A US based surgeon Dr. Olawale Sulaiman, is on the spotlight as his outreach program in Africa sees him traveling to Nigeria every month to conduct free medical services.
Dr. Sulaiman is a neurosurgeon and the system chairman of the neurosurgery department at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.
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The story of Dr Wale Sulaimon, a US based neurosurgeon, who shuttles on monthly basis between the US & Nigeria to offer free medical services in Lagos.pic.twitter.com/2FvylwqYNa
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According to beckersspine.com, here are five things to know about Dr. Sulaiman:
1. Dr. Sulaiman received his medical degree from the Medical University in Varna, Bulgaria. He underwent fellowship training in complex nerve reconstruction at Louisiana State University in New Orleans and completed a complex spine surgery fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He also holds a PhD in neuroscience from University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives.
2. Dr. Sulaiman began his medical mission to Nigeria in 2010. At the outset, he would go to Nigeria every few months. Now he travels each month and spends seven days to 10 days performing surgery there.
3. In order to have the flexibility to travel, Dr. Sulaiman agreed with Ochsner to give up 15 percent of his salary.
4. In the past five years, Dr. Sulaiman and his team have performed surgeries on 500 patients as well as screened and provided preventative medicine to 5,000 people. Ochsner supports his efforts by sending supplies overseas with him.
5. Dr. Sulaiman founded RNZ Global to educate and empower Nigerians to raise the standard of healthcare.