OUR MALE PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR 2021 IS Professor Rotimi Ayodele Kayode JAIYESIMI


Professor Rotimi Jaiyesimi graduated from the University of Ibadan Medical School in 1978. He came to the British Isles in 1985 in pursuit of further professional development. He has worked in Nigeria, Ireland, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. He was appointed Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK in 1994. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Professor Jaiyesimi holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Mastersdegree in Medical Law.

He is currently the Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety at BTUH, Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sunderland and the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan. A member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), he is Chairman of the Board of Management at Brighthope Specialist Hospitals, Lagos, Nigeria and the Secretary of the Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (MANSAG).

He is passionate about the safety of patients, developing the younger generation by teaching and leading by example. As Visiting Professor to the University OF Ibadan Law Faculty, he had delivered lectures to postgraduate students and staff on the legal issues in clinical practice and on the sustainable development goals. He has been a member of faculty of many training missions to Abuja, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Sagamu and Tanzania. He is a public speaker and has appeared in print and visual media.

Professor Jaiyesimi is keen to see the sharing of knowledge between Nigerian health care professionals in the diaspora and colleagues in Nigeria. This is to reverse the brain drain and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and skills. He was the Chairman of the Presidential Initiative on Medical Excellence (PRIME) and the Presidential Initiative on DiasporanEngagement (PRIDE) between April 2016 and October 2017. He made contributions to the Federal Republic of Nigeria National Policy on Diaspora Matters in December 2016 and was a participant at the multi-stakeholder Validation Seminar on the National Policy on Diaspora Matters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja in December 2016.

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