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Dr Ayodipupo Oguntade

Dr Ayodipupo Oguntade

Ayodipupo Sikiru Oguntade

DPhil Student

Ayo Oguntade is investigating the role of body composition in prospective risk of heart failure phenotypes in the UK Biobank. He is being supervised by Prof Sarah Lewington, Dr Ben Lacey and Dr Rishi Caleyachetty. 

Ayo completed his medical degree at the Obafemi Awolowo University in 2010. He trained as a cardiologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria from 2013 to 2020 where he was involved in the establishment of the Nigeria Heart Failure Registry and was also part of the NIH funded Stroke Investigative Research and Education Network (SIREN). 

Ayo completed an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology in Ibadan, Nigeria where he investigated the risk factors of heart failure in Nigerian Africans emerging as the best graduating student. He also completed the MSc Cardiovascular Science with Distinction as the outstanding student of the year in his class at UCL, where he investigated the ethnic differences in carotid atherosclerosis and its relation to cardiovascular risk in the SABRE project. 

Ayo’s DPhil is funded by a NDPH scholarship. Ayo aims to pursue an academic career as a clinician scientist leading population health research in cardiovascular diseases. He aims to build international collaborations in determining the phenotypic and genetic determinants of cardiovascular diseases in different ethnicities. 

He is a member of the ESC, ACC-FIT, Nigerian Cardiac Society, Nigeria Medical Association and the International Society of Hypertension (ISH). He enjoys reading novels and taking long walks in the countryside during his spare time.