Dr Abiodun Olusanya is a consummate physician. He is one Nigerian who has contributed his own brick to nation building through service. Highly experienced and versed in several aspects of medical practice, he is the incumbent Medical Director of the famous and time-tested Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta.
Abiodun was born on December 8, 1973 in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. He attended Saint Gregory’s College, Lagos. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in January 2000.
Dr Olusanya began his remarkable career as a House Officer at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in August 2000. He moved to Lafia, Nasarawa State in 2001 when he got an appointment as a Medical Officer in the state’s Hospital Management Board. In September 2007, the bright doctor became a Registrar in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State. He was promoted to a Senior Registrar in the same institution in April 2011.
Today, Dr Abiodun Olusanya is a Special Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta.
He has held multiple administrative roles throughout his career including: Medical Superintendent In-charge, General Hospital, Keana, Nasarawa State, (August 2002 – August 2007); Assistant Postgraduate Co-ordinator, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State (June 2011 – January 2012); Postgraduate Co-ordinator, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State (January 2012 – September 2014); Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta, Ogun State (September 15, 2014 – present) and Medical Director, Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta, Ogun State (November 2016 – present).
Dr Olusanya has taught many topics in his field including “Renal and GIT Function in Pregnancy” to medical students in 2013; “Instrumental Delivery and Destructive Operation” to Midwifery students in 2011 – 2012; “Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Presentations” to O&G Residents in 2013 – 2014; and “Clinical Presentations, Training and Ward Rounds” to Family Medicine Residents in 2014 – present.
The effective doctor has bagged awards from the Foundation for Resources and Human Development (F.R.H.D) and the Strategic Institute of Natural Resources and Human Development. He is also a Member of the Nigerian Medical Association, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Nigeria, eSCART Community—Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Institute of Management Consultants and African Palliative Care Association.
He became a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in April 2014 and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants.
It is in recognition of his contribution to national development in the field of Human Medicine and Orthodox Medical Practice that Dr Abiodun Olusanya is deemed worthy to be conferred with the Development in Nigeria Merit Award.