Dr Adedayo Joseph is a uniquely cerebral and resourceful physician. Young, beautiful and vibrant, she has made great strides in the field of Oncology. Her contributions to cancer awareness, treatment and care in Nigeria are invaluable.
Adedayo Joseph is a Clinical Radiation Oncologist who is committed to ensuring that people living with cancer in Nigeria receive the best standards of care available globally.
She is a community oncologist treating a wide range of cancers, with emphasis on cancers that are most common in people of West African origin: Breast, Prostrate, Colorectal, Gynecological, and Head & Neck malignancies. She is also a seasoned researcher and speaker with a special interest in cancers that affect women and children. Much of her recent work has been dedicated to radiation oncology for the pediatric population. She is resolutely committed to the improvement of cancer care delivery in Nigeria and is a recognized cancer control and policy advocate.
Dr Adedayo Joseph is a Consulting Clinical Radiation Oncologist as well as the Research Program Director with the NSIA-LUTH Cancer Center of the Lagos University Teaching University– an emerging cancer center of excellence in Nigeria, West Africa – and has worked with some of the foremost cancer care and healthcare institutions in Nigeria such as Lakeshore Cancer Center, Lagoon Hospitals and Evercare Hospitals Ltd.
She is a member of the Federal Ministry of Health National Cancer Control Committee and a management consultant and subject matter expert, consulting with organizations and private individuals in the development of cancer centres and units.
Adedayo Joseph is a founding board member and director at The Pediatric Center which a leading children’s hospital in the Lekki area of Lagos State and has previously worked with some of the most reputable hospitals including Lakeshore Cancer Center, the premier private cancer center in Nigeria. She is a founding board member, and the executive director of The Dorcas Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on improving childhood cancer survival in Nigeria through awareness, research, and treatment funding.
She is an active member of several national and international oncology & non-profit organizations and is a passionate promoter of women’s health issues, the evolution of medical education, and cancer control in Nigeria. She mentors several young women and men in both medical and non-medical fields.
Adedayo is almost as deeply interested in education as she is in oncology and has many ties to the education industry. She is a board member with Providence Schools Iju Lagos – a low-cost school dedicated to providing world standard education at very affordable costs to the average Nigeria family. She is a board member of Fortesoft Systems, exclusive partners of NIIT in Lagos Nigeria – an organization working to empower the Nigerian youth with skills that enable them to deliver and derive value in the modern global market. She is a member of the StreettoClick project, an education initiative providing free Information Technology training to unemployed and financially constrained individuals between the ages of 16 and 30 years. She is a regular conference speaker and coach with many appearances at teachers and education professional trainings and events.
She is a published author of Cancer in Children: A Handbook, the first of its kind written for caregivers and healthcare professionals living and working with children diagnosed with cancer, as well as Cancer in Children, an educational pamphlet for patients that has been adopted in the pediatric units of five tertiary hospitals in the country. She is also the author of The Best Life Workbook; a handbook designed to equip women on how to find and fulfill their life’s purpose while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
Adedayo bases her work, and her life on her personal principles of Integrity, Clarity, and Excellence (ICE). She travels the country teaching on Cancer Awareness and Screening, and Work/Life Balance for women. Her Best Life Series is very popular with women in the workplace.
She is a recipient of multiple awards including the GLI Excellence in Leadership Award, Her Network Woman of the Year Award for Philanthropy and Medicine, the Golden Heart Award for Efforts & Contributions to Childhood Cancer Survival in Nigeria; the LAIT Foundation Education Award, the 2018 True Heroes Award, the UCSNY Leadership in Excellence Award and the AORTIC African Cancer Leaders Initiative Award.
Dr Joseph is an avid reader, known to all for her love of reading and studying. She loves history, old movies, and enjoys travelling for conferences and discovering new places.
It is in recognition of her contribution to national development in the sphere of Cancer Awareness, Treatment and Care that Dr Adedayo Joseph was deemed worthy to be conferred with the Woman of Merit Gold Award which is part of the 21st PSR National Awards.