Prof. Adefolarin O. MALOMO

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Name: Prof. Adefolarin O. MALOMO


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Department: Anatomy

 Designation: Professor

Brief Biography:


NAME:                                                                        MALOMO Adefolarin Obanishola

  1. (a) First Academic Appointment:                  Lecturer I (December, 1991)

      (b) Present post (with date):                             Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon (1997-2007).

                                                                                    Professor of Surgery (2007-date).

                                                                                   Joint Lecturer in Anatomy


III.University Education (with dates):

Undergraduate: University of Ibadan, 1975-1980

IV. Academic Qualifications (with dates and granting bodies)

           MBBS 1980

V. Professional Qualifications and Diplomas (with dates):

a) Certificate of Rotation in Neurosurgery Department of Surgery, University College   Hospital, Ibadan; 1991.

b) Fellow, West African College of Surgeons; 1991-date.

c) Fellow, International College of Surgeons; 1997-date

VI. Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes (with dates – in respect of Undergraduate and Postgraduate work only):

(a)Association of Commonwealth Universities Medical fellowship Award, 1994-1995.

(b)Research Support Award, Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, May 1995-September 1995.

VII.Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies:

  1. Member Nigerian Medical Association (1980-date)
  2. Fellowof the West African College of Surgeons (1991-date).
  3. Member, Nigerian Surgical Research Society (1991-date). Council Member,(1997-2000).
  4. Member, Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences (1991-date).
  5. Member, Nigerian Association of Anatomists (1992-date).
  6. Member, Anatomical Society of West Africa (1992-date).

     Treasurer (1998-2000)

     Secretary (2000-date)

  1. Member, Nigerian Society of Neurological Surgeons
  2. Member, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria -MDCAN (1991-date).

     Chairman, MDCAN, UCH Branch (2000-2002).

  1. Member, Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences (1991-date).
  2. Member, World Federation of Neurological Sciences (1991-date).
  3. Foundation member and secretary, Society for Research in Bioethics (1996-date)
  4. Foundation member, UI-UCH Bio-mechanics Consortium (1996-date.
  5. Foundation member, Unibadan Medical Yoruba Research Group (1996-date).
  6. Fellow, International College of Surgeons (1997-date).
  7. Member, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Panel of Discussants on Bioethics. 2002
  • VIII.Details of Teaching Experience at University Level


a)   Teaching of Preparatory / Introductory Course in Anatomy to 200 level Medical, Dental and Physiotherapy Students.

b)   Teaching of Neuroanatomy to undergraduate medical, dental and physiotherapy students (1990-date).

c).  Teaching of gross anatomy to undergraduate medical, dental and physiotherapy students (1995-date).

d). Teaching of Neurosurgery to undergraduate medical and dental students (1991-date).

e)   Teaching of Neurosurgery to undergraduate dental students (1997-date).



a)   Taking of Advanced Gross Anatomy Course of M. Sc. Anatomy students (1998-date).

b).  Taking of Advanced Neuroanatomy Course of M. Sc. Anatomy students (1998-date).


External Examinations

a). External Examiner in Human Anatomy, University of Ilorin, Ilorin. 2000.

b). External Examiner in Human anatomy, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 2000-date.

c). External Examiner in Human Anatomy, College of Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, 2001, 2004.

d). External Examiner in Human Anatomy, University of Benin, Benin. 2005, 2006.

e). External Examiner in Surgery, University of Ilorin, Ilorin. 2004-date.

f). Internal-External Examiner (Ph. D.), Department of English, University of Ibadan, 2001.

g). Examiner in Anatomy Division, Primary Examinations of the West African College of Surgeons (Surgery). 1998-date.

h) Examiner in part II finals, (neurosurgery) of the West African college of  Surgeons. 2001-date.

i). External Examinar in Human Anatomy, (MSc.) Lagos State University.2006.      


Acting Head of Anatomy Department, University of Ibadan, 1998-July 2002.


Director of Clinical Services, Research and Training, University College Hospital, Ibadan. June 2002 to date


Other Activities involving the provision, organization and coordination of academic intercourse

a).  Member, Senate, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1997; 1998-2002.

b).  Member, Academic Board, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1998-2002.

c).  Member, Committee for Review of Admission Categories into the MB. BS.Programme (Prof. J. Thomas— Chairman); College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2002.

d).  Member, Committee for Faculty Lectures (Prof. O. Adeniyi —Chairman); Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2002.

e).  Consultant in Charge of the Accident and Emergency Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, 1992-1994.

f). Member, Medical Records Committee, University College Hospital Ibadan, 1997-1999.

g). Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Ibadan.2002-2006.

h).  Co-Chairperson, UI/UCH, Ethical Review Committee.


