Awards (1995).

52. Emmanuel Ndubisi Maduagwu, PhD, FAS, Professor and Head of Biochemistry, Chrisland University Owode-Abeokuta, Nigeria; Food Safety Consultant CEO-Toxicologist For his enduring contributions as a university teacher, administrator and researcher in the tutelage of numerous Nigerian and Malawian doctors and medical scientists in their Medical Biochemistry education since 1978, to date (32 years being a full professor of the University of Ibadan); winning in 1989, through open competition and expert assessment, the prestigious Horatio-Oritsejolomi-Thomas-Fellowship Inaugural Award “for distinguished research and publications in medical science in Nigeria”; and in elucidating a novel molecular pathway mechanism unifying N-nitrosamine and cyanide metabolisms in food toxicology and carcinogenesis interaction.

53. Idris Mohammed, NNOM, MD, FRCP, FAS. Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Infectious Diseases), Gombe State University; Chief Consultant Physician, Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe.For groundbreaking research on polysaccharide sero-group A meningococcal meningitis vaccines that led to the development of a more immunogenic conjugate protein-polysaccharide MenAfrivac vaccine; for extensive research on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

54. Ismaila Arzika Mungadi MBBS, FRCS, FWACS, FMAS, Cert Endourol, Director, TETFUND Centre of Excellence in Urology and Nephrology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and member TETFUND National Research and Development Committee. Former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of Usmanu Danfodiyo University.Pioneerring work on Buccal Mucosa Urethroplasty, Genitoplasty and Sex Reassignment surgery in Nigeria.  The Foundation Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report (on PubMed). He is a Member of Société International de Urologie and Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons.

55. Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma, MBBS (UNN), FWACP, FMCPaed, MD. Professor of Paediatrics, Lagos State University College of Medicine Worked at the Ogun State University and Havana Specialist Hospital Lagos Former Faculty Secretary, NPMCN, Chief Examiner, WACP, Chair of Paediatrics, Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Former Acting Vice-Chancellor, LASU. Has 140 publications and supervised 50 Fellowship dissertations.

56. Uchenna Ifeanyi Nwagha MBBS, MSc (Physiology), PhD (Physiology), FWACS, FMCOG, FICS, MPA, cert ART, cert Cosmetic GYN. Uchenna Nwagha graduated from the UNN Medical School with a Distinction in Physiology. A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Biology/Reproductive Medicine with a joint appointment in Physiology/Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UNN College of Medicine. Also, a Chief Consultant at the UNTH. Former Dean Medical Sciences and currently Provost, College of Medicine UNN. Founding Editor in Chief of Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research, JBC Reproductive Sciences, the section editor OBGYN, Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, member, editorial board APJTM.

57. Donald A. Nzeh MD, FWACS, FRCR Professor of Radiology, University of Ilorin and Consultant Radiologist, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.For pioneering transfontanelle ultrasound scanning of the infant brain in Nigeria and the rest of the West African sub-region with innovative research and scholarly publications in this field during the last three decades.

58. AUSTINE OSEMWEGIE OBASOHAN, MBBS, MD, FMCP(Nig), FWACP, FACC, FRCP (E); Professor of Medicine, University of Benin and Consultant Cardiologist UBTH, Benin City. Former Chief Medical Director University of Benin Teaching Hospital.For pioneering research on the role of sodium intake and abnormalities in sodium lithium counter-transport in the development and heredity of hypertension in Nigerians, factors precipitating heart failure in hypertensive Nigerians, identifying the role of renal dysfunction, impaired glucose tolerance hypoalbuminemia and anemia as significant. His pioneering contribution to the awareness of peripheral artery disease in Nigerian Hypertensive and diabetic patients, using simple Doppler ankle brachial index for its determination and its usefulness as a surrogate for ischaemic heart disease in settings where there are no facilities for coronary angiography. His documented research evidence for probable mechanisms for added cardiovascular disease when diabetes coexists with hypertension.

59.  Onatolu Odukoya, BDS(Lagos) MMSc, Cert. Oral Pathol (Harvard), FMCDS; FWACS; FICD. Former Distinguished Professor and Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH); Former Acting College Dean, School of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos; Former Chief Medical Director of LUTHFirst demonstrated the principle of initiation and promotion in experimental oral carcinogenesis; also successfully developed HCPC-I cell line which was successfully transplanted back to hamster buccal pouch. Successfully developed rat odontogenic epithelial cell line which was a potential tool for biological studies on odontogenic tumors.

