Professor Akinola Abayomi, is an experienced and versatile Medical Doctor who has served as a lecturer and practitioner in Africa as well as the West Indies and written numerous research publications on Cancer, Diabetes and Sickle Cell Anaemia.
Aged 59 years, he obtained a MBBS degree from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1983 and a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Ecology and Environmental Health Management from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2006.
Prior to obtaining his MPhil, Dr. Akinola Abayomi was a Consultant Haematologist and Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe Medical School and Harare Group of Teaching Hospitals, Zimbabwe between 1994 and 1998. He was also Chief Physician at the Princess Marina Hospital, Gabarone, Botswana in 1998.
A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (2010) and the Royal College of Pathologists of the United Kingdom (2013), Dr. Abayomi was the Consultant Haematologist, Faculty of Medicine & Research, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados from 1998-2006.
Between 2006 and 2008, he was a Bone Marrow Transplant Research Fellow at the University of Stellenbosch as well as a Consultant Clinical Haematologist, Constantiaberg Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr. Abayomi held sway as Head of Division, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa between 2009 and 2017.
Presently a Professor of Medicine at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, he has held various positions in the field of medicine including Consultant, Lagos State Biosecurity and Genomic Project, Lead Consultant to the West African Health Authority (WAHO), ECOWAS and President, Federation of South African Society of Pathology among others.