Dr. Bimbola Ogunkelu is a Consultant Physician and Cardiologist with a degree in medicine from the University of Bologna, Italy. His postgraduate medical study in Internal Medicine was at St. Vincent’s Medical Centre of Richmond, Staten Island, New York. He was also a Cardiology Fellow at the United States Public Health Services Hospital, Staten Island, New York.
He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and also Fellow of the American College of
Angiology and the West African College of Physicians. Dr. Ogunkelu is a member of the Nigerian Cardiac Society, a former World Health Organisation’s Cardiology Fellow and visiting Medical Fellow to Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States of America. He was Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, USA. He has also been Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ife and Consultant Physician,Ikeja General Hospital, Lagos.
Dr. Ogunkelu has held several public positions. He was Federal Commissioner, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission from 1999 to 2001 and was appointed Minister of Cooperation and Integration in Africa of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2001 to 2003. He served as Chair of the Governing Board of the African Council for Sustainable Health Development from 2003 to 2008 and as Chairman of the UNESCO Committee for NEPAD from 2003 to 2006. Dr. Ogunkelu established Kelu Specialist Hospital and is currently Chairman, Chief Medical Director, Consultant Physician and Cardiologist.