60. Professor Olukemi A. Odukoya is an accomplished academic Pharmacist of extraordinary insight. She is the first Nigerian female Professor in Pharmacognosy and winner University of Lagos Gold Medal highest honour for excellence in Research and Innovation. She is a merit awardee of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Fellow Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Fellow West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacists and Fellow Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy. She is an entrepreneur and has translated some research results as Eight (8) products with NAFDAC.

61. Oyinlola O. Oduyebo, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital.Her research work centers around antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. She is a member of the National Technical Working group on antimicrobial resistance. She has been involved in raising awareness in Nigeria on antimicrobial stewardship as a solution to the problem of antimicrobial resistance. In collaboration with ICAN and BSAC, she led the development of an online course on “Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa”. She is the coordinator of the National Working group for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Nigeria.

62. Anthonia Okeoghene Ogbera, MBBS, MPH, FMCP, Professor of Medicine at the Lagos State University College of Medicine For outstanding research leading to the documentation of common risk factors for diabetes in Nigeria and building capacity across Lagos State for healthcare providers and also to teach patients preventive measures.  For establishing the bidirectional relationship between tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus which has been translated to bench side and changed the narrative in the approach to the person with TB; the metabolic syndrome in DM, thyroid disorders and in testosterone deficiency.

63. Shamsideen Abayomi OGUN, BSc (Hons), MBChB, MPH(Lond.), FWACP, FACP, FRCPE, FWSO;FAAN;CertNeurol.(Lond.). Professor of Internal-Medicine/Neurology; Honorary Consultant Physician/Neurologist, Lagos State University College of Medicine/ Teaching Hospital, Former Provost, Olabisi Onabanjo University College of MedicineFor his clinical and research skills in Stroke and Neuro-physiology (EMG/NCS); for significant contributions on the neurological complications of HIV infection. Principal-Investigator/ National-Coordinator multi-National- Stroke NeuroAid Safe-Treatment Registry; Principal- Investigator/Member Lagos State COVID-19 Research-Pillar/National Expert Committee (NEC) on Adverse-Event Following-Immunization (AEFI):nOPV2/Covid-19; Past President, African Academy of Neurology 2017-2019 and Nigeria Society of Neurological-Science; Member, Board of Directors, World Stroke-Organization(2016-2020).

64. Adebola Olufunmilayo OGUNBIYI MBBS (Lagos), Dip. Dermatol (Univ. of Lond.), MD (NPMCN), FMCP, FWACP, FRCP(Edin.); Professor of Medicine and Consultant dermatologist University of Ibadan/University College Hospital, Ibadan.For leadership in the field of Dermatology and Medical education. She documented environmental effects on the changing pattern of diseases, noting the specific increase in inflammatory skin conditions amongst the middle and high socioeconomic classes while remaining low amongst the low socio-economic class, in keeping with the hygiene hypothesis; for showing that patients with the hypertrophic variant of Lichen planus likely harbored hepatitis C viral infection, and were at risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma. She introduced the use of the dermatoscope into the Nigerian environment for diagnosis of hair and scalp disorders (trichoscopy).

65. Olufemi J. Ogunbiyi, MBBS, FWACP, IFCAP, FCPath (ECSA), FNAMeD; Professor of Anatomical Pathology, University of Ibadan College of Medicine and Director, Ibadan Cancer Registry, University College Hospital, Ibadan.For description of morphological changes in hepatocellular carcinogenesis and of the pattern of secondary liver involvement by tumours, including the frequency of metastatic tumours in the liver by site of primary origin and pointing to organs to be extensively investigated in patients with secondary liver tumours; for describing a change in the histological pattern of lung cancers that emphasized the significant role of environmental factors, beyond cigarette smoking, in the causation of this disease in Nigeria. He has led registration efforts to stimulate development of health plans for cancer patients.

