Undergraduate: Sept. 1975 – Mar. 1980 College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Postgraduate: Nov. 1982 – Nov. 1987 Faculty of Pathology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, c/o Department of Morbid Anatomy, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria. Jan. 1991 – Nov. 1992 Forensic Medicine Unit Department of Pathology, University Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, Scotland. Others: (2001 – 2002) Faculty of Law University of Kent, Canterbury, England. (2002 – 2004) Faculty of Law University of Northumbria, Newcastle, England. Anatomic and Forensic Pathologist.
PRESENT POSITION: Nov. 2001 to date: Professor of Forensic Pathology/Consultant Pathologist Dept. of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS: Apr. 1980 – Mar. 1981 House Officer Adeoyo State Hospital and Jericho Maternity Hospital Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Apr. 1981 – Mar. 1982 Senior House Officer, National Youth Service Corps, General Hospital, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. Apr. 1982 – Oct. 1982 Senior House Officer Department of Histopathology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (L.U.T.H.), P.M.B. 12003, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria. Nov. 1982 – Nov. 1984 Junior Resident (Registrar) Department of Histopathology, L.U.T.H. P.M.B. 12003, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria. Dec. 1984 – Dec. 1987 Senior and later Chief Resident (Senior Registrar). Department of Histopathology, L.U.T.H., Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria. Jan. 1988 – Apr. 1990 Consultant Pathologist and Lecturer I, Department of Pathology and Haematology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Jan. 1988 – Apr. 1990 Acting Head of Department Department of Pathology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria Jul. 1988 – Apr. 1990 Consultant Pathologist to Plateau State Health Services Management Board, Plateau State, Nigeria. May 1990 – Dec. 1990 Consultant Pathologist Federal Ministry of Health Lagos, Nigeria. Jan. 1991 – Aug. 1993 Postgraduate Attachment Forensic Medicine Unit, Department of Pathology University Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM Aug. 1993 – Aug. 1999 Government Pathologist / Director of Laboratory Services Cayman Islands Health Services Board c/o Department of Pathology, Cayman Islands Hospital, Grand Cayman, CAYMAN ISLANDS. British West Indies. Oct. 1999 – July 2002 Consultant Histopathologist / Forensic Pathologist Department of Pathology, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, #7 Point Finger Road, Paget DV 04, BERMUDA. British Dependent Territory. Aug. 2002 to Oct. 2004. Consultant Histopathologist Department of Pathology, South Tyneside District Hospital, Harton Lane, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE34 0PL, ENGLAND. Nov. ’04 to Feb. ’06 Head, Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos State, NIGERIA. May ‘05 to May ‘08. Coordinator, Lagos State Morbid Anatomy Services. (In-Charge of Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Services). March 2006 to Feb. 2010 Provost (Two terms) Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos State, NIGERIA. May 2008 to April 2016 Chief Medical Examiner, Lagos State, NIGERIA. Nov. 2011 to Oct. 2015: Vice Chancellor Lagos State University, Badagry Expressway, Ojo, Lagos, NIGERIA. Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2017: Visiting Professor (Sabbatical Leave/Volunteer) Forensic Science Programme, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska U.S.A.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE NIGERIA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL: The College of Medicine of the University of Lagos is attached to LUTH and the latter runs an active residency training programme under the auspices of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. During my stay at LUTH I was actively involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in the department and hospital. Undergraduate Teaching Part of my responsibilities included the teaching and assessment of second, fourth and fifth year medical and dental students. These included organising and conducting seminars, autopsy demonstrations and encouraging these students to perform autopsies. I also gave basic introductory lectures in pathology to student nurses. Postgraduate Teaching As a Registrar and Senior Resident I supervised Junior Residents within the department in autopsy and biopsy services and cytopathology. I organised intra- and inter-departmental meetings, resident seminars, journal clubs and black box sessions. In a similar fashion, I was involved in seminars with residents in Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Medicine who were appearing for their postgraduate examination as well as supervising residents from other disciplines and institutions rotating through our department. UNIVERSITY OF JOS, FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, NIGERIA: As a Lecturer in the Department of Pathology and Haematology of the Medical School, I instructed undergraduates in Anatomical Pathology, organised seminars and tutorial classes, collected and prepared teaching materials, conducted autopsy demonstrations and encouraged students to partake in autopsy dissections. I was also involved in the teaching and supervision of postgraduates (Pathology trainees) in the hospital department. CAYMAN ISLANDS I taught police recruits of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Force the principles of medico-legal investigation of death. Teaching sessions were also held with the personnel of the Crime Department.
LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA: In May 2001 I was appointed a Professor of Forensic Pathology in the Department of Morbid Anatomy (now Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine), Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. I partake in the teaching of medical undergraduates in Anatomic Pathology and basic Forensic Medicine. The teaching sessions include formal lectures, seminars, histopathology practicals and autopsy sessions. I drew up the departmental residency training curriculum.