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Professor Olufemi Olatunbosun

Professor Olufemi Olatunbosun is professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada. He graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine in 1973 and undertook his postgraduate residency training in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecological oncology fellowship at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada. He is a Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the West African College of Surgeons. Between 1982 and 1991, he held academic and consultant clinical appointments at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria, and King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before returning to Canada in 1992.


Professor Olatunbosun rose to the rank of Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in 1999, where he has been Head of Department, Vice Dean of Medicine and Chief of Medical Staff (Chief Medical Director) for Saskatoon Health Region). He has been Chair of the Saskatchewan Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Sessions Management for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He served as ad hoc consultant to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and is currently a Trustee of the Commonwealth Medical Trust, a United Kingdom-based organization that actively promotes Sexual and Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights and Reproductive health education in developing countries.  


Professor Olatunbosun is an international champion of reproductive health research and education, a discipline where he has published more than 200 refereed articles, abstracts and book chapters. He pioneered surgical techniques for treating recurrent mid-trimester pregnancy loss (rescue cervical cerclage; abdominal cerclage), and was one of the early pioneers of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in sub-Sahara Africa. He introduced colposcopy and cytologic screening for cervical cancer to Nigeria where he pioneered cryosurgery for treating pre-invasive cervical neoplasia.


He is a recipient of 38 research grants, including grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, Royal University Hospital Foundation, University of Saskatchewan Research grants and from industry. He is a reviewer to several international journals including the African Journal of Reproductive Health where he has served as a member of the Editorial Board for over 16 years.


Professor Olatunbosun is a recipient of several teaching, research and leadership awards and honors including citations in the Lancet and Who’s Who in Black Canada. He is married to Mrs. Clara Olatunbosun (nee Odeyemi) and they are blessed with children and grandchildren.

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