 Research Activities

Neurotrauma: Clinical and Basic Science

Psycho-social issues in Neurotrauma




1)Malomo, A.O., Ogunniyi, J., Ogunniyi, A., Akang, E.E.U., Shokunbi, M.T. (1990): Coenurosis of the central nervous system in a Nigerian. Trop. Geogr. Med.42(3):280-282. Hague Foundation for Tropical & Geographical Medicine, Netherlands.

2)Shokunbi, M.T. and Malomo, A. O. (1993): Intracranial subdural empyema: Burr hole exploration for diagnosis and treatment. Afr. J. Med. Sci.22:9-12. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

3)Ogunniyi, A., Shokunbi, M. T., Oluwole, O.S.A., Adeyinka, A., Malomo, A. and Adebiyi, A. A. (1995): Non-traumatic spinal cord diseases in Ibadan, Nigeria: aetiology and prognostic factors. Cent. Afr. J. Med.41(2):50-54. Faculty of Medicine, Zimbabwe University.

4)Fasika, O. M., Malomo, A.O. Nwaorgu, O.G.B., Adekunle O.O., Bolajoko, A.J. and Obiechina, A. E. (1995): Forehead flap for simultaneous nose and face reconstruction. Nig. J. Surgery2(2):53-55. Nigerian Surgical Research Society

5)Malomo, A.O.,Shokunbi M.T. and Adeloye, A. (1995): Evaluation of use of plain cervical spine radiography in patients with head injury. East. Afr. Med. J. 72(3):186-188. East African Medical Association.

6)Shokunbi, M.T., Bamgbade, A.O., Malomo, A.O.,Ogunseinde, A.A., Olumide, A.A. and Adeloye, (1997): A. Focal neurological deficits are predictive of laceration of the dura in children with compound depressed skull fractures. Nig. Qt. J. Hosp. Med. 7(2):95-98. College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

7)Komolafe, E.O., Shokunbi, M.T. and Malomo, A.O.(1997): Pitfalls in the management of macrocephaly in infants. Nig. J. Surg. 4(1):13-16. Nigerian Surgical Research Society

8)Odebode, T.O., Shokunbi, M.T., Malomo, A.O.,Familusi, J.B., Agbeja-Baiyeroju, A.M., and Ogunseinde, A.O. (1998): The relationship between ventricular size and visual function in children with hydrocephalus. Afr. J. Med. Med. Sci 28:213-218. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

*9)   Oyedele, O.O., Shokunbi, M.T., Malomo, A.O. and Olawuyi, F. (1998): The median nerve and its thenar branch in the carpal tunnel region - A morphometric study. Nig. Qt. J. Hosp. Med. 8(4):235-240. College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

*10) Oluwatosin, O.M., Malomo, A.O., Oluwatosin O.A. and Shokunbi M.T. (1998): Management of pressure ulceration using fenestrated foam and honey: Preliminary of 51 cases treated at Ibadan. Nig. Qt. J. Hosp. Med. 8(4):264-266. College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

*11) Malomo, A.O., Ogundeji, P.A., Oyetade, S.O., Shokunbi, M.T. (1999): Anatomi: Anatomy in Yoruba - Initial problems and prospects. West Afr. J. Anat. 7:25-27. Anatomical Society of West Africa.

*12) Malomo, A.O. and Shokunbi, M.T. (1999): On the Philosophy of Education and the Teaching of Anatomy in Nigeria Today. West Afr. J. Anat. 7:29-32. Anatomical Society of West Africa.

*13) Oluwatosin, O.M., Adigun, I.A., Shokunbi, M.T., Malomo, A.O., Komolafe, E.O. and Olawoye O.A. (2000): Problems of microvascular free tissue transfer. Nig. J. Surg. 7(1):29-31. Nigerian Surgical Research Society.

