Dr Olurotimi Badero is a medical doctor, the world first fully certified Cardio-Nephrologist, an Educator, Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur.
He lives in New York and was named among the top Interventional Cardiologists in the United States. He is also the assistant pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Vine Chapel Church in Mississippi.
Place of Birth: Lagos State, Nigeria
Parents: Chief Eliab Olufemi Badero and Mrs Stella Taiwo Badero
Nationality: Nigeria and naturalized US citizen
Education: Obafemi Awolowo University, Yale University,SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Interventional Nephrology(2010-2011),Bridgeport Hospital Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology, (2009 – 2010),SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease( 2006 – 2009), Emory University School of Medicine Fellowship, Nephrology,(2004 – 2006) SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Residency, Internal Medicine(2001 – 2004).
Occupation: Cardio-Nephrologist(Medical Doctor)
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Dr Olurotimi John Badero was born the 7th of 9 children to the late Chief Eliab Olufemi Badero and Mrs Stella Taiwo Badero in Lagos, Nigeria. Growing up, he faced many challenges, one of which was quite vivid to remember as he got into an accident that almost took his life on his way home after his final medical exam. He grew up having a loving and close relationship with his siblings but unfortunately, he lost two of them to terminal illnesses.
Due to his academic achievements, from skipping two grades to winning best overall student in Nigeria in a National Science Quiz Competition, completing four fellowships and seven specialities, including a fellowship at the Yale University program at Bridgeport where he graduated with a distinction in interventional cardiology getting an award of achievement for outstanding performance, Dr Badero has always strived for excellence.
He studied Medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria before relocating to the United States to complete three years of residency at the State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, after which he was accepted at the well-known Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta Georgia where he completed his two-year fellowship in Nephrology & Hypertension. He later decided to return to SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn NY to complete another three-year fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine.
He also gained admission into the prestigious Yale University School of Medicine, Bridgeport Program where he completed fellowships in Invasive & Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Intervention. He completed these fellowships with distinction and got a certificate of achievement for outstanding performance.
Dr Badero later returned to SUNY-Downstate Medical Center for a year-long fellowship in Interventional Nephrology, Endovascular Medicine & Dialysis Access Intervention.
Eventually, Dr Olurotimi has completed 10 years of continuous postgraduate medical training in the United States, specializing in seven different areas of medicine. He holds many Specialty Board Certifications in the field of Medicine.
Dr Badero is widely known in the United States, United Kingdom and Africa for his many contributions to the medical field as well as for being one of the pioneers in his field. Apart from working in the hospital, he does medical mission work and also aids non-profit organizations that help extinguish the disparity in healthcare delivery in Africa and other medically underserved areas across the world.
He is also a mentor and educator for young physicians and scientists alike and has been invited by many academic institutions where he teaches resident physicians and medical students periodically. He also participated in raising awareness of the interrelationship between the heart and kidney through various continuing medical education (CME) and speaking programs. He is an international speaker for several empowerments and motivational platforms across the globe.
He was a speaker at the 2016 Impact Houston Youth Empowerment Conference, a program organized by the Impact your world organization to empower Nigerian Youth. He was also a panellist at the 2019 World Bank Group-IMF Nigeria Heritage Conference in DC.
When he’s not practising medicine or travelling the world teaching others, he is involved in church activities where he is the assistant pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Vine Chapel in Mississippi.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
- 2011-First cardiologist to perform trans-radial cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary angioplasty at Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC).
- In 2014 he was the Mississippi Health Care Hero.
- In 2016, he got the Global Excellence in Medicine Award, as the first fully trained Cardio-nephrologist in the world by OAU Alumni USA.
- In 2017, he was the Mississippi Entrepreneur of the year.
- Global Entrepreneur of the year by Jackson State University Community, 2017
- Distinguished Physician Award as the First and Only Fully Trained. Cardio-nephrologist in the world
- United States Congressional Citation/Record for Outstanding medical career and service to humanity.
Dr Badero’s net worth is not exactly known but estimated to be $1-$5million.
SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
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LinkedIn: Rotimi Badero