Doctor Oluyinka Olutoye was brought to the limelight following a brave task he got involved in, in Texas Hospital, United State of America(USA).
Prior to this time, Dr Olutoye had obtained his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1988. 10years later, he got his PhD in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, in 1996.
He completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth University, and his fellowship in pediatric surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa.
Dr Olutoye is a member of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons and West African College of Surgeons. He has served with various society in different positions.
His interest spans Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Fetal Intervention, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Clinical Research. He is a Medical Educationalist, Healthcare, Pediatrics, Public Health, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Medicine, Acute Care and Healthcare Information Technologist.
Dr Olutoye co-led a team of 21 doctors who performed an operation on a pregnant woman. The baby was removed alive at 23weeks from the mother’s womb as a result of complications called a sacrococcygeal teratoma, a large tumour that grows on the tailbone of a foetus, operated on the foetus and woman, removed the tumour and returned the baby back to the womb successfully. Of course, with both foetus and woman on anaesthesia.
Though the surgical operation went well yet the woman and foetus were kept under close monitoring as the manner should be until the 13th week after the operation. The woman delivered of her baby at a full 9months naturally to the amazement of the world.
The good news and fame of Dr Olutoye spread home and abroad with recognitions from various international organizations. More importantly, his appointment as a Surgeon-in-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, USA was propelled by this feat.
Relevant personalities have also accorded accolades to his name one of which is, For Richard J. Brilli, MD, chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital who said, “the appointment of Dr Olutoye was a no-brainer given his stellar record and high qualification.
“We are tremendously delighted to welcome Dr Olutoye to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to further elevate the visibility and reputation of one of the best overall children’s surgical programs in the country that, through its clinical care and research, is forging the future of children’s surgery,” he noted adding “having a world-renowned fetal and pediatric surgeon join our leadership team will further advance Nationwide Children’s commitment to establishing a preeminent fetal surgery program.”
Dr Olutoye, in an opening address, on his appointment said, “Nationwide Children’s Hospital is respected nationally for building outstanding integrated research and clinical programs, its seminal work in healthcare quality and patient safety, and as a leader in improving pediatric health outcomes.
“This is a very opportune time to be joining the organization as we build upon the already impressive success of our surgical services to help children around the country and increasingly around the world. I look forward to the privilege of leading and collaborating with this team in the next phase of our journey.”
We are delighted to see him making waves and very much proud to be associated with such a Talent whose foundational knowledge was built in Nigeria upon which other blocks were laid.