*14) Malomo, A.O., Nottidge T.E., Ogunseyinde A.O., Shokunbi M.T. (2000): Delayed intracerebral abcess following incomplete debridement of an open depressed skull fracture. Nig. Q. J. Hosp. Med. 10(3):206-207. College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

*15) Obajimi, M.O., Malomo, A.O., Shokunbi, M.T., Ogunlade, O. and Alonge, T.O. (2000): Computerized tomographic scan after inconclusive plain spine radiography in patients with spinal cord injury. Nig. J. Surg. 7(1):32-34. Nigerian Surgical Research Society

*16) Shokunbi, M.T., Komolafe, E.O., Malomo, A.O., Amanor-Boadu, S.D. Sanusi, A., Olumide, A.A. and Adeloye A. (2000): Scalp closure without fracture elevation does not reduce the risk of infection in patients with compound depressed skull fractures. Afr. J. Med. Med. Sci 29:293-296. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

*17) Amanor-Boadu, S.D., Malomo, A.O., Komolafe, E.O., Adeolu, A.A., Abdullahi, A. and Shokunbi, M.T. (2002): Acute isovolaemic haemodilution in two Jehovah's Witnesses presenting for major intracranial surgery. Afr. J. Med. Med Sci. 31:79-81. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

*18) Akang, E.E.U., Komolafe, E.O., Shokunbi, M.T., Malomo, A.O., Osunkoya, B.O., Kuti, M.A.O. and Amutta, S.B. (2002): Pattern of Fatal Head injuries in Ibadan - A 10 year review. Med. Sci. Law 42(2):160-166.

*19) Malomo S.O.,  F.J. Olorunniji, A.O. Malomo and M.T. Shokunbi (2002): Increased Substrate Affinity of Neutrophil Myeloperoxidase in Infected Sedentary Spinal Injured Patients. Nig. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 17(2):112-115. Nigerian Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

*20) Idowu O.E., Shokunbi, M.T., Malomo, A.O. and Ogunbiyi, J.O. (2002): Size, Course, Distribution and Anomalies of the niddle cerebral artey in adult Nigerians. East. Afr. Med. J. 79(4):42-45.

*21) Shokunbi, M.T., Odebode, T.O., Agbeja-Baiyeroju, A.M., Malomo, A.O., Ogunsende, A.O. and Familusi, J.B. (2002): A Comparison of visual function scores in hydrocephalic infants with and without lumbosacral myelomeningocoele. Eye 16:739-743. Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK.

*22) Oyedele, O.O., Shokunbi, M.T. and Malomo, A.O. (2002): The prevalence of hand pain in Ibadan - Implications for the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. West Afr. J. Med. 21(3):204-207. West African College of Physicians & West African College of Surgeons.

*23) E. O. Komolafe, M.T. Shokunbi; A.O. Malomo, O.M. Oluwatosin; A.O. Adeolu; C. Tahir (2003): Encephalocele and associated skull defects. West Afr. J. Med. 22(1):35-37. West African College of Physicians & West African College of Surgeons.

*24) Komolafe E. O., A. O. Malomo, A. Ogunniyi, M.T. Shokunbi, T. O. Odebode and A. A. Adeolu (2003): Shunt responsive dementing illness in a Nigerian – A case report. West Afr. J. Med. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

*25) Agunloye A.M; Adeyinka A.O.; Obajimi M.O.; Malomo A.O.; Shokunbi M.T. (2003): Computerized Tomography of Intracramial subdural haematoma in Ibadan. Afr. J. Med. Med. Sci. 32:235-238. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

*26) Babakolobe A.M., Lagundoye B.B.; Malomo A.O. Shokunbi. T. Sagittal Diameter of the Cervical Spinal Canal in Nigeria Adults. Arch. Nig. Med., Med. Sci. (2004) 1:1-3.

*27) Emejulu J.K.C., Shokunbi M.T., Malomo A.O. Intracerebral abscesses: Outcome following management in the Ctera. West Afr. J. Med. (2004) 23(1):54-57. West African College of Physicians & West African College of Surgeons.

*28) Komolafe E.O., Shokunbi M.T. and Malomo A.O. Thoracic myelocystomeningocele in a neurologically intact infant. West Afr. J. Med. (2004) 23(1):79-80. West African College of Physicians & West African College of Surgeons.

*29) Obajimi M.O., Shokunbi M.T., Malomo A.O: Agunloye A.M. Computed Tomography (CT) in civilian gunshot head injuries in Ibadan. West Afr. J. Med. (2004) 23(1):58-61. West African College of Physicians & West African College of Surgeons.

