Professor Bandele Olajide Osinusi has been named as the new Provost of the Lagos State University College of Medicine, Nigeria.

He has enjoyed a distinguished medical career and, between November 1978 and May 1979, was at the Queen Mother’s Hospital, Glasgow for six months on a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship, and also spent time at King’s College Hospital and Professor Bagshawe’s unit at Charing Cross Hospital, both in London. The placements provided him with experience in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound and in current trends in the management of trophoblastic disease.

On his return, he established various biometric parameters and growth patterns for Nigeria for foetuses in utero and started the Feto Maternal Unit at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

He was appointed a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1987 and became the Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Ibadan in 1991.