Professor Oladapo Ashiru OFR
MBBS, MS, PhD, HCLD, CC, FASN, Professor of Anatomy, Consultant Reproductive Endocrinologist
Professor Oladapo Ashiru was born in Ogun State, to the illustrious Ashiru family. He had his primary education at Christ Church Porogun School Ijebu Ode and Secondary education at Adeola Odutola College Ijebu Ode and got the best graduating student award by the Principal in
1966. He proceeded to Ijebu Ode Grammar School for his Higher School certification. He attended College of Medicine, University of Lagos, graduating with distinction in Anatomy. His postgraduate training took place at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He was
a 1977 Fellow of the Population of New York and a recipient of Rockefeller Foundation Grant for research in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1979. Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor and Reproductive Endocrinologist to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of
Omaha, Nebraska form 1978 to 1980, His area of research interest is mainly in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Assisted
Reproductive Technology. He discovered and reported the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) positive feedback mechanism in 1979. This knowledge is used clinically in assisted conception technologies in the use of exogenous FSH injection in ovulation stimulation. He pioneered the
technique of In-Vitro fertilization and Embryo transfer in West Africa in 1983 (experimental), 1984 (human) co-pioneer of the first test-tube baby through IVF-ET in 1989 with Giwa-Osagie. He improved the technique for sperm insemination, and most recently, introduced the use of pre
implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and embryo selection to remove abnormalities like Down’s syndrome, sickle cell and for family balancing.
Prof Ashiru is the Chief Medical Director of the MART Group of Health services consisting of the Medical ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) Center, the Mart Medicare (High Risk Obstetrics and Neonatal care) and the Mart Life Detox Clinic, the first modern Mayr clinic in Africa. Fellow of the Metabolic and Endocrine Society of Nigeria (FEMSON), Fellow of the Anatomical Society of Nigeria (FASN), High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director and Clinical Consultant (HCLD/CC-ABB-USA).