Akinyinka Omigbodun’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Is Physician
From Nigeria
Type Education
Gender male
Birth Osun State, Nigeria
University of Ibadan

Akinyinka Omigbodun is a Nigerian professor of Gynecology, Obstetrics and former provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
He served as president of the West African College of Surgeons and chair of the management board of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA).

His research interest is in the area of Gynecologic oncology.
He is a member of the governing council, Osun State University, appointed in 2012 by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the executive governor of Osun State.
He was a keynote speaker at a media roundatable held in Lagos, where he also presented his report on the Needs Assessment Survey for Ekiti and Nasarawa State. The survey aimed to assist in developing action plans to address social development and reproductive health issues of Nigerian youths.


Omigbodun was born in Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree (M.B.B. S) in medicine with distinction from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan in June 1980. Following the completion of the compulsory one year Youth service in Nigeria, he began his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1982. Having completed the training in 1987, he became a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons.


On October 1997, he was appointed as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Ibadan and in 2002, he became the Chief Coordinator of Courses at the West African College of Surgeons.

In 2012, he was elected as fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science, the apex academic organization in Nigeria. He was inducted into the academy, along with Professor Mojeed Olayide Abass, a Nigerian Professor of Computer science at the University of Lagos and Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.

Awards and honours

Professor Omigbodun had received numerous awards and prizes for outstanding contributions to medicine and academics. He is a receiver of the Audrey Meyer Mars Clinical Oncology Fellowship as well as the Fellowship of the American Cancer Society.
On November 1996, he bags the American Society for Reproductive Medicine prize for outstanding contributions to science for the best poster presentation at the 52nd annual conference held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


  • Member, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (2006-2010)
  • Member Education Committee, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (2006-2010)
  • Member Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (2006-2010)
  • Member, Governing Council, University of Ibadan (2006-2010)
  • Member, Finance and Management Committee, University College Hospital, Ibadan (2006-2010)
  • Member Board of Management, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan (2006-2010)
  • Member Board of Management, Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo
  • Member, International Agency for Cancer Research HPV Prevalence Surveys Study Group (1999-2011).
  • Member, Governing Council, Osun State University (2012 till date).

Selected scholarly articles

  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. “Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in a sexually transmitted diseases’ clinic population in Nigeria”. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. East Cent. Afr1988 (7): 74–77.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. “Choice of intravenous fluid infusion in labour and maternal postpartum blood pressure”. Trop. Geogr. Med1989 (41): 227–229.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. “Maintaining standards in practice through medical audit”. Niger. Med. J1989 (19): 195–199.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. (1990). “Efficacy of ceftazidime in the treatment of acute pelvic infections”. Niger Med. Pract20 (4): 77–78.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. “Management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia where colposcopy is not available”. Cent. Afr. J. Med1991 (37): 7–11.
  • Omigbodun AO and Akanmu TI. Clinicopathologic correlates of disease stage in Nigerian cervical cancer patients J. Obstet. Gynaecol. East. Cent. Afr., 1991, 9:79-82.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. “Effects of using either saline or glucose as a vehicle for infusion in labour East”. East. Afr. Med. J1991 (68): 88–92.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. “Organisation of maternity care services in developing countries”. Dokita Journal of medicine1991 (21): 51–54.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. “Invasive cervical carcinoma in two sisters”. West Afr. J. Med1992 (11): 158–161.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. “Ultrasonography as an adjunct to hydrotubation in the management of female infertility”. Cent. Afr. J. Med1992 (38): 345–350.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. “Effects of saline and glucose infusions of oxytocin on neonatal bilirubin levels”. Int. J. Gynecol. Obstet1993 (40): 235–239.
  • Omigbodun, AO; et al. (1993). “Triage of patients with abnormal smears in the absence of colposcopy”. Trop. Geogr. Med45: 157–158.

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