Visiting Scholars and Scientists

Okechukwu Ogah

Lown Scholar

Global Health and Population

osogah56156@gmail.com


Overview

Dr Ogah is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at the Department of Medicine , University of Ibadan and Consultant Physician/Cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds Ph.D. in Medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand South Africa, and an MSc in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) both from the University of Ibadan. He is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians, Nigerian Cardiac Society, European Cardiac Society and American College of Cardiology.
He is a Bernard Lown visiting scholar at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and the current President of the Nigerian Cardiac Society.
His research interests include surveys on cardiovascular risk factors, national heart disease registries, continental heart failure registries, pericarditis, rheumatic heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and systemic hypertension. He has over 120 publications in peer reviewed journals. He is married with children.

Fellowship in Cardiology, 04/2002, Cardiology
University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Fellowship in Cardiology, 04/2003, Cardiology
King's College Hospital, London United Kingdom

Certtificate in Epidemiology and Global Health, 08/2009, Epidemiology and Global Health
University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom

MBBS, 09/1995, Medicine and Surgery
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

MSc, 09/2004, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

FWACP, 10/2004, Internal Medicine/ Cardiology
West African Postgraduate Medical College, Lagos, Nigeria

PhD, 12/2016, Internal Medicine
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


Bibliography

Stroke occurrence by hypertension treatment status in Ghana and Nigeria: A case-control study.

Sarfo FS, Asowata OJ, Akpa OM, Akinyemi J, Wahab K, Singh A, Akpalu A, Opare-Addo PA, Okekunle AP, Ogbole G, Fakunle A, Adebayo O, Obiako R, Akisanya C, Komolafe M, Olunuga T, Chukwuonye II, Osaigbovo G, Olowoyo P, Adebayo PB, Jenkins C, Bello A, Laryea R, Ibinaye P, Olalusi O, Adeniyi S, Arulogun O, Ogah O, Adeoye A, Samuel D, Calys-Tagoe B, Tiwari H, Obiageli O, Mensah Y, Appiah L, Akinyemi R, Ovbiagele B, Owolabi M.

J Neurol Sci. 2024 Mar 17. 459:122968. PMID: 38518449

Tobacco use and risk of acute stroke in 32 countries in the INTERSTROKE study: a case-control study.

Wang X, Liu X, O'Donnell MJ, McQueen M, Sniderman A, Pare G, Hankey GJ, Rangarajan S, Chin SL, Rao-Melacini P, Ferguson J, Xavier D, Zhang H, Liu L, Pais P, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Damasceno A, Langhorne P, Rosengren A, Dans AL, Elsayed A, Avezum A, Mondo C, Judge C, Diener HC, Ryglewicz D, Czlonkowska A, Pogosova N, Weimar C, Iqbal R, Diaz R, Yusoff K, Yusufali A, Oguz A, Penaherrera E, Lanas F, Ogah OS, Ogunniyi A, Iversen HK, Malaga G, Rumboldt Z, Oveisgharan S, Al Hussain F, Nilanont Y, Yusuf S.

EClinicalMedicine. 2024 Apr. 70:102515. PMID: 38516107

ACHIEVE conference proceedings: implementing action plans to reduce and control hypertension burden in Africa.

Olowoyo P, Dzudie A, Okekunle AP, Obiako R, Mocumbi A, Beheiry H, Parati G, Lackland DT, Sarfo FS, Odili A, Adeoye AM, Wahab K, Agyemang C, Campbell N, Kengne AP, Whelton PK, Pellicori P, Ebenezer AA, Adebayo O, Olalusi O, Jegede A, Uvere E, Adebajo O, Awuah B, Moran A, Williams B, Guzik TJ, Kokuro C, Bukachi F, Ogah OS, Delles C, Maffia P, Akinyemi R, Barango P, Ojji D, Owolabi M.

J Hum Hypertens. 2024 Mar. 38(3):193-199. PMID: 38424209

Novel functional insights into ischemic stroke biology provided by the first genome-wide association study of stroke in indigenous Africans.

Akinyemi RO, Tiwari HK, Srinivasasainagendra V, Akpa O, Sarfo FS, Akpalu A, Wahab K, Obiako R, Komolafe M, Owolabi L, Osaigbovo GO, Mamaeva OA, Halloran BA, Akinyemi J, Lackland D, Obiabo OY, Sunmonu T, Chukwuonye II, Arulogun O, Jenkins C, Adeoye A, Agunloye A, Ogah OS, Ogbole G, Fakunle A, Uvere E, Coker MM, Okekunle A, Asowata O, Diala S, Ogunronbi M, Adeleye O, Laryea R, Tagge R, Adeniyi S, Adusei N, Oguike W, Olowoyo P, Adebajo O, Olalere A, Oladele O, Yaria J, Fawale B, Ibinaye P, Oyinloye O, Mensah Y, Oladimeji O, Akpalu J, Calys-Tagoe B, Dambatta HA, Ogunniyi A, Kalaria R, Arnett D, Rotimi C, Ovbiagele B, Owolabi MO.

Genome Med. 2024 Feb 05. 16(1):25. PMID: 38317187

Dietary patterns associated with hypertension among stroke-free indigenous Africans: insights from the Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network study.

Okekunle AP, Asowata OJ, Akpa OM, Fakunle AG, Bodunde I, Komolafe M, Arulogun O, Sarfo FS, Obiako R, Osaigbovo G, Ogbole G, Bello A, Adeniyi S, Calys-Tagoe B, Appiah L, Jenkins C, Oyinloye O, Dambatta H, Balogun O, Singh A, Olalere A, Mensah Y, Ogah OS, Ibinaiye P, Adebayo O, Adebajo O, Adebayo P, Chukwuonye I, Akinyemi R, Ovbiagele B, Owolabi M.

J Hypertens. 2024 Apr 01. 42(4):620-628. PMID: 38230616

Clinical and neuroimaging factors associated with 30-day fatality among indigenous West Africans with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.

Komolafe MA, Sunmonu T, Akinyemi J, Sarfo FS, Akpalu A, Wahab K, Obiako R, Owolabi L, Osaigbovo GO, Ogbole G, Tiwari HK, Jenkins C, Lackland DT, Fakunle AG, Uvere E, Akpa O, Dambatta HA, Akpalu J, Onasanya A, Olaleye A, Ogah OS, Isah SY, Fawale MB, Adebowale A, Okekunle AP, Arnett D, Adeoye AM, Agunloye AM, Bello AH, Aderibigbe AS, Idowu AO, Sanusi AA, Ogunmodede A, Balogun SA, Egberongbe AA, Rotimi FT, Fredrick A, Akinnuoye AO, Adeniyi FA, Calys-Tagoe B, Adebayo P, Arulogun O, Agbogu-Ike OU, Yaria J, Appiah L, Ibinaiye P, Singh A, Adeniyi S, Olalusi O, Mande A, Balogun O, Akinyemi R, Ovbiagele B, Owolabi M.

J Neurol Sci. 2024 Jan 15. 456:122848. PMID: 38171072