The Only Yoruba Heart And Kidney Specialist In The World


Right now, the world has only one fully trained cardio-nephrologist (heart and kidney specialist) and he just so happens to be a Yoruba Man from West Africa.


Olurotimi Badero is the world’s only combined heart and kidney specialist doctor.

Olurotimi Badero is the world’s only combined heart and kidney specialist doctor.

Olurotimi John Badero was born in Lagos, Nigeria to Chief Eliab Olufemi Badero and Stella Taiwo Badero.

His father was a tailor who later became a typist and administrative manager at Scoa Motors while his mother worked as a secretary with Barclays Bank in the early 1970s.

Becoming the world’s first and only fully trained certified cardio-nephrologist (Combined Heart & Kidney Specialist Physician).

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Badero attended St. Mary’s Private School in Lagos before receiving his secondary school education at Federal Government College Odogbolu, Ogun State, Yorubaland.

After completing his undergraduate studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, he enrolled in the Medical School.

He went on to work at General Hospital Isolo in Lagos state before relocating to the United States. Describing the challenges that came with the move, Nigerian Doctors quotes him as saying, “I drove the cab during the day, and I prepared for my exams at night. I did not have money to buy books, but I used the library. I remember a time I had to eat only bread for 3 days.

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I learnt very early in life that a goal without a plan is only a wish and that there is no testimony without a test. The only time that success comes before work is in the dictionary.

I also learnt from my dad the value of hard work, as well as, perseverance and not letting the moments define you but defining the moment by embracing the challenge.”

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