The Federal House of Representatives on Thursday celebrated with standing ovation, a US-based Nigerian surgeon, Dr Oluyinka Olutoye, who successfully removed tumour from a baby in her mother’s womb.
Besides, the Green Chamber recommended him for National Award by the Federal Government.
Whenever Olutoye is around in Nigeria, he would be attending the House plenary session for further recognition.
This followed a motion moved by Hon Linus Okorie (Ebonyi State) on the need to commend Olutoye on his medical feat fear away in the USA.
Olutoye is a co-Director of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center, and fetal surgery team member, as well as a general paediatric surgeon.
He has specialised clinical expertise in fetal and neonatal surgery, with specific interest in congenital diaphragmatic hernia and complex wounds.
Olutoye received his medical degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1988 and PhD in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, U.S., in 1996.
He is a member of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society and a Fellow of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Surgeons.
He is also a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons.