PROFILE OF THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF FEDERAL NEURO-PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, YABA, LAGOS, NIGERIA

 

DR OLUWAYEMI CECILIA OGUN (MBBS,MSC,FWACP,MNIM)


Dr. Oluwayemi Cecilia Ogun attended College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria, where she graduated as a Medical Doctor with MBBS in 1986.  She later obtained a Master’s degree of the same university in Public Health (Epidemiology).

 

She thereafter worked in various private and public hospitals in Lagos State before starting her Residency specialist training at Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

She became a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in 1997 and was appointed as a Consultant in the Hospital in 1998.

 

At various times, she was the Head of Training and Research of the hospital, she became the Head of Clinical Services from 1st March 2010 to 20th March, 2014 and the Acting Medical Director of the Hospital for nine (9) months.

For the past 10 years, she has been a trainer and Examiner for the West Africa College of Physicians.

She became the pioneer Psychiatrist of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Centre of the Hospital in May 1999.

 

She has attended many local and international trainings and workshops, some of which are leadership trainings, observership programme for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and educational capacity building programme (Doctors as Educators)

 

She has also been involved in community outreach programmes by which she has raised awareness of the community members on mental health issues.

 

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Centre (CAMHSC) is the first multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre in Nigeria and has become a reference point in the country.

She has published scientific papers in both local and international journals.

Dr. Ogun also belongs to some reputable professional associations such as;

  • Fellow, West African College of Physicians
  • Chairperson – Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professional in Nigeria (ACAPAN) – An affiliate of International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and  Allied Professional (IACAPAP).
  • Member, Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria.
  • Member, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM)
  • Honorary Member  -  American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.

The vast of experiences acquired and the hard work as well as dedication to duty exhibited within and outside the hospital made her a clinician per excellence.

 

On 1st June 2017, she was appointed as the substantive Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Dr. Ogun loves reading, singing, dancing, travelling and watching documentaries.

Dr. Oluwayemi Cecilia Ogun is happily married with three children.

 

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