66. Temidayo Olusade Ogundiran, MBBS, MHSc, FWACS, FRCS, FACSProfessor of Surgery, Consultant General Surgeon/Oncologist & Head, Division of Oncology, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan & University College Hospital, Ibadan; Head, Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of Ibadan.For contributions to studies that use molecular biology to understand the genetic epidemiology of breast cancer in Blacks with the development of a breast cancer risk-prediction model that can identify high-risk individuals in Sub-Sahara Africa; and for involvement in the study of the apparent disparity in breast cancer between people of African descent and other races.

67. Adesola Ogunniyi, MBChB, FMCP, FWACP, FRCP, MD., Professor of neurology, Department of Medicine, Chairman College of Medicine Research Innovation and Management Unit, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, and Consultant Neurologist, University College Hospital, IbadanFor pioneering work on the development of culturally-relevant cognitive screening tests and cross-cultural research into the epidemiology of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease involving African Americans and Yoruba, for research contributions to the association of vascular factors with development of Alzheimer’s disease.

68. Folasade Tolulope Ogunsola, MBChB. PhD, FMCPath, FWACP, FRCPath, FNAMed, FAS, Professor and Consultant Clinical Microbiologist. Director, Center for Infection Control and Patient Safety, College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Chair, Infection Control Africa Network.For working to reduce the healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance in Africa and globally. Advocating for and integrating infection prevention and control at all levels of healthcare for stronger health systems and improved patient and healthcare worker safety.

69. Akinyemi Ojo, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology UNIBEN (Retired)For his research on the Mitotic Phase Distribution in Oral Epithelial Hyperplasia and Neoplasia, quantitative histological comparisons of oral dysplasias progressing to carcinoma, Ameloblastomatous Change in Radicular Cyst of the Jaws in a Nigerian Population and Calretinin Expression in Unicystic Ameloblastoma and Odontogenic Cysts.

70. Ayodele Ojuawo. MD, FMCPaed. Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin and Consultant Paediatrician, University of Ilorin Teaching HospitalFor establishing the role of immunoglobulin subclasses in guts immunity / immunomodulation, and trace elements in gut pathology, thus informing micronutrient supplementation in the management of gastrointestinal diseases.

71. Abayomi O. Okanlawon, MBBS; M.Phil.; Ph.D.; Professor of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-araba, LagosProf. Okanlawon studies the role of androgens in the control of the spermatogenic process and how environmental toxicants may alter normal androgen homeostasis. Dr Okanlawon pioneered the use of stereological approaches to investigate spermatogenesis. The overall interest of our laboratory is to understand the process of mammalian spermatogenesis with special focus on the toxicological effects of herbs and drugs on the testis.

72. David Adewale Oke, B.Sc. (Biochemistry) MBBS, FMCP, FESC, FICA, Diploma in Cardiology, Professor of Medicine and Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos.Determination of the clinical and echocardiographic of Nigerian patients with Mitral Valve Prolapse.

73. Gbemisola Aderemi Oke BDS, MPH, PhD, FMCDS. Professor of Community Dentistry. Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry. Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.For designing and establishing the first Primary Oral Health Programme for communities in Nigeria, thus effectively integrating oral health care into Primary Health Care. Also, for passionately advocating collaborative relationships between dentistry and other disciplines in health, entrepreneurship and the social sciences.

74. Friday Okonofua, PhD, FRCOG, FWACS, FMCOG, FAS, FAAS. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Reproductive Health, Director of Research and Grant Administration, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Professor Friday Okonofua is a professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Reproductive Health with over 320 published articles in peer-review journals in his field of interest.

75. Okoye MathiasMatthias L. Okoye, M.D., J.D., F.R.CPath, FCLM, Director & President Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, Lincoln, Nebraska USA.For ground-breaking discoveries about the ultrastructural features of amyloid angiopathy and Alzheimer’s disease; the use of 3-D CT Scan X-Ray imaging analysis in medicolegal death investigations; and for leadership and achievement in forensic investigations of mass disasters.

76. Njideka Ulunma Okubadejo, MBChB, FMCP, FAAN; Professor and Consultant Neurologist. Head of Department, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Lagos State, Nigeria.Recipient of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Donald M. Palatucci Advocacy Leader Fellowship (2009); Society of Neuroscientists in Africa/International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Women in Neuroscience (West African subregion) 2015 awardee; Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (2020); International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (IPMDS) President’s Distinguished Award (2020); Chair, IPMDS Africa Section; Director, Centre for Neurological Sciences Research and Training (UNILAG); Lead Investigator, Nigeria Parkinson Disease Research Network (NPDR).

