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Nigerian Doctor Blazes The Trail In US Pathology


OUT of 900 Pathologists in the membership of the US/Canadian Academy of Pathology, a Nigerian, Associate Professor Adeboye Osunkoya, has been adjudged worthy of two highly coveted prizes in Pathology, namely Arthur Pardy Stout Award and Benjamin Castleman prize.

Associate Professor Osunkoya of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, United States, will receive the Arthur Purdy Stout prize tomorrow in Boston at the annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).

Named for a past director of Surgical Pathology at Columbia University, this prestigious prize is bestowed each year on a Pathologist under age 45 whose publications “have had a major impact on diagnostic Pathology”.

A member of Emory faculty since 2007 Associate Professor Osunkoya is Director of Genitourinary Pathology and of Emory Surgical Pathology Fellowship and he previously received another eponymous USCAP prize: The Benjamin Castleman Award for the best paper published in human Pathology in 2009.

Like father, like son, his late father was a distinguished professor of Pathology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

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  • Jibril Abdulmalik

    Excellent news that makes us all very proud indeed. Having known Prof Osunkoya since his days in UCH, I must say that this acknowledgement of his dedication to excellence does not come as a surprise at all. Congratulations as you continue to soar even higher.

  • Isiaka Salau

    He is the best