The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has appointed Prof Akeem Olawale Lasisi as the new Acting Chief Medical Director for the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, LAUTECH, Osogbo.
A statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, Semiu Okanlawon, said the appointment takes effect immediately.
A 1990 graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, Prof Lasisi, after his mandatory national youth service at the Comprehensive Health Centre, Guma, Benue State between 1991 and 1992, worked at the General Hospital, Ilesha between 1992 and 1993.
He started residency training in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University College Hospital, Ibadan in December 1993 and became a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in Medical College of Nigeria in May 2002.
He joined the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ibadan as a Lecturer in December 2000 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in July 2004 and Professor in October 2010.
He has received several travel and research grants including the Faculty of Clinical Science travel grant 2003 and 2005, MacArthur Travel Grant 2006, National Institute of Health Travel grant 2013 and the University of Ibadan MacArthur Foundation Multidisciplinary Team Research Grant in 2008 for the Immunological study of prenatal risk factors of ear infection in first year of life.
He is married to Dr. Mrs Jemilat Lasisi, a fellow of the same College and Lecturer in Physiology/Oral Pathology in the University of Ibadan with 4 children.