*30) A.O Malomo, I.O. Imosemi, F.C. Osuagwu, O.W. Oladejo, E.E. U Akang and M.T. Shokunbi (2004) Histomorphometric studies on the effect of cyanide consumption of the developing cerebellum of wistar rat (Rattus novergicus). West Afr. J. Med. 23:323-328. West African College of Physicians & West African College of Surgeons.

*31) Malomo A.O.. Emejulu J.C., Odukogbe A.A., Shokunbi W.A., Shokunbi M.T. (2005): Conservative Management of Third Trimester in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, using Gardener-Well's Tongues Traction. Nig. J. Clin. Pract. 8(9):46-51. Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria.

*32) Imosemi, IP, Malomo, A.O., Oladejo, O.W., Osuagwu, F.C., Ekpo, O.E., Akang, E.E.U., Shokunbi, M.T. (2005): Grossmorphometric studies on the effect of cyanide on the developing cerebellum of Wistar rat (Rattus Novegicus). Afr. J. Med. Med. Sci. 34(1):59-63. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

*33) Adeolu A.A., Shokunbi M.T., Malomo A.O., Komolafe E.O., Adeleye A.F. (2005): Cervical Spine Injury in Children with Head Injury in Ibadan, Nigeria Afr. J. Paed. Surg. 1(2):76-79.

*34) Malomo A.O., Owoeye O., Elumelu T.N., Akang E.E.U., Adenipekun A., Campbell O.B., and Shokunbi M. T. (2005): The effect of Dexamethasone, Metronidazole and Ascorbic acid on the morphological changes induced by gamma rays on the spinal cord of  Wistar rats. Afr. J. Med. Med. Sci. 34:161-165. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibada

*35) Adeolu. A.A.; Malomo A.O., Shokunbi M.T., Komolafe. E.G.; Abiona. T.C. (2005): Etiology of Head Injuries in South-Western Nigeria: A Public Health Perspective: The Internet Journal of Epidemiology. 2005. 2(2).

*36) Adeolu. A.A., Malomo A.O., Shokunbi T.M. (2005): Intraoperative Irrigation with Ceftriaxone in Neurosurgical Patients: The Internet Journal of Neurosurgery. Volume 2. No 2.

*37) Malomo A.O,. Idowu O.E., Shokunbi M.T., Nwaorqu O.G.B., Oluleye T.S. (2005): Non-operative Management of Benign Intracranial Hypertension Presenting with Complete Visual Loss and Deafness. Paed. Neurosurg. 42(1):62-64.

*38) Malomo, A. O., Emejulu, JKC., Shokunbi, M.T., Adeyinka, A. O., Ogunniyi, A. (2005): Intradural Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation of the Glomus Type: A Case Report. Afr. J. Med. Med. Sci. 34:311-315. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

*39) Adeolu A.A., Shokunbi M.T., Malomo A.O., Komolafe E.G., Olateju O.S., Amusa Y.B. (2006): Compound Elevated Skull Fracture: a forgotten type of Skull Fracture Surg. Neurol. 65(5):503-505. Elsevier Science Publishers.

*40) Adeolu,A A., Shokunbi M. T.,  Malomo  A. O.,  Komolafe E. O., Akang E.A.A., Obajimi M.O. (2006):: Solitary Intracranial Tuberculoma in patients without immunosupprression: still a great cerebral mimic. Nig. Post. Grad. Med. J. 13(1):69-72. National Postgraduate Medical College.

*41) Adeolu A A., Malomo A O., Shokunbi M T.,  Shokunbi W A., Obajimi M O., Komolafe E O. (2006): Cranial Computed Tomographic (CT) findings in HIV positive Nigerian patients presenting for Neurosurgical evaluation. West Afr. J. Med. 25(1):69-74. West African College of Physicians & West African College of Surgeons.

*42) Shittu O B., Idowu O E ., Malomo A O., Ajani R S A . (2006) Intrascrotal Anomalies related to testicular torsion in Nigerians : An Anatomical study. Afr. J Urol. 12 (1);24-28.

*43) Malomo A O, Idowu O E., Osuagwu F C., (2006)  : Lessons from History: Human Anatomy, from the origin to the Rennaisance. Int. J Morph. 24(1):107-112.

