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

Patient-level and system-level determinants of stroke fatality across 16 large hospitals in Ghana and Nigeria: a prospective cohort study.

Sarfo FS, Akpa OM, Ovbiagele B, Akpalu A, Wahab K, Obiako R, Komolafe M, Owolabi L, Ogbole G, Fakunle A, Okekunle AP, Asowata OJ, Calys-Tagoe B, Uvere EO, Sanni T, Olowookere S, Ibinaiye P, Akinyemi JO, Arulogun O, Jenkins C, Lackland DT, Tiwari HK, Isah SY, Abubakar SA, Oladimeji A, Adebayo P, Akpalu J, Onyeonoro U, Ogunmodede JA, Akisanya C, Mensah Y, Oyinloye OI, Appiah L, Agunloye AM, Osaigbovo GO, Adeoye AM, Adeleye OO, Laryea RY, Olunuga T, Ogah OS, Oguike W, Ogunronbi M, Adeniyi W, Olugbo OY, Bello AH, Ogunjimi L, Diala S, Dambatta HA, Singh A, Adamu S, Obese V, Adusei N, Owusu D, Ampofo M, Tagge R, Fawale B, Yaria J, Akinyemi RO, Owolabi MO.

Lancet Glob Health. 2023 Apr. 11(4):e575-e585. PMID: 36805867

Are there differences in perceptions, preferences and attitudes towards disclosure of genetic testing for Stroke? A qualitative study among stroke-free SIREN-SIBS genomics study participants.

Arulogun O, Nichols M, Jenkins C, Fakunle AG, Akpa O, Sarfo FS, Akpalu A, Wahab K, Obiako R, Komolafe M, Owolabi L, Osaigbovo GO, Okekunle AP, Akinyemi J, Ogbole G, Calys-Tagoe B, Adeleye A, Mensah Y, Asowata OJ, Adeoye AM, Appiah L, Singh A, Adebayo P, Arnett D, Tiwari HK, Lackland D, Ibinaiye P, Oguike W, Melikam C, Sunday A, Bello A, Ogah O, Akinyemi R, Ovbiagele B, Owolabi M.

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2023 Mar. 32(3):106978. PMID: 36634397

Correction: Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes among Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19: Findings from the World Heart Federation COVID-19 Study.

Prabhakaran D, Singh K, Kondal D, Raspail L, Mohan B, Kato T, Sarrafzadegan N, Talukder SH, Akter S, Amin MR, Goma F, Gomez-Mesa J, Ntusi N, Inofomoh F, Deora S, Philippov E, Svarovskaya A, Konradi A, Puentes A, Ogah OS, Stanetic B, Issa A, Thienemann F, Juzar D, Zaidel E, Sheikh S, Ojji D, Lam CSP, Ge J, Banerjee A, Newby LK, Ribeiro ALP, Gidding S, Pinto F, Perel P, Sliwa K.

Glob Heart. 2022. 17(1):79. PMID: 36382154

Differential associations between pre-diabetes, diabetes and stroke occurrence among West Africans.

Sarfo FS, Ovbiagele B, Akinyemi J, Akpa O, Akpalu A, Wahab K, Ogbole G, Obiako R, Komolafe M, Owolabi L, Osaigbovo G, Jenkins C, Fakunle A, Adeoye A, Lackland D, Arnett D, Tiwari HK, Olunuga T, Uvere E, Fawale B, Ogah O, Agunloye A, Faniyan M, Diala S, Yinka O, Laryea R, Osimhiarherhuo A, Akinsanya C, Abdulwasiu A, Akpalu J, Arulogun O, Appiah L, Dambatta H, Olayemi B, Onasanya A, Isah S, Akinyemi R, Owolabi M.

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2022 Nov. 31(11):106805. PMID: 36194925

Rivaroxaban in Rheumatic Heart Disease-Associated Atrial Fibrillation.

Connolly SJ, Karthikeyan G, Ntsekhe M, Haileamlak A, El Sayed A, El Ghamrawy A, Damasceno A, Avezum A, Dans AML, Gitura B, Hu D, Kamanzi ER, Maklady F, Fana G, Gonzalez-Hermosillo JA, Musuku J, Kazmi K, Z├╝hlke L, Gondwe L, Ma C, Paniagua M, Ogah OS, Molefe-Baikai OJ, Lwabi P, Chillo P, Sharma SK, Cabral TTJ, Tarhuni WM, Benz A, van Eikels M, Krol A, Pattath D, Balasubramanian K, Rangarajan S, Ramasundarahettige C, Mayosi B, Yusuf S.

N Engl J Med. 2022 09 15. 387(11):978-988. PMID: 36036525

Determinants of metabolic syndrome and its prognostic implications among stroke patients in Africa: Findings from the Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network (SIREN) study.

Adeoye AM, Akintunde AA, Akinyemi J, Fakunle AG, Sarfo FS, Akpalu A, Wahab K, Obiako R, Komolafe M, Owolabi L, Osaigbovo GO, Akpa O, Arulogun O, Okekunle AP, Ogah OS, Jenkins C, Ogbole G, Tiwari HK, Asowata OJ, Ibinaiye P, Appiah L, Agunloye AM, Yaria J, Calys-Tagoe B, Agbogu-Ike OU, Adeniyi S, Adebayo P, Balogun O, Aderonmu O, Adeegbe OT, Adebayo O, Akinyemi R, Ovbiagele B, Owolabi M.

J Neurol Sci. 2022 10 15. 441:120360. PMID: 35985161

Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes among Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19: Findings from the World Heart Federation COVID-19 Study.

Prabhakaran D, Singh K, Kondal D, Raspail L, Mohan B, Kato T, Sarrafzadegan N, Talukder SH, Akter S, Amin MR, Goma F, Gomez-Mesa J, Ntusi N, Inofomoh F, Deora S, Philippov E, Svarovskaya A, Konradi A, Puentes A, Ogah OS, Stanetic B, Issa A, Thienemann F, Juzar D, Zaidel E, Sheikh S, Ojji D, Lam CSP, Ge J, Banerjee A, Newby LK, Ribeiro ALP, Gidding S, Pinto F, Perel P, Sliwa K.

Glob Heart. 2022. 17(1):40. PMID: 35837356