As Black history month rolls in, Glazia is excited to join the celebration to spotlight, honor and celebrate people from the motherland who are making the nation proud by making global impact all around the globe. As CNN host; Fareed Zakaria described last year described during one of his shows – “Nigerians are the most educated and hardworking immigrants in the US and have added over $26 billion dollars to the US economy.” according to statistics provided by certain studies cited by him.In honor of Black History Month, we will be celebrating Nigerians putting their footprints in the sands of time all around the globe, including those who are from Nigeria, living in Nigeria as well as the diaspora. Join us with the hashtag #GlaziaBlackHistory. Next on the List is;

Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye

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Surgeon-In-Chief Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the United States.

“Do the best you can with what you have where you are. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Look before you leap,” 

Dr. Olutoye leads one of the largest children’s hospital surgery departments in the world as Surgeon-in-Chief. He has also been appointed professor and the E. Thomas Boles Jr. chair of pediatric surgery at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine.

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Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s hospital, Dr. Olutoye served as co-director of the Fetal Center and the immediate past president of the medical staff at Texas Children’s Hospital. At Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston, TX, he was a tenured Professor of Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics, and chair of the Faculty Senate. As a pediatric and fetal surgeon, he brings specialized clinical expertise in fetal and neonatal surgery. Fetal surgeons work closely with obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists to provide exceptional care for babies who need surgery in-utero and to improve outcomes for a range of conditions such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, spina bifida and other congenital anomalies.

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Dr. Olutoye received his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and earned his PhD in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth University, and his fellowships in pediatric and fetal surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the West African College of Surgeons. Dr. Olutoye is a member of the American Surgical Association, the American Pediatric Surgical Association and past president of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society.

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