ADESOLA, Prof Akinpelu Oludele

Born November 6, 1930,





Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Oyebola Olabimpe Sodeinde, 1959
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Female Children 2
Profession University lecturer
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

House Surgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, 1956-57; House Officer,
University College Hospital, Ibadan, 1957-58; Senior House Officer/Registrar, Royal
Victoria Hospital, Belfast, 1958-61; Demonstrator in Anatomy/Surgical Tutor/Senior
Surgical Tutor, Queen’s University, Belfast, 1959-61; Senior Surgical Registrar,
University College Hospital, Ibadan, 1961-62; Lecturer in Surgery, University of Lagos
and Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, 1962-64; Senior Buswell Fellow,
Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Centre, New York, USA, 1963-
64; Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Lagos and Lagos
University Teaching Hospital, 1964-67; Professor, Surgery, University of Lagos, 1967;
Senior Clinical Research Fellow:University of Bonn, West Germany, July-September
1967; Senior Clinical Research Fellow:Cancer Institute, Tokyo, July-October 1968;
Honorary Surgeon/Field Colonel, Nigerian Armed Forces, 1968-70; visiting Professor of
Surgery, University of Rochester, New York, July-October 1972; Deputy Provost,
Medical College, University of Lagos, 1970-72; Head, Department of Surgery, University
of Lagos, 1972-75; Deputy Chairman, Management Board, Lagos University Teaching
Hospital, 1972-75; visiting Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1976; Deputy
Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, 1975-77; Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin,
1978-81; Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, 1981-88; Visiting Professor, McGill
University, Montreal, Canada, 1988-89; ch/ceo: Health, Education, Research and
Management Council, Nigeria, since 1990; Chairman, Healthy Living Services Nigeria
Limited, 1992-97; Council Member, University of Maiduguri, 1976-79; presd: West
African Society of Gastroenterology, 1967-72; Vice President, West African College of
Surgeons, 1973-75; presd: West African College of Surgeons, 1975-77

Chairman, Management Board, National Orthopaedic
Hospitals of Nigeria, 1977-78; Chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian
Universities, 1984-85; Review Committee on Report of the Federal Government Inter-
Ministerial Group on Higher Education Curricula in Nigeria, 1986; Commonwealth Expert
Group on Distance Education, London, England, 1986-87; Working Group on the
Commonwealth Institutional Arrangements for Distance Education Co-operation, London,
England, 1988; National Committee on Medical Care and Training, Federal Government
of Nigeria, 1990-92; Director, The Leadership for Environment and Development
(LEAD) International Incoporation, N4, USA; The National Committee of the Rockefeller
Foundation/LEAD International Incorporated Programme in Nigeria, since 1991;
Ch.Board of Trustees, West African College of Surgeons Endowment Fund, since 1991;
National Steering Committee, Foundation for Environmental Development and Education
in Nigeria, 1991; and since 1996; Expert Advisory Group to the Commission on
Commonwealth Studies, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, England, since 1995;
International Steering Committee of the Rockefeller Foundation/LEAD International
Incorporated Programme, New York, 1996-98; Fellow:Royal College of Surgeons, 1960,
Fellow:Nigerian Medical College in Surgerys, since, 1920; Nigerian Postgraduate Medical
College, 1960; Fellow:West African College of Surgeons, 1967; Fellow:American College
of Surgeons, since 1975; Association of Surgeons of West Africa; Surgical Research
Society of Great Britain; West African Society of Gastroenterology, International College
of Surgeons, 1970; International Society of Burn Injuries, 1971; Nigerian Institute of
Management, 1981, British Society of Gastroenterology; Council, Association of
Commonwealth Universities, 1981-82; Vice Chairman, 1982-83; Chairman, 1984-85; The
Albert Schweitzer International Nomination Council, USA, since 1984; Chairman,
Council, Association of Commonwealth Universities, 1984-85; foundation
Fellow:Nigerian Conservation Foundation, 1985; Nigerian Academy of Sciences, 1986;
former editor-in-chief, Nigerian Medical Journal; assistant editor, West African Medical
Journal; Editorial Board, British Journal of Surgery

Abeokuta Grammar School, Ogun State, 1942-47; University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1948-51; Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom, 1952-56, 1961; Royal College of Surgeons, England, 1960.

co-author, Tropical Surgery, McGraw Hill Book Company, New York, 1970; Chronic Gastritis and Duodenal Ulcer in Nigerians, 1974; Co-author, Tropical Surgery, McGraw Hill Book, New York, 1970; co-author, The Academic Medical Centre: Is The Patient a Guinea Pig? University Press, Ibadan, 1975; Endoscopy in Upper Gastrointestinal Disease in Nigerians, 1978; coauthor, Tropical Diseases and Medical Parasitology, 1982; Technology in a Developing Economy, 1983; The Nigerian University System: Meeting the Challenges of Growth in a Depressed Economy, 1991; Current Surgical Treatment in Tropics, Lange Medical Publications, California; also published numerous articles in national and international medical journals

Proximo Accessit, Smyth Prize in Surgery, Royal College
Victoria Hospital and Queen’s University of Belfast, 1956; Symons Medal for Outstanding
Contribution to Universities of the Commonwealth, 1987; Distinguished Visitor Award,
Carnegie Corporation of New York, April-July 1988; Adesuyi Award, West African
health Community, for Outstanding Contribution to Health Care in the West African Subregion. Doctor of Laws (LL.D), Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK,
1989. Publication: Coronary Thrombosis: The influence of Meterological Changes, 1960;
Hyperparathy Roidism and the Alimentary Tract, 1960; Adult Intussucsceptism in Western
Nigeria, 1964; Influence of Vasoactive Agents on Ascites, 1965;

Golf, swimming.

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