77. Rita Okeoghene OLADELE, FMCPath (Nig), PhD (Manchester), FECMM; Senior Lecturer of Microbiology, Clinical Mycologist, College of Medicine University of Lagos.Single-handedly drove the education on invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in Nigeria; by hosting an annual Forum for training of healthcare workers (HCWs). Successfully mapped the epidemiology of IFIs in Nigeria. Nigeria country ambassador for GAFFI and LIFE. Conducted training on diagnosis and management of cryptococcal meningitis across 14 centres with over 850 HCWs trained and several lives saved. Co-authored three International Guidelines.

78. Emiola Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa, MD, FRCS, FAS, FNAMed. Professor of Surgery, University of Ibadan. Former Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.Emiola Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa graduated from the University of Ibadan and his career spans surgery, urology, molecular biology, medical education, and health systems research and development. He has over 120 publications and over 200 national and international research presentations. He is currently on the Councils of the Societe International d’Urologie, the West African College of Surgeons and the National Open University of Nigeria.


79. Adebola Tolulope Olayinka, Professor of Medical Microbiology/Clinical consultant at ABU/ABUTH.Worked with the WHO as Research Officer and infection control focal point. An expert in the management of infectious hazards and epidemic response. Senior technical advisor & National Lassa fever research coordinator for the NCDC. Leads the IPC TWG in the National COVID Research Coalition. Principal Investigator of several projects and mentor of many professionals. Chair and member of various International and National Steering committees and National Technical working groups.

80. Yetunde M. Olumide, MBBS (Ibadan); Dip. Derm (London); FMCP; FWACP; FAAD; MD (Ibadan); M Brit AD; FAS; FNAMed. Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Lagos.Yetunde Mercy Olumide (Née: ỌKẸGẸ) is the first female Emeritus Professor in all faculties in the 50 years history of the University of Lagos. She was conferred a Life Fellowship Status of the American Academy of Dermatology for “commitment to continuing education and dedication to professional excellence.” Her research interests are “Contact and Occupational Dermatology” and “Adverse effects of body modification practices.” Her research on contact and occupational dermatology in Nigeria earned her a doctorate degree in the subject. She authored a 1,210-page book (2 vols) titled: The Vanishing Black African Woman: A Compendium of the Global Skin-lightening Practice (2016).

81. Basden Onwubere, BMBCh, FMCP, FWACP, FACP, FESC, ISHF, FNCS; Professor of Medicine/Consultant Cardiologist, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. Former Provost, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria (2009 – 2014)For leadership and significant contributions in research on diseases of the heart due to hypertension and its complications. He was the Chairman of the African Regional Advisory Group of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and had received numerous awards in recognition of his contributions including the 2021 ISH Developing World Award.

82. Obinna Emmanuel Onwujekwe (MBBS, PhD):  Professor, Pharmaco-economist, Pharmaco-epidemiologist and Health economist, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Nsukka. Notable contributions are drug quality analysis and health systems strengthening. I have more than 300 journal papers, which have influenced decision-making on drug quality for malaria, control of communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as on health systems strengthening. Also, I have an H-index of 51, a ResearchGate score of 45.34, and have more publications than 99% of all Loop authors.

83. Geoffrey Chukwubuike Onyemelukwe, MON, B.Sc., MB.BS, DTM&H (Liverpool), FWACP, FMCP, FICA (USA), FIAMN, FCAI, Hon DL; Professor of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases), Former Head Department of Medicine ABU Zaria.For leadership and pioneering work on non-communicable diseases, poliomyelitis control, elucidation of the role of complement and immunoglobulins in various infective disorders and as former Chairman, West Africa College of Physicians Ebola and VHFs Committee that coordinated responses in West African Countries. He received national honours in recognition of his medical excellence.

84.  Folakemi Adenike Oredugba, BDS, FWACS, MPH, MSND RCSEd, FADPD, FDS RCSEd, FICD. Professor of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Lagos, Honorary Consultant, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos and current Chair of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, West African College of Surgeons.Research focus – oral health of children and adolescents with special needs. Mentored several resident doctors in paediatric dentistry and special patient care. Has provided oral health care to individuals with special needs and support services to parents and caregivers.

