Rufus Akinyemi, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Rufus AKINYEMI M.D., Ph.D., is Deputy Director of the Center for Genomics and Precision Medicine at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Nigeria. He is a Principal Investigator in the Neuroscience and Aging Research Unit of the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, University of Ibadan College of Medicine, and a Consultant Neurologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle, UK, an M.Sc. in Cell Biology and Genetics and a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Ibadan. He completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Dr. Akinyemi has led numerous research studies on the risk factors, consequences and management of stroke in Africa. He's the Founding Chair of the Steering Committee of the African Stroke Organization (ASO). He has won several awards, scholarships and fellowships, including the James Kimani Award from the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa and the Bruce Schoenberg International Award in Neuroepidemiology from the American Academy of Neurology. He has served as a member of the steering committee of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium Dr. Akinyemi also coordinates the Genomics and Biorepository Core of the SIREN study on genetic determinants of stroke in the West African population (within the H3Africa network).