CBE; CON; MB, Ch.B; FRCS; Hon D.Sc.(Ife)
Born 31st August, 1917 at Jathomas Rubber Estates, Sapele. Attended Wesleyan Boys High School (Methodist Boys High School); Igbobi College; University of Birmingham (1939-42). Member of the academic staff of University of Birmingham (1943-45). First Nigerian to be admitted to the Royal college of Surgeons of England. University College, Ibadan / University of Ibadan (1949/62); University of Lagos (1962-72): Dean, University of Lagos Medical School (1962-67); Chairman, Lagos University Teaching Hospital Management Board (1962-66); Provost, College of Medicine,(1968-72); Professor & Head of Department of Surgery, College of Medicine (1962-72). Vice-Chancellor, University Of Ibadan (1972-75). Editor, West African Medical Journal; Member, Editorial Committee, British Medical Journal of Surgery. Past President, Association of Surgeons of West Africa; First President, Association of Medical Schools in Africa.


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