85. Ademola Oremosu, MBBS, PhD.  Professor of Anatomy at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. Andrologist, Reproductive Endocrinologist.For the extensive research into alcohol-induced sperm DNA fragmentation and ameliorative effects of ethno-botanical extracts.

86. Augustine A. E. Orhue FRCOG, FMCOG, FWACS Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Benin and Medical Director St. Augustine Medical Centre and ART Unit, Benin City.Pioneered the first in-vitro fertilization treatment for infertility in a public hospital in Edo and Delta State and third in a public hospital facility in Nigeria. Also pioneered the use of 45minutes oxytocin incremental interval infusion rate as against 15minutes increments as the safety factor in induction of labour at term in women of high parity or grand multipara.

87. Akinsanya Osibogun, MBBS, FMCPH, MD. Professor of Public Health, Department of Community Medicine, University of Lagos, Former Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (2006- 2014) during which time the hospital commenced its Renal Transplantation and Open-Heart Surgery Programmes among other strategic initiatives. For being a Public Health Physician and Health Systems Development Specialist of repute. He has supervised over 110 postgraduate theses at Masters, PhD and Medical Fellowship levels. He has authored and co-authored over 130 publications in Technical Reports, and peer-reviewed local and international journals.

88.  Abraham Adewale A. Osinubi, MB,BS, M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D., FACE, FASN, FSECAN, FAcadMedS; Professor of Anatomy, CMUL & Executive Director, ULBS, UNILAG.For the development of the quinine-testicular model, which is now the model of choice for studying spermatogenesis and male infertility. He is an expert in Reproductive Endocrinology, Stereology, Oxidative Stress and Teaching Innovations. He delivered his inaugural lecture, The Anatomist: Jack-of-all-trades, Master of all on 8th November, 2017 ( Has supervised 16 doctorate theses and authored over 120 scientific publications and two Anatomy textbooks. He co-authored the first National Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetes Management.

89. Olayinka D. Otuyemi, BDS, MPH, MSc, D.OrthRCSEd, FWACS, FICD, former Dean of Dentistry and Professor of Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopaedics at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is also a former Chair of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the West African College of Surgeons.For his research on the establishment of the relationship between oro-facial soft tissue patterns and maxillofacial morphology in normal and bimaxillary protrusive individuals using cephalometric analyses.

90. Bruce Ovbiagele, FACP, MAS, FAAN, FACP, FAS; Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean, University of California, San Francisco, Adjunct Professor, University of IbadanFor leading several academic stroke programs including seven research studies and two research training programs in Africa. Won Pessin Research Award, Feinberg Stroke Award, and Haddock Impact Award. Recipient of Fisher Visiting Professorship at Harvard University, Hodges Visiting Professorship at University of Southern California, and Academy Visiting Professorship at Morehouse School of Medicine. Chair of the International Stroke Conference and Founding Chair of the African Stroke Organization Conference. Published over 540 manuscripts and edited 5 books.

91. Mayowa Owolabi, DrM, FRCP, FAS, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Ibadan.His inventions/innovations include cervical vertigo tetrad, stroke levity scale, stroke recovery cycle, stroke quadrangle, Seed of Life Model, and the health-related quality of life in stroke patients’ questionnaire. He pioneered the discovery of genetic and environmental determinants of stroke in Africa; and led the WHO-WSO Commission for control of stroke globally and the WHO-World Hypertension League Call for action against hypertension in Africa. He is among the world’s top 2% scientists and top 10 scientists in Nigeria, with over 48,000 citations from over 300 publications.

92. Vincent Olubunmi Rotimi, MB:BS, MSc, PhD, FRCPath, FMCPath, FIDSA, FAcadMedS; Professor of Clinical Microbiology Kuwait University, Kuwait (Rtd); Chairman Faculty of Clinical Microbiology, Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization. Currently, Professor (contract), LASUCOM, IkejaLead investigator: anaerobic infections, mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and infection control. Established clinical microbiology residency program and anaerobic bacteriology at LUTH and the practice of clinical microbiology in Kuwait. Wellcome Trust and Fogarty International scholar. Authored 225 scientific peer-reviewed publications with over 4,000 citations and 8,000 reads.

