Medical Training – The Team
Mr. OlTunde Ashaolu
Tunde trained and worked as a Trauma Surgeon in South Africa, employed at the biggest Trauma Hospitals in the Southern hemisphere, the Johannesburg and Baragwanath Hospitals, under the academic direction of the University of Witwatersrand. He advanced his career at the John Hunter University Hospital in New South Wales, Australia where he worked as an Emergency Specialist. He joined the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2003 to continue specialisation in Emergency Medicine and shortly afterwards took up a Consultant post in Trauma and Emergency Medicine.
His other training includes Toxicology from the Cardiff University in Wales and a Disaster Management degree overseen by the UK Cabinet Office (COBRA). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, a Fellow of the UK College of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. He is presently the Clinical Director of the Emergency Care Centre at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in the Northern Lincolnshire. He is also a Senior Clinical Tutor at the Hull York Medical School and a College Tutor for the Emergency College, United Kingdom.
He is the incumbent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Educate Medicine.
Mr. Sigismund Wilkey
Sigismund is an experienced and excellent clinician who has excelled in the UK medical environment. He is trained in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine, and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the UK College of Emergency Medicine. He is currently employed as a Consultant in Trauma and Emergency Medicine at Lister Hospital Stevenage, in Hertfordshire, UK. He is also the Undergraduate Tutor/Honoray Senior Clinical Lecturer for the Royal Free/University College London medical students.
His passion however is the innovative adaptation of the Ultrasound machine into daily clinical practice and he is one of the leading pioneers in the United Kingdom. To this end, he underwent a Fellowship in Focused Ultrasound at the King’s College London.
He has also been responsible for establishing the Emergency Department at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital where he was appointed as the first Head of Department. His recent activities in Nigeria where he spent a year of sabbatical leave has provided him with a unique understanding of the Nigerian Medical environment and his Directorship input into Educate Medicine has provided the insight needed for fine tuning our services to local needs.
Dr Biodun Ogungbo
Biodun is a UK Registered Specialist in Neurosurgery and Nigerian Medical and Dental Council registered Surgeon. He has extensive surgical repertoire in elective and emergency neurosurgery procedures. Experience was obtained working in different hospitals in the UK. Notably, James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, Newcastle General Hospital, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool. Dr Ogungbo has a higher degree in Neurosurgery and also obtained a Distinction in Science from the Open University (UK). He has a strong clinical research and audit base with a significant number of publications in peer reviewed journals. He is highly interested in stroke and spinal cord injuries and has written extensively about these conditions. He supports medical education and is very active in creating awareness about neuroscience issues in Nigeria. He is currently the Neurosurgeon at the Cedarcrest Hospitals, Abuja.
Dr. Lisa Perez
Lisa is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Hull and East Yorkshire Royal Infirmary where she is the Clinical Lead for Audit. She is also trained in Acute Medicine and she regularly teaches on Life Support courses. Her love for travels has taken her to the corners of the globe both for clinical practice and for recreational purposes.
Dr. Karen Smith
Karen has worked in Trauma and Emergency hospitals in South Africa, perfecting the art of managing acute presentations. She moved to Australia where she trained and worked as an Acute Physician before relocating back to the United Kingdom, continuing to work as an acute physician. She has recently completed further specialisation in Family Medicine.
Dr Janine Vermeulen
Janine is an Emergency Medicine Consultant at the prestigious York District Hospital. Her medical training was in South Africa and she relocated to the United Kingdom to specialise in Emergency Medicine. She is passionate about teaching Life Support courses and she instructs on a number of them.