COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Dr. Adekunle M. Adesina

Dr. Adekunle M. Adesina

Chair

Dr Adesina is a Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Pediatrics – Hematology / Oncology, Director, Neuropathology, Molecular Neuropathology and Global Pathology
Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

He received his MBBS degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Ph.D. (Molecular Neuro-oncology) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He had postgraduate clinical training in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria and the University of Vermont, Surgical Pathology, Cytology and Molecular Pathology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia and Research Fellowship at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada,

Dr Adesina has over 35 years experience in diagnostic pathology. He also has global experience and involvement in pathology education and coordinates the USCAP-WADIAP School of Pathology, serves/served as leading editor of the Atlas of Pediatric brain tumors, publisher – Springer, Chief Editor for the Neuropathology section of the e-pathology / e-medicine (WebMD / medscape) textbook and as a member of the Test Development and Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology. He is a recipient of the award of the Ist Benjamin Oluwakayode and Olabopo Osuntokun Visiting Professorship / endowed Chair in the Neurosciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria in 2008.

Dr Adesina’s research interest is in understanding the molecular determinants of neoplastic transformation and the nature of deregulation of FoxG1 cross-linked signal transduction in pediatric brain tumors with over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.

Dr Adesina serves as the lead for Pathology for the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), member of the AORTIC Council, a member of the IAP Education Committee and the lead for Friends of Africa-USCAP initiative.

Dr. Oyedele Adeyi

Dr. Oyedele Adeyi

Vice Chair

Dr. Oyedele Adeyi obtained his medical degree in 1987 from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. After residencies in Lagos, Nigeria and Dartmouth, NH, USA, he completed liver and transplantation pathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in January 2006.

Dr. Adeyi is currently an attending at the University of Minnesota Hospital and a Professor of Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Adeyi is active in both clinical and basic science research in transplantation and liver diseases, leading to several publications in peer-reviewed international journals and book chapters. He is also a keen educator and teacher. He is well traveled with speaking engagements locally, nationally, and internationally..

Dr. Adeyi is a member of several professional associations, including Canadian Association of Pathologists, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists, and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, among others.

Dr. Olukemi Ayotunde Esan

Dr. Olukemi Ayotunde Esan

Secretary

Dr Esan is a Hematopathologist and Associate Professor of Pathology at Allegheny Health Networks. She was formally at the West Virginia University Hospital (WVUH), Morgantown, WV and is involved in various teaching and research activities. She provides services in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, cytopathology and hematopathology. Additionally she serves on various tumor boards.

Prior to joining WVUH, Dr. Esan was a Consultant Hematologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) before relocating to the USA in 2005. She earned her undergraduate medical degree from the University of Ibadan (1991) and trained in Hematology & Blood transfusion at LUTH (FMCPath 2000).

Dr Esan appreciates the privileges she enjoys due to her prior medical experience in Nigeria, and understands the challenges faced by pathologists in West Africa. She looks forward to the exchange of ideas at this conference, with the hope of future collaborative efforts especially in the area of lymphoma pathology.