Pediatrics, Graduating Class of 2023
I was born and raised in Ibadan, Western Nigeria.
My medical school training was at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. I completed my rotations at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Why did you come to the U.S. – and to Michigan?
I came to the U.S. in December 2017 to pursue a master's degree in public health. During my amazing two-year MPH, I was involved in a lot of pediatric research and community outreach that fostered my interests in promoting the health and wellbeing of underserved children and families. I was also fortunate to work with seasoned pediatricians who inspired me to pursue a postgraduate career in clinical medicine. My first time in Michigan was during my residency interview at Hurley, and I loved the program's warm welcome right from the pre-interview dinner to the interview day. It felt like a close-knit family. Everyone seemed truly happy, and I knew I would feel at home working here.
Why did you choose your specialty?
I have always known I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, and I knew working with children would make me fulfilled in the long term. As a first child of two, I enjoyed taking care of my little sister and watching her grow. Children are the best. Their strength and resilience is second to none! Making them happy and healthy brings me so much joy and fulfillment. I cherish the opportunity of making impacts that could literally last a lifetime. I also love that I am able to allow my personality to shine through my interactions with children, 'cos work is mixed with lots of fun!
My spouse, Tobi, is a physician-turned-data scientist and artificial intelligence expert. My parents both live and work in Nigeria. Dad has a degree in economics and works as a banker with the government. Mom is a professor and post-graduate dean of studies at a private university. My sister lives and schools in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
What do you love about Hurley and Flint?
I love the passion that many professionals here have for the Flint community. Everyone is dedicated to making the city better and restoring hope to its residents. I also love how the program is dedicated to providing a well-rounded learning experience through patient case presentations, grand rounds and didactic lectures, and ensuring excellence in training exceptional residents.
What do you miss most about home?
I really miss my friends and family back home, but I try to keep in touch with social media, video calls and frequent texts.
Special talents & hobbies?
I love to travel and explore new places - I have a long list of more countries I plan to visit! I think I am a great singer too haha!:) Yes, I do love to sing and I have been in the choir all my life. I also love cooking my favorite African delicacies - I make out time to do this on my days off. I could dance all day all by myself!