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Omolola Idowu MBBS

Profession:
Ophthalmologist
Subspecialty:
Glaucoma
Job Title:
Asst Professor
Medical School:
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Residency Program:
Howard University Hospital, Washington DC, US
Location:
Jackson, United States
Society:
American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, Association For Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO), Women In Ophthalmology

Omolola O. Idowu, MBChB, MRSC(Ed).

CURRENT POSITION
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Fellowship (Clinical), Nov 2008 - Oct 2009 Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Residency, July 2005 - June 2008 Ophthalmology, Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C.
Internship, July 2004 - Jun 2005 Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C.
Fellowship (Glaucoma Research), Aug 2003 - Nov 2003 Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
MBChB (MD), Sept 1986 - Dec 1992 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Sep 98 - Jun 04 Basic Subspecialist Training in Ophthalmology, United Kingdom
Jun 96 - Jul 98 Senior House Officer - General Surgery Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, UK
Feb 94 - Feb 95 Medical Officer - Iwaya Community Health Center, Lagos, Nigeria (National Youth Service)
Jan 92 - Jan 93 Internship- Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2010
Membership examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Ophthalmology section). May 2001.
Professional and Linguistics Assessment Board Examination of the General Medical Council, United Kingdom. April 1995.
Primary Examination of the West African College of Surgeons (Faculty of Ophthalmology) October 1994

HONORS & AWARDS
Highest Departmental Honors, Ophthalmology Knowlegde Assessment Exams (OKAPS) 2006
The Glaxo Allenbury prize for the best student in Pediatrics in the final MBChB degree examination.
The Pediatric Association of Nigeria prize for the best student in the final MBChB degree examination.
The Nigerian Medical Association prize for the best graduating student in the MBChB degree examination.
Dr. Moses Adekoyejo Majekodunmi prize for the student with the best results in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the MBChB degree examination.
The Professor T. Adeoye Lambo prize in Neuropsychiatry for the student with best performance in Neuropsychiatry in the final M.B.ChB degree examination Highest Departmental Honors, Graduating Medical Class 1992
Omolola O. Idowu, MBChB, MRSC(Ed)

SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL REVIEWER
Journal of Glaucoma
Medipharm Medical Journal

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Publications
The Effects of Iridotomy Size and Position on Symptoms Following Laser Peripheral Iridotomy. Spaeth, George L MD; Idowu, Omolola MBChB; Seligsohn, Audrey DO; Henderer, Jeffrey MD; Fonatanarosa, Joann PhD; Modi, Amy BS; Nallamshetty, Hema S BS; Chieh, Janet BS; Haim, Lior BS; Steinmann, William C MD, MSc; Moster, Marlene MD
Journal of Glaucoma. 14(5):364-367, October 2005.

Peripheral Iridotomies - what factors influence the perception of visual side effects? O Idowu , M Moster, J Henderer, H Nallamshetty, A Modi ,J Fonatanarosa, GL Speath
Invest Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004 45: E Abstract 939

PRHO learning and teaching O.Idowu
Hosp Med. 2004 Apr;65(4):241.

An unusual case of blunt ocular trauma. AA Mearza, O Idowu, R Obikpo, H Towler Eye News 2002;36
" The causes of mortality in the Children's Emergency Ward, Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesha, Nigeria" submitted to the department of Pediatrics at Obafemi Awolowo University in partial fulfillment of requirements for the MBChB degree. 1991
"The pattern of drinking among women in Ile- Ife Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria" submitted to the department of Community Health at Obafemi Awolowo University in partial fulfillment of requirements for the MBChB degree. 1992
"Temporal Lobe Epilepsy secondarily generalized - Literature Review and case study" submitted to the department of Psychiatry at Obafemi Awolowo University in partial fulfilment of requirements for the MBChB degree. 1991

Research
National Cataract Surveillance Audit UK of 1999-2000. I was responsible under Mr. S Kumar (Attending Surgeon) for collating departmental data.
A prospective multicenter study comparing the efficacy of Latanoprost to Timoptol as single agent in the Wessex region of the United Kingdom. I participated in this study at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. 1998

Omolola O. Idowu, MBChB, MRSC(Ed)

Poster Presentations:
AChildhood Glaucomas in Mississippi 2005-2010: A Retrospective Review of Diagnoses, Treatment, and Outcomes Katie W. Goldhair, Tyler Kirk, Omolola Idowu. ARVO 2012

Analysis of Ocular Hypertension in Patients Receiving Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Therapy. Robert W. Besinger, C.J. Chen, O. Idowu,. T.Q. Kirk. ARVO 2011

Barriers to compliance in Glaucoma patients O Idowu, F.Ford , C.Cowan ARVO 2008

Epidemiology of Ophthalmology consultations in an Inner City University Hospital. N. Kumar, O. Idowu, F D Ford, RA Copeland ARVO 2008

The Effects of Iridotomy Size and Position on Symptoms Following Laser Peripheral Iridotomy.
Spaeth, George L MD; Idowu, Omolola MBChB; Seligsohn, Audrey DO; Henderer, Jeffrey MD; Fonatanarosa, Joann PhD; Modi, Amy BS; Nallamshetty, Hema S BS; Chieh, Janet BS; Haim, Lior BS; Steinmann, William C MD, MSc; Moster, Marlene MD ARVO 2003

LECTURES GIVEN
Ophthalmology Update 2011, Jackson, MS
Ophthalmology Update 2010, Jackson, MS
Washington Ophthalmology Consortium - 2008

LICENSURES
Mississippi State Licensure
Louisiana State Medical License
Eligible for licensure in all states.

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Faculty Coordinator- Student Sight savers Program
State Spokesperson and coordinator - World Glaucoma Association
American Glaucoma Society -Member 2009 to present
American Academy of Ophthalmology - Member 2005 to present
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology -Member 2003 - present

AAO Midyear Forum and Advocacy Day-2006, 2007, 2008 - Participant
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK- Member 2003 to present

INTERESTS
Photography, Singing, Literature

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