Dr Samuel Adegoke

Samuel Ademola Adegoke is currently a Senior Lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and a Consultant Paediatric haematologist at the Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC). He obtained Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) as well as Masters of Public Health (MPH) from OAU, Ile-Ife. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians. In 2016, he obtained PhD in Haematology from Paulista School of Medicine, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil.

Dr Adegoke is the Coordinator of the Paediatric Haematology Unit at the Wesley Guild Hospital Ilesa, an arm of OAUTHC where he supervises the management of over 400 children with sickle cell disease (SCD). He has published over 60 papers in both local and international peer-reviewed journals, with vast majority of them on SCD. Some of his contributions examined the roles of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the pathogenesis of vasoocclusion, intravascular haemolysis and inflammation in children with SCD; development and validation of SCD scoring system, point of care testing in SCD and impact of hydroxyurea therapy on transcranial Doppler flow velocity in children. He is the Site Lead for the Sickle Pan African Research Consortium (SPARCO) project in Ile-Ife (Paediatrics).

Dr Adegoke is an active member of Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria and one of the beneficiaries of the FIOCRUZ Scholarship Program for postgraduate studies initated by the society in 2013. He is also a member of some other academic and professional bodies including the Nigerian Paediatric Association and American Society for Hematology.