Renowned Paediatric Surgeon with a special interest in neonatal oesophageal surgery and paediatric penile reconstruction.

Professor Bode is a renowned Paediatric Surgeon who hails from Ejigbo, Osun state. He obtained his MBCHB at the University of Ife (then Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1980 and trained as a surgeon in LUTH from 1982-1990. He became a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons as well as Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in 1992. He won many travel grants and awards, including the Sir Samuel Manuwa Memorial Award for overall best candidate at the finals of the NPMCN examinations in 1992. He also trained in paediatric laparoscopy at the Schneider Children’s Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel and has had surgical training opportunities at the Manchester Children’s Hospital UK. Bode joined the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos in November 1992 as a lecturer and was Honorary Consultant Paediatric Surgeon to LUTH, with special interest in neonatal oesophageal surgery and paediatric penile reconstruction. He rose to become Professor of Surgery in 2010 and served LUTH as SERVCOM Nodal Officer from 2008-2012 and as Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee from 2012-14. Bode was Secretary General of the West African College of Surgeons from 2001-2007 and Treasurer, Pan African Association of Surgeons (PAAS) among others.