Did you know that Nigeria’s Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) alumnus, Dr. Olurotimi Badero is the only combined Cardiologist and Nephrologist (heart and kidney) specialist Doctor in the world?

Olurotimi John Badero is a Nigerian doctor who resides in the United States. Dr. Badero specializes in cardiovascular disease (cardiology) with over 20 years experience in the Jackson area of Mississippi.

Dr Badero is amazingly, the world’s only combined Cardiologist and Nephrologist (heart and kidney) specialist. Not bad for a Nigerian – the country best known and portrayed by the Western media as a nation of corrupt politicians, fraudsters and drug pushers

Born the seventh of nine children to Chief Eliab Olufemi Olujoye Badero and Stella Taiwo Badero and raised in Lagos and Ogun states, Nigeria, Badero attended St. Mary’s Private School Lagos for his primary school education.

He received his secondary school education at Federal Government College Odogbolu, Ogun State. He was admitted to the Medical School at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Following medical school, he completed his internship year at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex at Ile-Ife.

He worked at General Hospital Isolo in Lagos to fulfill his one-year service requirement with the National Youth Service Corps. After this, he relocated to the United States where he completed three years of internal medicine residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. Badero was accepted at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta where he completed a two-year fellowship training in nephrology and hypertension.



Badero returned to SUNY Downstate to complete a three-year fellowship training in cardiovascular medicine.

Following this, he attended the Yale School of Medicine where he completed a fellowship in invasive & interventional cardiology and another in peripheral vascular intervention. He then returned to SUNY Downstate for a year of fellowship training in interventional nephrology and dialysis access intervention.


Dr Badero is testimonial to the assertion that in spite of the mediocre leadership and the unfortunate picture of the nation painted by  the Western press and perhaps not exactly helped by the dire reports coming out of the country itself, Nigeria still possesses some of the most brilliant minds in the world and Dr Olurotimi is just an example of that.


Original article WIKIPEDIA. Additional material







This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.