Nigerian Doctor, Olakunle Akinboboye Makes History, Appointed First Black Chair Of US Medical Board

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The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has appointed a Nigerian doctor, Olakunle Akinboboye, as the chair of its cardiovascular disease board. It is the first time the 81-year-old body would appoint a black chair to head the cardiovascular disease board. Akinboboye will be responsible for certifying all deserving cardiologists in the United States. Heading the 12 members of the board from across the country, Akinboboye will also carry out periodic knowledge assessments of all practising cardiologists in the US.

Commenting on his appointment, Akinboboye said he is “proud to have the opportunity to chair this very important board.

“Unfortunately I am taking over the mantle of leadership at a point in time in which many cardiologists are openly revolting because of what they perceive as high handedness of the board over the years.”

Akinboboye said his goal as the board chair is “to work with other board members to come up with assessments for practicing cardiologists that are fair, and not unduly burdensome”.

Richard Baron, president and CEO of ABIM, via a press release, welcomed the new chair on behalf of the board.

He said, “we are honored to have Dr. Berns, Dr. Akinboboye and Dr. Udden—three highly regarded physicians with significant clinical experience to serve the community in their disciplines and across specialties to offer more choice, relevance and convenience as they help to set the standards for excellent patient care”.

Here are a few things to note about Akinboboye.

Akinboboye received his medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and later finished his internal medicine residency and part of his cardiology fellowship at the Nassau County Medical Center, State University of Stony Brook.

He has masters degrees in public health from Columbia University and business administration from Columbia Business School.
tegonwa at 01:43 AM, 30 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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CONGRATULATIONS !You see...you see God never abandons His people. While Bobrisky is in the US bringing shame to Yoruba people, Doctor Olakunle is there making them proud. So happy for this doctor.Hopeful  he will continue to soar higher in medicine unlike the other one whose anus is soaring wider by the day.Too hopeless of him.Homos3xually hopeless!
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victorstic1 at 09:21 AM, 30 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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YORUBA ALL THE WAY  SEE OUR IGBO PPLE PRETENDED NOT TO SEE THIS :I LOVE THIS CULTURE; I CAN DENOUCE MY IGBO INDIGENE TO THIS TRIBE
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gogoman at 09:42 AM, 30 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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GOOD MAN
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proly at 04:12 PM, 30 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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Congrats
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Haso112 at 07:17 PM, 30 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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Quote from: victorstic1 on 09:21 AM, 30 Jul 17
YORUBA ALL THE WAY  SEE OUR IGBO PPLE PRETENDED NOT TO SEE THIS :I LOVE THIS CULTURE; I CAN DENOUCE MY IGBO INDIGENE TO THIS TRIBE

THEY'LL NEVER SEE THIS OOOO.... IT'S HOW TO CASTIGATE AND SPEAK ILL OF OTHERS THEY KNOW.... VERY INSECURE LOTS....!!!
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ruthie at 09:26 AM, 8 Sep 17 (5 months ago)
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CONGRATS
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