Akinyinka Omigbodun


Akinyinka Omigbodun, MBBS, FWACS, FMCOG, FAS, an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, graduated from the Medical School of the University of Ibadan. He had his postgraduate training at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, the University Hospital of South Manchester, UK and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He is a former Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.

Although his main research interest has been in gynaecological oncology, he has done substantial research into maternal and newborn care, including the mental health of pregnant and parturient women.  His main interest now is postgraduate education and he was the Chief Coordinator of Courses for the West African College of Surgeons from 2002 to 2014. He became the 28th President of the West African College of Surgeons in March 2015. He was the foundation Chairman of the Board of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), an organization that is strengthening research capacity and doctoral training in public health on the continent. He is a Fellow and Chair of the Publication Committee of the Nigerian Academy of Science.