BADEMOSI Olajide Feyisara









Prof. Olajide Feyisara Bademosi (MBBS London, MSc McMaster); FNMCP, FWACP, FRCP London.

"Skipper" 'Bros Jide' to many was born in Abeokuta on 25th February, 1941.

He attended Government College Ibadan from September 1953 to December 1960. He was in Grier House.

Jide Bademosi studied Medicine at the University of Ibadan, UI from October 1961 to October 1966 on Federal Government Scholarship. While at the Medical School, Jide won the following:
(i) May & Baker Prize for the best Pre-Clinical Student in 1962/63.
(ii) University Sportsman of the Year, 1963/64; Captain, UI Cricket Team.
(iii) Special University Award for Sports 1965/66.
(iv) Leverhulme Travelling Fellowship for Commonwealth Clinical Students, April to July, 1966.

His distinguished professional career started as a House Officer in October 1966 at UCH, Ibadan, trained at UCH, London, and The National Hosp for Nervous Disease, Queens Sq., London. He was on Rockefeller Fellowship for M.Sc. Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (July 1982 - September 1983). He became a Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ibadan on 1st October, 1980. A post he held till he voluntarily retired in February 1991. From 1987 to 2009, he was Professor of Neurology at King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia and was Chairman, Department of Neurology from 1990 - 1992. During his tenure at Saudi, he was an Examiner, King Faisal University For Award of Fellowships in Neurology and Neurosurgery, Saudi Health Services Board in Neurology.

Professor Bademosi has published over one hundred scientific papers in peer reviewed International and Local Journals, and has contributed to Chapters in Neurology Textbooks and Monographs. His main research interests include The Epilepsies, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuroepidemiology, Headache Syndromes and Parkinson's disease.

Skipper is an all-round Sportsman. Member of the Cricket (had Colours), Football and Lawn Tennis Teams at GCI. He had Colours at UI in Cricket & Hockey; he was a member of the Western State Hockey Team. He played Cricket regularly for Nigeria from 1962 and was Captain, Nigeria Cricket Team 1975 - 1981. He was Vice - Chairman, Nigerian Cricket Association (1987 - 1989) and Chairman, Oyo State Cricket Association (1986 - 1989). He was inducted into the University of Ibadan Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Professor Bademosi became a Fellow, Nigeria College of Physicians in 1975, West African College of Physicians, October 1976, and the Royal College of Physicians, London in April, 1983. He received the GCIOBA National Merit Award in 1992.

Professor Bademosi is happily married and blessed with two children.

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