*44) Malomo A O., Ekpo O E., Imoseme I O., Owoeye O., Osuagwu F C ., Avwioro O G ., Shokunbi M T  (2006): Neuroprotective effect of Dexamethazone on the Morphology of the Irradiated Post natal Developing Cerebellum of Wistar Rat (Rattus novegicus). Int. J. Morph. 24(2):221-229.

*45) Okoje V.N., Malomo A.O., Obiechina A.E. (2006): Concomitant craniospinal injuries with maxillofacial trauma- a review of 266 cases: Afri. J. Med. Med.Sci. (2006) 35, 165-168. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

*46) Odebode T.O.,Shokunbi.M.T., Akang. E.E.U., Malomo.A.O. (2006): Factors influencing visual and clinical outcome in patients with cranial meningioma. J. Clin. Neuroscience. 13(6):649-54.

*47) Malomo, A.O., Emejulu.J.C., Odukogbe.A.A., Shokunbi.W.A., Shokunbi.M.T. (2006): Cervical Spinal Injury in Pregnancy: Three consecutive cases in Ibadan, Nigeria. Afr. J. Neurological Sciences 25(2):6-12

*48  Ogunleye.A.O.A,IjaduolaG.T.A.,Malomo.A.O.,Oluwatosin.O.M.,Shokunbi.W.A., Akinyemi.O.A., Oluwasola.O.A.,  Akang.E.E.U. (2006): Malignant Schwannoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses in a Nigerian. Afr. J.Med. Med.Sci. 35:489-493. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

*49) Malomo. A.O.,Adeolu.A.A., Odebode.T.O., Komolafe.E.O., Shokunbi.M.T. (2007): Prospective comparative trial of cephtriazone versus ceftazidine as prophylactic perioperative antimicrobials in Neurosurgery. East and Centr.Afr.J.Surg. 12(1): 89-92.         

*50. Malomo, A. O., Lasisi, O. A., Adeleye, O., Shokunbi, M.T. (2007): An unusual faciocerebelar arrow injury: Successful surgical removal in peasant Nigerian. Nig. Postgraduate Medical . vol. 14 (4). 370-372.

*51. Lagunju I A, Okolo C A, Ebruke B E, Emejulu K, Malomo A O, Akang E, Shokunbi M T (2007): Severe Neurological Involvement in Tuberous sclerosis: A report of two cases and a review of the African literature. AJNS 26 (2):

*52. Emejulu J K C, Shokunbi M T, Malomo.A O, Adeloye A (2007): Causes of Delay in the definitive treatment of compound depressed skull fracture: Five year study from Nigeria. ECAJM  Vol12 (2): 116-122.

53. Idowu1. O., Akang E. E .U., Malomo. A.O(2007): Symptomatic primary intracranial neoplasms in Nigeria, West Africa. J. Neurol. Sci. [Turk">

*54. Owoeye O, Malomo A O, Elumelu T N, Salami A A, Osuagu F O, Akinlolu A A, Adenipekun A, Shokunbi M T (2008): Radiation Nephritis: anti inflammatory effects of dexamethazone in adult Wister rats (Rattus novegicus) Int. J Morph. Vol.26 (1):

*55. Emejulu J.K.C. and Malomo.O. (2008): Head Trauma in a Newly Established Neurosurgical Unit in Nigeria. East and Central African Journal of Surgery. Vol.13 (1): 86-94.

*56. Malomo.A.O. and Emejulu JK (2008): Could Parkinsnism Complicate craniotomy and excision of convexity meningioma? A Case Report. Afr. J Med. And Med Sci 37 (1): 87-91.

*57. Emejulu JK Shokunbi MT and Malomo.AO (2008): Determinants of outcome in operative treatment of traumatic extradural haematoma. West Afr. J Med. 27 (1): 32-36.

Emejulu JKC, Malomo AO. (2008): Epidemiological Pattern of Head Injury in a Tertiary health institution: One-year prospective study. Afr. J. Med and Med Sci. (37).4.383-8.

Malomo. A.O., Ogundiran.T.O., Jegede. A., Adejumo. A (2008): The Nigerian Experience. J. Acad Ethics 6: 305-309.

Idowu O.E., Malomo.A.O., Akang.E.E.U. (2008): Surgical Anatomy of the Vertebrobasilar territory and Posterior Circle of Willis. West Afr. J. Med. (accepted 8/8/2008).

Malomo. A.O. (2009): Administrative and Policy implementation for cancer treatment and prevention programs. Afr. J. Med. Sci. 38, Suppl. 61-65.

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