Dr. Biobele Brown


Dr. Biobele Brown graduated with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics. At present, he is a Reader (Associate Professor) at the Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and an Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He is in charge of the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology unit in the Hospital, where children with sickle cell disease and cancer are managed.  

 Dr. Brown has research and clinical interests in Sickle cell disease and has had observer ship programs at the Haematology/Oncology division of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, New York and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. He was also beneficiary the D43 National Institutes of Health Grant, courtesy the Centre for Global Health, University of Chicago, that enabled him observe newborn screening for Haemoglobinopathies at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  His studies on SCD focus on infections, stroke and point-of-care tests, among others. As part of a collaboration between the University of Ibadan and University of Chicago, his current research activity includes Genotyping of Sickle Cell Disease and its genetic modifiers in Nigeria.  He is the Site Lead for the Sickle Pan African Research Consortium (SPARCO) project in Ibadan and a member of the Sickle Pan African Network (SPAN). Dr. Brown is also a member of the Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria, and the Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF).