PROFILE: Dr Oluyinka Olutoye, Surgeon Who Operated on an Unborn Baby

PROFILE: Dr Oluyinka Olutoye, Surgeon Who Operated on an Unborn Baby

Dr Oluyinka Olutoya Profile / Bio / History.

Brief Profile of a Nigerian US-Based Surgeon, Oluyinka Olutoye who carried out a successful operation on an unborn baby and returned it to the womb.

Dr Oluyinka Olutoya Profile / Bio / History

Dr Olutoye and his surgeon partner Dr. Darrell Cass of Texas Children’s Hospital, carried out an operation on a foetus, (Later named Lynlee Hope) at 23 weeks in a US Hospital.

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 The baby, Lynlee Hope, who suffered from a tumour known as Sacrococcygeal Teratoma was removed from her mother’s womb, operated on and returned back. She healed and continued to grow until she was born again at 36 weeks.

ABOUT DR OLUYINKA OLUTOYE

Dr. Olutoye is Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center and fetal surgery team member, as well as a general pediatric surgeon in USA.

EDUCATION

Olutoye received his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1988 and his PhD in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, in 1996.

CAREER

He completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth University, and his fellowship in pediatric surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa.
Dr. Olutoye is a member of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society and is a Fellow of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Surgeons; he is also a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons.

SPECIALIZATION

Dr. Olutoye has specialized clinical expertise in fetal and neonatal surgery, with specific interest in congenital diaphragmatic hernia and complex wounds.

RESEARCH

His research interests include understanding the role of the fetal inflammatory response in scarless fetal wound healing, development of animal models of congenital anomalies, in utero correction of severe congenital malformations, and the study of endothelial-leukocyte and endothelial-tumor cell interactions with a goal to better understand the mechanisms of tumor metastasis.

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