About the Author

Dolapo Babalola is the oldest of four children born in Lagos, Nigeria in the mid-1970s to Dr. and Mrs. Adeoshun, who are both based in Nigeria. She spent her formative years in London and returned to Nigeria with her parents in the mid-1980s to continue schooling.

She obtained her medical degree MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in 2000 from the University of Guyana, South America. After that, she completed an Internship in 2001 at the University College Teaching Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. She aspired to new horizons by pursuing other avenues of learning. She immigrated to the United States in the pursuit of higher learning and fulfillment.

She was an intern in the Morehouse Psychiatry Residency Program in 2003, but changed to the Family Medicine Residency Program and graduated in 2007. During this period, Dolapo Babalola received multiple awards, such as the Resident’s Forum Award for Outstanding Case Presentation at the National Medical Association conference in 2006, and the following year she received first place for the Family Medicine research presentation at the American Academy of Family Physicians, Scientific Assembly, 2007.

Dolapo Babalola is an assistant professor of Clinical Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. She also serves as an administrative director for the Maternal Child Health Division. She is a practicing family physician at one of the Grady satellite clinics, just outside of Atlanta, GA.

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