Meet FALASE OLABODE AKINSOWON: ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2348-6926, PUBLON:AGE-7348-2022, GOOGLE SCHOLAR:BODE FALASE, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.


Cardiothoracic Surgery


Associate Professor / Reader




At the Surgery department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Driving Clinical Innovations In Nigerian Cardiothoracic Practice

Description: I have pushed the development of clinical innovations to increase the scope of cardiothoracic practice in Nigeria and raise standards to reduce medical tourism. Apart from Open Heart Surgery I have helped develop services for video-assisted thoracic surgery, one lung ventilation using double lumen tubes, cervical mediastinoscopy, pacemaker implantation, endoscopic services for removal of tracheobronchial foreign bodies. I have contributed various publications which describe the progress made in these areas.


# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Post-Graduate Diploma (Healthcare Informatics) University of Bath, England 2011

Current Research

Autonomous Open Heart Sugery in LASUTH; the journey so far

Research Details

Introduction Though Open-heart surgery commenced in 2004 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital LASUTH in Lagos Nigeria, progress has been slow with the majority of cases being done by various visiting teams during Cardiac Missions. A partnership was formed in 2018 with two US based humanitarian organisations VOOM Foundation and CardioStart International with the aim of accelerating the development of the Open Heart Surgery program at LASUTH and achieve regular autonomous surgery by the resident team within 5 years. The aim of this paper to describe the early results of this collaboration and discuss outstanding challengesA retrospective analysis of prospectively maintained data from the LASUTH cardiothoracic database from January 2018 till December 2020 is being done. Data being extracted includes patient demographics, logistic Euroscore, procedure, lead surgeon, CPB time, Cross clamp time, cardioplegia type, complications and outcomes. The results of this research will show what progress has been made to achieve the goal of autonomous Open Heart Surgery by the resident team. The proportion of cases now being done by the resident team and the outcomes will be highlighted.


FALASE OLABODE is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Surgery

FALASE has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Informatics from University of Bath, England

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