Today is Doctor’s day, a day set aside to celebrate Doctors globally for their professional services in the health sector.

There are some Nigerian doctors that have been outstanding in the medical field in, in diaspora. Below is a list of five of them.

Nigerian cardiologist based in New York, Olurotimi Badero was born in Lagos Nigeria, the seventh of nine children born to Chief Eliab Olufemi Badero and Stella Taiwo Badero.

Badero attended St Mary’s Private School in Lagos, and then Federal Government College Odobgolu for secondary school.

He obtained his medical degree at Obafemi Awolowo university before relocating to the United States.

He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Centre in Brooklyn, New York, followed by fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta Georgia and a three-year fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at SUNY Downstate.

He then completed fellowships in invasive & interventional cardiology and in peripheral vascular intervention at the Yale School of Medicine program at Bridgeport, Connecticut and a fellowship in interventional nephrology, endovascular medicine, and dialysis access intervention at SUNY Downstate.

Dr. Nnamdi C. Elenwoke is a neurosurgeon based in Basque, Spain.

After completing medical training in 2007 in Cuba, Dr. Elenwoke engaged in several scientific studies, as well as excelled during his Neurosurgery residency at the Miguel Servet Hospital in Zaragoza, Spain.

He trained in endoscopic skull base techniques at Emory University, Atlanta USA. He was an honorary observer at the Spine unit of National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London UK in 2016.

Dr. Elenwoke is a member of the Spanish Society of Neurosurgery, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies and the College of Physicians of Barcelona.

He is a Co-founder of Docotal Health Foundation that is dedicated to providing medical services in the most disadvantaged regions of the world, especially in Nigeria. Also he is an active member of the prestigious Rotary Club of Barcelona Pedralbes.

At Teknon Medical Centre Barcelona, Dr. Elenwoke collaborates with Neuroinstitut. He participates in innovational surgeries with international recognised Chiari & Hypermobility Unit and Scoliosis Spine Center.

Dr. John C. Nwofia is a physiatrist in Nashville, Tennessee and is affiliated with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Centre.

He received his medical degree from University of Lagos College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

One of his office is located in Tennessee where he specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Management.


Dr Oluyinka Olutoye is a Nigerian surgeon in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr Oluyinka Olutoye, the surgeon who operated on an unborn baby and restored it into the mother’s womb.

He is a pediatric surgeon at the Texas Children’s Hospital and the Co-Director of the He received his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Ogun State University in 1988 before his post-graduate medical education in paediatrics at Howard University and District of Columbia General Hospital.

He later enrolled at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, in 1996 for his doctoral degree in anatomy and then sought additional training in pediatric, fetal and thoracic surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr Olutoye then took up a faculty position at Baylor College of Medicine and, with his colleague, Dr. Darrell Cass, they established the Texas Children’s Fetal Center at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston Texas. He has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Aderonke O. Adekunle-Ojo (Ojo) is a pediatric emergency medicine physician in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

She received her medical degree from University of Lagos College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Her job is also to attend to medical emergencies in infants, children, and teens. They are trained in a wide range of illness and injuries so they are best equipped to handle serious and life-threatening problems specific to young patients.