PROFESSOR OLU OBARO
Co-coordinator / MACT-BRIDGE THE GAP
REUBEN OLUWAKINMILEHIN IRUKERA OBARO, MBBS, DMRD,
FMCR, FRCR, SFNLI.
Alumni of Government Secondary School, Kano, King’s College Lagos and Ahmad Bello University Nigeria.
Post Graduate training in some of the most prestigious hospitals in United Kingdom in Radiology and obtained a Fellowship to Sub specialise in Interventional Radiology in Toronto and attaining the privilege of being the first full trained black Radiologist in that field in the UK.
Consultant Radiologist and subsequently Head of Department, King George Hospital, London. Took Sabbatical leave to set up Radiology Department in a teaching Hospital in Nigeria and currently a Visiting Professor of Radiology in another Teaching Hospital. Director of a Private Healthcare provider outfit in the UK for over 30 years.
Instigated the founding of MANSAG and becoming its President to galvanise Nigeria doctors in the UK into a potent force for advocacy and welfare of Nigerians. Co-founded the BAME section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Foundation member and co-founder of Nigerian Leadership Initiative.
Secretary, Healthcare Subcommittee, NIDO at inception and subsequently, Chairman NIDOE, UK-SOUTH.
Served on several committees promoting Nigerian interest over the years including serving as the Secretary, Sight Savers International (Nigeria Fund Raising Committee) under Dr.Kolade and Sir Burton that raised $1.8 million over two years to reinforce Sight Savers International work in Northern Nigeria.
Co-coordinator of MACT-BRIDGE THE GAP, a UK registered family charity dedicated to bridging the gap in Medicine Agriculture Culture Technology between Nigeria and the West through medical missions, supply of free medical equipment, scholarships, etc. and orphanages and prison support in Nigeria.
Gratefully married with two children and two and three-quarter grandchildren.