Nigerian appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at US hospital

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A Nigerian medical doctor Oluyinka Olutoye has been appointed as the Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio, United States.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hospitals and research institutes in the United States.

Olutoye, a medical degree graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, will also be appointed professor and the E. Thomas Boles chair of pediatric surgery at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine.

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“We are tremendously delighted to welcome Dr. Olutoye to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to further elevate the visibility and reputation of one of the best overall children’s surgical programs in the country that, through its clinical care and research, is forging the future of children’s surgery,” said Richard J. Brilli, MD, chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s.

“Having a world-renowned fetal and pediatric surgeon join our leadership team will further advance Nationwide Children’s commitment to establishing a preeminent fetal surgery program,” Brilli added.

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In his role as the Surgeon-In-Chief, Olutoye will lead one of the largest children’s hospital surgery departments in the world.

Olutoye will serve as the primary surgical liaison between Nationwide Children’s and the OSU College of Medicine.

He earned his PhD in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth University, and his fellowships in pediatric and fetal surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia.

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