Professor Jesse Abiodun Olubanjo Otegbayo has emerged the new Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

Professor Otegbayo succeeds the outgoing CMD Temitope Alonge.

A source within the hospital, who is also a consultant confirmed the emergence to our correspondent at Ibadan.

Professor Otegbayo studied Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan from where he graduated MBBS in 1989. After the one year internship programme at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals complex, Ile-Ife in 1990, he proceeded to the Nigerian Navy Medical Centre, Urhiapele, Sapele in the then Bendel state for the mandatory National Youth Service, which he completed Delta State in 1992.

He underwent his residency training programme at the University College Hospital, Ibadan in 1992 in Internal medicine, with bias in Gastroenterology.

He obtained the Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians in 1998, having won the Bassir-Thomas Biomedical Foundation grant to study Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in acute icteric hepatitis in 1997.

Professor Otegbayo was appointed Lecturer 1 and Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in the Department of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, and the University College Hospital, Ibadan in 1998. He became senior lecturer in 2002, Reader in 2005 and Professor in 2008.

Professor Otegbayo has since received several grants and Fellowships some of which are UI Senate Research Grant, 1999 to study the Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in gastroduodenal diseases, Union Internationale Contre Cancer (International Union Against Cancer), UICC in 2000, which he utilized at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaat Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany to study the Current Approaches to the Diagnosis and Management of Gastrointestinal and Liver cancers, after which he was elected into the Association of UICC Fellows (AUF).

In 2002, he obtained a postgraduate certificate in Gastroenterology at the University of Tel-Aviv and the Chaim Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Hashomer, Israel to study advanced Gastroenterology/Hepatology as well as Gastrointestinal endoscopy. Professor Otegbayo completed a Master degree in Chemical Pathology and Immunology at the University of Ibadan in 2003 and was awarded the Fellowship of Recherche microbiologique pour le development for the laboratory work of his Ph. D at the Laboratoire de Sante, Institute of Immunology, Luxembourg in 2006. The Ph.D was awarded by the University of Ibadan in 2011. He also obtained the prestigious Fellowship of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG), United States of America, the first in Nigeria, in 2009.

He has taught and served as undergraduate and postgraduate examiner in Universities and Hospitals in Nigeria, Cameroun and Ghana for MBBS, Primary, Membership and Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians and belongs to several local and international professional associations, among which are Nigeria Medical Association, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Cancer Society, Society of Oncology and Cancer Research of Nigeria (SOCRON), African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN), European Association for the Study of the Liver, British Society of Gastroenterology and the American College of Gastroenterology; and has attended and presented scientific papers across continents. Professor Otegbayo has over ninety scholarly papers to his credit available on research and scientific databases such as Pubmed, Pubget, Medline, BiomedExperts, Labmeeting, Researchgate,, African Journals online etc.

He was the maiden Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and currently a member of local and international editorial boards like World Journal of Gastroenterology, Savannah Medical Journal, Journal of Hepatitis Research, Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and is a reviewer to many local and internal academic and professional journals. In 2014, he was awarded the Fellowship for Professional Exchange Programme in Linguistics (PEPL) to study French in Ouagadougou by the West African Health Organisation (WAHO).

He served on various committees of the College of Medicine and University including, Admissions, Ceremonial, Medical Education Technology, Executive Committee, Curriculum sub-Committee, Departmental Postgraduate Committee, Jaja Clinic Board of Health, Committee on Reorganisation of Jaja Clinic among others. He is the immediate past Director of Clinical Services, Research and Training, and Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, and member Board of Management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

His research interest is in microbial pathobiology of the gut and liver, especially viral hepatitis, Helicobacter pylori and Liver cancer, as well as curriculum development and medical education.

Professor Otegbayo until his appointment is the head of department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.

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