Dr. Modupe Elebute-Odunsi
Founder & CEO
After qualifying in medicine from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in 1986, Dr. Elebute completed postgraduate training in medicine and haemato-oncology at centres of excellence in London, including St Bartholomew’s Hospital, St George’s Hospital and The Royal Marsden.
With vast experience of treating patients with cancer, Dr. Elebute also received a prestigious research fellowship from the Leukaemia Research Fund and gained a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of London for her ground-breaking work.
In the UK, Dr. Elebute has held Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer posts at St George’s Hospital, the National Blood Service and King’s College Hospital, and has a well-established private practice at the Spire and Lister Hospitals. In Nigeria, she has worked at the Lagoon Hospitals, where she was instrumental in developing a pathology laboratory and a sickle cell clinic.
Dr. Elebute is widely published in scientific journals and textbooks. Involved in the development of the undergraduate haematology curriculum at St George’s University of London, Dr Elebute was also Postgraduate Director and Educational Supervisor for University of London’s Haematology Postgraduate Training Programme for several years.
She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and a member of the British Society of Haematology and the American Society of Haematology.
Passionate about giving back, Dr. Elebute helped set up the Sickle Cell Club of Lagos while still at medical school. She is Patron of Build Africa and a past Trustee of The Walkabout Foundation. She is married with children.
Qualifications: MBBS (Lagos); MD (London); FRCP; FRCPath