The National Children’s Hospital in the US has appointed a Nigerian, Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, as its Surgeon-in-Chief.
The hospital, which announced the appointment on its website, said the appointment was effective from August 1.
It would be recalled that Olutoye was part of the team that carried out surgery on a baby in-utero in a Texas hospital in 2016.
According to the hospital’s statement, Dr. Olutoye, by his appointment, will lead one of the largest children’s hospital surgery departments in the world.
Not only will he be leading 11 surgical departments, Dr. Olutoye will also be responsible for the education of the next generation of leaders in children’s surgery.
Dr. Olutoye received his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and earned his PhD in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.