One of the world's renowned children hospital surgery department, the National Children’s Hospital based in the Ohio United States has announced the appointment of Nigerian paediatrician Dr Olutoye as its Surgeon-in-Chief.
The hospital, which announced the appointment on its website, said the appointment was effective from August 1. they further added that Not only will he be leading 11 surgical departments, Dr Olutoye will also be responsible for the education of the next generation of leaders in children’s surgery.
He will also be appointed professor and the E. Thomas Boles chair of pediatric surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr Olutoye will serve as the primary surgical liaison between Nationwide Children’s and the OSU College of Medicine.
Managing Director and Chief Medical Officer at the hospital, Richard Brilli, said the management was ‘tremendously delighted’ to have Dr Olutoye’s experience on their team.
He said, “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.
“Having a world-renowned fetal and paediatric surgeon join our leadership team will further advance Nationwide Children’s commitment to establishing a preeminent fetal surgery program.”
It would be recalled that the Obafemi Awolowo University (0AU) Graduate who had previously served as co-director of the Fetal Center and the immediate past president of the medical staff at Texas Children’s Hospital was part of the team that carried out surgery on a baby in-utero in a Texas hospital in 2016.