Interesting facts about first female Urologist, Dr. Abimbola in Nigeria

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Nabilah AbdulGafar

Dr. Abimbola Ayodeji Abolarinwa who is the first female Urologist in Nigeria and currently works in the department of Surgery in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos is a native of Kwara state.

She was born in 1979 in England, United Kingdom to a mother who is a lawyer and a father who is a Nigerian Air Force officer and surgeon.


Her enviable position became wide spread on January 3, 2019; in the course of enjoying the euphoria of the New Year celebration. In October 2013, she became a certified urologist after she passed the Part 2 West African College of Surgeons examination.

She started her medical career in 2004 after graduating from the University of Ibadan in the department of Psychology. Before then, she worked with the popular Baptist Medical centre, Obanikoro.

She became employed for her residency training in surgery at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in January 2009. She is married with two kids.

Recently, her name has been included to OnoBello.com in Nigeria’s First Women list.

A Urologist is a physician who specializes in the genitourinary tract; the kidneys, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra and male reproductive organs and male fertility. Urologists are also trained in the surgical and medical treatment of diseases that affect these organs.

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