College Of Medicine, University Of Ibadan, University College Hospital, Ibadan
Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Public & Population Health
Professor Akinyinka O. Omigbodun was appointed Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in October 1997. His research interests include reproductive biology especially of female genital tract cancers, population and public health, and the education of healthcare professionals. He has been the recipient of many coveted international awards, including the Audrey Meyer Mars Fellowship of the American Cancer Society in 1992 and an award by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine for distinct contribution to science in 1996. He was the Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan from August 2006 until July 2010. He served in several key positions the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) before becoming the 28th President of WACS from 2015 to 2017. He is the Chairman of the Regional Council for Health Professionals Education in the ECOWAS Region, an organ of the West African Health Organization (WAHO). He was elected a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS) in 2012 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom, ad eundem, in 2017. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the Nigerian Academy of Science and editorial adviser to several other journals.