Dr. Titilola Britto of the CoMUI MBBS Class of 1986 Achieves Platinum Donor Status with a Truly Generous and Sacrificial Donation to Mark Her 60th Birthday

Dear Dr. Titilola Britto MD., MBA,

Wow! You are 60 today! What a blessing!

It is with great pleasure and heartfelt admiration that I extend my warm congratulations and the best wishes of the entire College of Medicine, University of Ibadan’s community to you on this momentous occasion. Today, I am not only celebrating your 60th birthday but also the blessings of God on your family and everyone you love.

Aside from celebrating such a beautiful 60th birthday, I have taken the liberty to list all the many other outstanding celebrations that the month of May (especially today) has brought you and your family:

  • Your son’s high school graduation on May 25th, 2024, and his plans to do a postgraduate year focusing on math, engineering, and athletics - especially the joy of seeing your son achieve first place in the high jump for high school boys in the entire State of Wisconsin for the 2024 season, and many more I can't list here.
  • Your mother’s 89th birthday on May 24th, 2024, only just yesterday
  • Your 22nd wedding anniversary with your husband, Mr. Rotimi Britto, on May 25th, 2024, the same day as your birthday, whom you describe as 'A Solid Rock of Support.'

Each of these accomplishments and celebrations is a tribute to the remarkable life you lead and the blessings that have come your way in this blessed month of May. Truly, God has been faithful to you and all that is yours.

For me, what is even more inspiring is how you have chosen to celebrate this landmark Diamond Jubilee year in your life when a loud party and public merriment would have been a valid choice. Rather you chose a quiet and inspiring approach. In honour of your 60th birthday, you generous donated $5,260 to our ongoing Students Hostel Building Project which brings your total contributions [$5,260 plus $6750 which you have donated so far] to a platinum donor status. You have faithfully donated $200 every single month towards the hostel project, showing a deep understanding of the importance of giving back and also the importance of alumni in the sustenance of institutions. It shows your deep commitment to giving back and supporting the future of education. Your contributions are building more than just structures - they are building futures, hope, and opportunities for countless students. You are laying the foundation for a great future. The world must hear this!

Dr. Britto, your dedication to our dear College also extends to your active involvement with the Ibadan College of Medicine Alumni Association (ICOMAA). From 2002 to 2006, you served as the Foundation Secretary for ICOMAA North America, where you successfully located over 500 North American alumni and played a crucial role in organizing several annual general meetings. Your leadership as President from 2018 to 2020 was also astounding. You established a new infrastructure for the organisation by engaging an administrator, updating the website, implementing donor management and accounting software, securing state non-profit registration, and obtaining legal advice, which all resulted in the creation of an endowment fund. Currently, you continue to contribute your expertise as an ex-officio member and drive several fundraising initiatives, especially as a member of our Students' Hostel Building Committee. Indeed, we are blessed to have you.

You are not just a supporter, but a builder in every sense of the word. Your philanthropy, dedication, and leadership serve as an inspiration to us all. I am incredibly proud of your achievements and deeply grateful for your continued support.

May this year bring you even more reasons to rejoice, and may God continue to shower you with blessings and success in both your personal and professional life.

Happy 60th birthday, Dr. Titilola Britto!

Warmest regards,

Olayinka Omigbodun FAS

Professor of Psychiatry and Provost



Celebrating A Legacy of Excellence in Medicine and Leadership: A Profile of Dr. Titilola Britto

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Dr. Titilola Britto, née George, stands as a paragon of excellence and dedication in the medical field. She was born on May 25, 1964, in Yaounde, Cameroon, to His Excellency Gbadebo Oladeinde George and Mrs. Mabel Modupe George. Dr. Britto’s journey has been marked by academic brilliance, professional achievements, and a deep commitment to healthcare quality and leadership.

Her early education was as distinct and rich as her heritage, spanning multiple countries. She attended primary schools in Dakar, Lagos (Corona School Victoria Island), and Kinshasa. Her secondary education saw her excel at the International School Ibadan in Nigeria, where she completed her O’Levels, and at Abbots Bromley School in Staffordshire, UK, where she earned her A’Levels. These formative years laid a robust foundation for her subsequent medical career.

Dr. Britto pursued her medical degree at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI), graduating in 1986. Her time at CoMUI was distinguished not only by her academic achievements but also by the lasting friendships she formed, including with notable peers like Professor Eme Owoaje. With deep roots in Ibadan, her mother being from Akoko and growing up in Aremo, Dr. Britto's connection to the city and its institutions, like St. Anne’s School and St. Peters Church Aremo, has remained strong.

Her medical career began with a house job at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan from 1986 to 1987. She then moved to the United States, where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine (1990-1993) and a Fellowship in Nephrology (1993-1995) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This period marked the beginning of her illustrious career in medicine and leadership.

Dr. Britto's professional journey has been equally impactful. She spent three years at a federally qualified health center in Buffalo, New York, followed by 11 years in private practice nephrology in Albany, Georgia. Here, she also served as Chair for the Department of Medicine at Phoebe Putney Hospital and as Medical Director for multiple dialysis clinics, showcasing her leadership skills and dedication to patient care.

Her career trajectory took a significant turn when she embraced the role of a hospitalist in Rome, Georgia, and later as the Medical Director of a Hospitalist Program in Cartersville, Georgia. Her leadership was instrumental as she eventually became the Chief Medical Officer at Cartersville Medical Center, overseeing critical initiatives in healthcare quality and patient safety.

In 2016, Dr. Britto joined Advocate Aurora Health Medical Group as President of Hospital Medicine, leading hospital medicine clinicians in 15 Wisconsin hospitals. Her role expanded, and she currently serves as Vice President of Hospital-Based Specialties for the Midwest region, overseeing an impressive array of specialties including Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, and Radiology across 26 hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. Her leadership affects over 1200 clinicians, making a significant impact on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

Dr. Britto's educational accomplishments are also noteworthy. She holds an MBA from George Washington University and a graduate certificate in Population Health from Johns Hopkins University. Her dedication to continuous learning is evident in her recent graduation from the Bloomberg School of Public Health with a Master of Applied Science in Population Health Management in May 2024.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Senior Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine, where she has contributed to the Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee. She has expertise in Lean Six Sigma as a Green Belt. Dr. Britto's achievements are complemented by her passion for developing physician leaders and her advocacy for health equity and patient care, particularly for geriatric patients. Her efforts have been recognized with awards such as the 2013 Physician Frist Humanitarian Award at Cartersville Medical Center.

Dr. Titilola Britto's journey is evidence of dogged dedication to excellence, sound leadership, and an incredible passion for healthcare. Her story is truly inspiring and her significant contributions to medicine and the well-being of countless patients and professionals alike are remarkable.

Dr. Titilola2Dr. Titilola Britto and her husband, Mr. Rotimi Britto on 25th May, 2002: Today is their 22nd wedding anniversary
and she describes her husband as 'A solid Rock of support'

Dr. Titilola3During her graduate certification in Population Health from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Titilola4Dr Britto’s son, Francis Ayodele Britto, who graduated from high school today, 25th May, 2024.

Dr. Titilola5Dr. Britto’s Mom, who celebrated her 89th birthday yesterday. She was her 80-years-old in this picture



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