Dr. Modupe Olaiya hails fom Ikenne Remo, Ogun State, but was born and bred in Lagos Island around Aroloya/ Tinubu Area. She had her primary education at St. John’s School Aroloya, Lagos after which she gained admission into Abeokuta Girls Grammar School, Abeokuta for her secondary school education, and then moved on to Methodist Girl’s High School Yaba for her ‘A’ level. She gained admission to the College of Medicine Idiaraba in 1978 where she obtained her MBBS in 1983.
On graduation, Dr. Modupe Olaiya had her Housemanship at the Lagos State Government Hospitals which are General Hospital, Lagos (Odan), Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, and Massey Children Hospital (Ita eleye). In November 1984 she proceeded for her NYSC at the epidemiology unit, Yaba Lagos under Ministry of Health.
After the NYSC she became fully employed by Lagos State Government and worked at Ebute-Meta Health Centre and then Orile-Agege Health Centre before proceeding for her post graduate studies in Haematology & Blood Transfusion at LUTH in April 1990. She became a Fellow of the National Post Graduate College in Pathology in 1996 and worked as a Consultant Haematologist and Head of Department in Ikeja General Hospital (Now LASUTH)/Ayinke House.
In 2001 Dr. Modupe Olaiya proceeded to the United States of America on leave of absence with her family. During the period she worked at the Texas Children Hospital /College of Medicine as a Visiting Fellow and improved her skills in blood banking including apheresis and stem cell Harvesting.
During her work in Texas Children Hospital she also carried out research work on Platelet Function Analysis which was published in the Archive of Pathology.
She returned to Nigeria in 2005 and worked as a Chief Consultant Haematologist and Head of Department at General Hospital, Lagos before she was appointed as the First Executive Secretary of Lagos State Blood Transfusion Committee, a position she is still occupying up to date. She also developed her managerial skill by obtaining diploma in Management studies in Canada.
She has both local and international publications to her credit.
Professional Affiliation includes the following: Member of American Society of Haematologists (ASH), Member of Nigerian Society of Haematologists and Blood Transfusion (NSHBT), Member of College of Nigerian Pathologists (CNP), Member of Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria (MDCAN).