AKINKUGBE, (Prof) Oladipo Olujimi

Born July 17, 1933
in

Akure, Ondo State

Prof.

AKINKUGBE

Oladipo

Olujimi
Professor Akinkugbe was born in Ondo capital of Ondo State in South Western Nigeria on 17th July, 1933. His father who was a chemist and druggist belong to an impressive family tree in Ondo traceable and connected in some distant past to the marble rich clan of Igbeti in Oyo State. Professor Akinkugbe entered Ondo Boys High School in 1944, After a brilliant secondary school career, he took entrance examination and gained admission into the University College Ibadan in 1951, to begin his study of medicine. After passing his 2nd MB examination in 1955, he was posted to University of London [the Royal London Hospital] for his clinical studies, where in 1958, he obtained his MBBS of London without any skirmishes. After completing a six months internship at the London Hospital, Professor Akinkugbe then embarked on numerous short programmes in different institutions, expanding his knowledge and experience, and obtaining a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the University of Liverpool in 1960. Being a western region government scholar, Professor Akinkugbe came back to Nigeria in 1961 and took appointment with Government Specialist Hospital, Adeoyo, Ibadan. But later that year he went back to England to do his Dphil. programme in Oxford. On successful completion, he returned to Nigeria to take up lectureship at the Department of Medicine University of Ibadan in January 1965. Thus began Professor Akinkugbe’s brilliant academic career during which he became Professor of Medicine in 1968, Dean Medicine 1970 – 74 and Head of Medicine 1972. Taking special interest in Hypertension and Kidney diseases, he has made tremendous contributions in these areas. He has attended over one hundred National and international Professional, scientific, educational and health conferences, in the past forty years, in all the continents of the globe. He has made presentations in many of these conferences. Published many authoritative works, and received numerous awards. He is a member and fellow of over twenty international organizations, societies and institutions. He is a recipient of the National Honour of Cote De Voire. Within Nigeria, Professor Akinkugbe was Foundation Chairman Joint Admission and Matriculation Board [JAMB]; Principal and Foundation Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin; Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria; Chairman Planning Committee, Ondo State University; Chairman Planning Committee, University of Abuja; Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, University of Port Harcourt. To each appointment he has brought a very high degree of knowledge, skill, thoroughness, dedication and above all integrity and transparency. He is married with two sons. Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe, ME, BS, MD NNOM, CON, NLR, An outstanding professional and scholastic role model.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse
State of Origin: Ondo
Father's Name Chief O.O Akinkugbe
Father's Status Deceased
Mother's Name
Mother's Status Deceased
Number of Male Children TWO
Number of Female Children NIL
Profession Physician , University Lecturer , Administrator
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

appointed house physician, King’s College Hospital, London, 1958; clinical assistant, The London Hospital Medicine Unit, 1959-60 Commonwealth research fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford, and Department of Regius Professor of Medicine, 1962-64; consultant physician, University of Ibadan, 19- 64; became lecturer, 1964; promoted senior lecturer, 1966 and dean, Medical School, University of Ibadan, 19- 70-74; chairman, Committee of Deans, University of Ibadan, 1972-74; visiting professor. Harvard Medical School, United States of America, 1974-75, member, Royal College of Surgeons, England; member Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, 19- 61 fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 1968, member, Medical Rese arch Society of United Kingdom and International Society for Hypertension, member, International Society of Nephrology; member, Scientific Advisory Panel CIBA Foundation, also member, World Health Organisa tion (WHO) Expert Advisory Panels on Cardiovascular Diseases and Pro fessional and Technical Education of Medical and Auxilary Personnel; au thor of “High Blood Pressure in the African” (Churchill Living Stone, London and Edinburgh, 1972), “Pri orities in National Health Planning” (Caxton Press, 1974) and co-editor of “Hypertension in Africa” (Literamed Publications, 1975); Married WHO 73 AKINKUGBE, (Professor) Oladipo Olujimi, physician, educationist, Vi ce-Chancellor, University of llorin; Born: July 17, 1933, at Ondo, Ondo State; Education: Government Col lege, Ibadan, 1946-51; University Co llege, Ibadan, 1951-55 The London Hospital, University of London 19- 55-1958; University of Liverpool, England, 1960; University of Oxford, England, 1962-64 – got Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1960 holds the MB, B.S., D. Phil, and M.D. degrees, appointed house physician, King’s College Hospital, London, 1958; clinical assistant, The London Hospital Medicine Unit, 1959-60 Commonwealth research fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford, and Department of Regius Professor of Medicine, 1962-64; consultant physician, University of Ibadan, 19- 64; became lecturer, 1964; promoted senior lecturer, 1966 and dean, Medical School, University of Ibadan, 19- 70-74; chairman, Committee of De ans, University of Ibadan, 1972-74; visiting professor. Harvard Medical School, United States of America, 1974-75, Vice-Chancellor, University of llorin

member, Royal College of Surgeons, England; member Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, 19- 61 fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 1968, member, Medical Rese arch Society of United Kingdom and International Society for Hypertension, member, International Society of Nephrology; member, Scientific Advisory Panel CIBA Foundation, also member, World Health Organisation (WHO) Expert Advisory Panels on Cardiovascular Diseases and Pro fessional and Technical Education of Medical and Auxiliary Personnel;

Government College, Ibadan, 1946-51; University College, Ibadan, 1951-55 The London Hospital, University of London 19- 55-1958; University of Liverpool, England, 1960; University of Oxford, England, 1962-64 - got Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1960 holds the MB, B.S., D. Phil, and M.D. degrees,
Tertiary
N/A

Nigeria National Order of Merit Award (NNOM), Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) 1979, Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) 2004, National Honour of Cote d’ voire,

author of “High Blood Pressure in the African” (Churchill Living Stone, London and Edinburgh, 1972), “Pri orities in National Health Planning” (Caxton Press, 1974) and co-editor of “Hypertension in Africa” (Literamed Publications, 1975);

squash, music,

Member of Rotary Club.

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