Anthony Adebukola Oyekunle

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Dr. Oyekunle is a clinical, laboratory and academic Haematologist. He was also until recently an Associate Professor (Reader) at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU, Nigeria), University of Botswana (UB, Botswana) and the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS, Tanzania), before joining the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has also contributed to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and mentoring in Nigeria, Botswana, Tanzania and New Zealand.

Anthony obtained an MBBS from the University of Ibadan, and completed a Haematology residency in 2006, both in Nigeria, with a fellowship in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (Germany). He has also completed short training stints in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (Italy) and Molecular Diagnostics (USA).

Dr. Oyekunle’s research has focused on haemato-oncology and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), out of which has emanated over 45 peer-reviewed papers. He is widely regarded as an African leukemia expert and patient advocate.

Most recently, he is collaborating with other researchers in Africa, Europe and the United States, to study chronic myeloid leukemias and advocating for improved access to the best treatment options for under-resourced communities/patients. His other research interests are in the areas of molecular diagnostics and cytogenetics.

Dr. Oyekunle is one of the pioneering members of the Nigerian Group for Blood and Marrow
Transplantation, is a certified JACIE Inspector for clinical HSCT programs, an experienced journal reviewer, and sits on the Editorial Board of the Leukemia Research journal.


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