93. Birch D Saheeb, FWACS, FDSRCS(Ed), professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Benin, Benin City and Honorary Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City.For my contribution to the advancement of Dentistry in Nigeria and was awarded a fellowship of the Nigerian Dental Association in 1994 and for contributing to higher education in Nigeria generally and was awarded advancement of higher education in Nigeria merit award by PSR magazine in 2007.

94. Nathanael Olugbemiga SALAKO, BDS(Hons)Lagos; MSc. London; FDS.RCPS (Glasgow) FMCDS; FWACS. Currently Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry University of Texas, Houston USA, Department Chairman/Associate Dean at four Dental Schools worldwide; Former Dean Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait UniversityFor major research contributions focusing on the role of acid-base balance in the etiology of dental caries. Research grants totaled 2.5 million dollars. Sigma Zi Research award – Oral Basic Science Research University of New York at Stony Brook USA 1988.

95. Modupeola O.A Soetan Samaila, MBBS, MD, FMCPath, FICS, FCP- ECSA., professor of pathology and dermatopathology, consultant pathologist and deputy dean, faculty of basic clinical sciences, Ahmadu Bello University & ABU Teaching Hospital, ZariaFor pioneering dermatopathology practice in Nigeria and publishing an indigenous specialist textbook of dermatopathology for skin of colour in tropical settings. first female consultant anatomic pathologist and female professor of anatomic pathology in northern Nigeria.

96.  Sunday Olowo Samuel, MBBS, MPH, FMCPath, Professor of Clinical Microbiology in the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria.Resource Fellow/Examiner at undergraduate medical schools and Postgraduate Medical College. He has held many administrative positions as Head of Department, Dean Faculty of Clinical Sciences and Deputy Provost College of Medicine among others. Research focus on urogenital infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and infection control.

97. Matthew A. Sede, MHPM, FWACS. Professor of Conservative Dentistry, University of Benin and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria.For leadership in the field of Sports Dentistry and a campaigner for improved oral healthcare in sports participants and the use of protective wear in contact sports. He is the author and advocate of the use of palatal bar in the restoration of maxillary midline diastema in fixed partial dentures in resource-limited settings.

98. Sani Mohammed Shehu, FMCPath; Professor and Consultant Pathologist Ahmadu Bello University and Teaching Hospital Zaria.For work on the use of fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) and other cytological techniques in the diagnosis and management of breast and gynaecological diseases.

99. Olayiwola Babatunde SHITTU, MBBS, FRCS, FWACS, Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Consultant Urologist, University College Hospital, Ibadan. Specialized in reconstructive surgery of the urinary tract. Designed a reconstructive technique of penile flap development that shortens time of urethroplasty and ensures viability of the flap. Popularized use of Mohan Valvotome, to treat Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV) in Children, that improved survival of sick/vulnerable children.

100. Wuraola Adebola Shokunbi, FAS, FNAMed, MD. MB.BS (Ibadan); FMCPath (Nigeria); FWACP, (Lab Med); Cert. Immunology (Ibadan), Professor and Consultant Haematologist, Department of Haematology, UCH, Ibadan. Former Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, University College Hospital, Ibadan.For outstanding research on haematological disorders particularly the coagulopathies and heamoglobinopathy; for promoting the prevention of HIV and AIDS amongst University of Ibadan Students (2005 – 2010). Her current activities include a multi-disciplinary research in Childhood Malaria, in collaboration with MRC, London and Survey of Haemophilia Care in Nigeria. She has mentored several residents through their postgraduate work.

101. ALI IS’HAQ SHUGABA, MBBS, DGCA, MSc, PGDE, PhD, FAGP., Former Head of Human Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos. Professor of Human Anatomy with specialisation in clinical and Microscopic Anatomy.Practiced Medicine since 1985 in the Civil Service proper and joined the University of Jos in 2000 and became Professor in 2016. Main preoccupation is the training of Medical and Dental Students. Involved in research activities in the areas of Clinical and Microscopic Anatomy, and reproductive Histomorphology.

