Faces of Black Excellence July 24, 2019 at 05:00 pm

Five African medical geniuses who have impressed the world

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola July 24, 2019 at 05:00 pm

July 24, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Faces of Black Excellence

Olurotimi Badero is the world’s only combined heart and kidney specialist doctor. Pic credit: StarGist

Dr Olurotimi Badero

Born in Lagos, Nigeria and currently living in the U.S., Badero holds 6 different certifications in the six different specialities in medicine. He led the team which performed the world’s first successful kidney transplant. He is the first person in the world to become a cardiology and nephrology (Heart and Kidney) specialist.

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Olurotimi Badero. Pic credit: BARONESSJ.COM

Recognised in the U.S for an outstanding medical career and service to humanity, he is the first cardiologist to perform trans-radical cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary angioplasty at Central Mississippi Medical Center in 2011.

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