102. Ayodele Olufemi Soladoye, PhD. Professor of Physiology, University of Ilorin, Foundation Provost, University of Ilorin and later Provost Bowen University, Iwo.  For his outstanding work on Cardiovascular Reflexes, Diabetes Mellitus, Haemorheology, Cardiometabolic syndromes and GFR in neonate. The studies produced over 120 publications. He was honoured by the Physiology Society and Society of Experimental Biology (FPSN & FNSEB). He is also the Chairman of BOT Crown-Hill University, Ilorin. Prof Soladoye mentored several students who are now consultants and Professors.

103. Tayo Fola, Professor of Clinical PharmacyRev (Professor) ‘Fola Tayo is a renowned educationist, researcher, teacher and mentor with vast experience in pharmacology, pharmacy, medicine and health management. He also pioneered public health research Pharmacy in Nigeria and encouraged the spread along the West Africa sub region. He was also the foundation Professor of Pharmacology of Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences of Ogun State now Olabisi Onabanjo University). He is the current Pro – Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Caleb University, Imota Lagos State. He is the General Secretary of The Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy.

104.  Ifeoma Isabella Ulasi, MBBS (NIG), FWACP, MSc, FRCP. Professor of Medicine and Nephrology at College of Medicine, University of Nigeria with affiliations with UNTH and AEFUTH Abakaliki.For her expertise in biomedical and clinical trials; established diabetic-nephropathy as a common cause of CKD in Nigeria; documented high prevalence of APOL1-gene in CKD in south-east, conducted first community-based prevalence for CKD/cardiovascular risk-factors in semi-urban/rural populations, highlighted high prevalence of different complications (anaemia, mineral bone disease, arterial stiffness and infections), documented high prevalence of, and predictors of HIV-associated nephropathy in south-east, established that hypertension and other NCDs are prevalent and more severe in Africans. Has held and still holds leadership positions in international associations.

105. Benjamin Uzochukwu, MBBS, FWACPH, Professor of Public Health, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Consultant Community Health Physician, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu and the Founding Director of the Institute of Public Health University of Nigeria, Nsukka.He is a leading member in Health Policy and Systems Research in Nigeria, Africa and global level and currently the Chairman, Faculty of Community Health West African College of Physicians, Director, Grants and Research, West African College of Physicians and Member, Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19 Health Sector Response in Nigeria.

106. Ibrahim Wada OON, MBBS, FRCOG, FWACS, MBA. CEO of Nisa Medical Group comprising Nisa Premier and Garki Hospitals, Cell Genomics and Institute of Medical Sciences Africa.  An early breakthrough in IVF Live Birth (1998), Breakthrough Live Birth from Frozen embryos (2001), Breakthrough Live Birth in Indigenous Preimplantation Genetic Testing of Embryos (2020), Sub-speciality training of IVF Gynaecologists for West African College of Surgeons, Pioneer Director of wholesome Healthcare PPP (Garki Hospital, Abuja).

107. Wakil Musa, M.A. Chairman, Board of Trustees, International Society for Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP, Nigeria Chapter). For leadership and achievement in psychiatry and mental health in northeast, Nigeria.

108. Oshiozokhai Eboetse Yama, MBBS, M.Sc., Ph.D., PGA.Ass.Rep.Tech., Professor of Human Anatomy (Medical Embryology) and Dean Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine Kaduna State UniversityFor ground-breaking laboratory studies of the organics Momordica charantia, established its reversible testicular-cytoarchitectural alterations and early abortificient properties, unlocking it as a novel non-invasive, non-steroidal contraceptive.  The elucidated experimental protocols and mechanism of action serve as a template/prototype for animal studies of other potential contraceptive agents, fertility, infertility and the process of gametogenesis. In Medical Education (Textbooks): peer-reviewed pedagogic-lecture materials: “Medical Embryology: Illustrative Lecture Notes” (2-Volumes) and “Textbook of Basic Medical Science” (4-Volumes; 5-Departments).

109. Simon Jekat Yiltok, MBBS, FMCS, FWACS. Professor and Honorary Consultant, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department of Surgery University of Jos & Jos University Teaching Hospital.

Research focused on general plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, burn injuries and aesthetic surgery. His current interest in research is on perforator flaps in reconstructive surgery as well burn injuries. Served as an examiner for the Faculties of Surgery of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Surgeons in addition to having supervised several resident doctors for both colleges.

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