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US-based fetal surgeon Dr Olutoye is Idoani Prince; wife too a doctor

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Dr Olukoye and Dr Cass of Texas Children's Hospital
Olukoye and Cass of Texas Children’s Hospital performing EXIT fetal surgery

Doctors Oluyinka Olutoye – a Nigerian, and Darrell Cass – an American, are now medical celebrities in Nigeria and around the world for successfully performing fetal surgery procedures in Texas that’s been somewhat headlined as; Giving birth to the same baby twice!

Olutoye and Cass, both co-directors of the Texas Children’s Hospital, recently operated on a 23-week-old foetus – Lynlee Hope – who had suffered from a tumour known as Sacrococcygeal Teratoma, was removed from the womb of her mother Margaret Boemer, operated on and returned to the womb. What’s more? Lynlee Hope got healed and continued to grow until she was finally delivered at 36 weeks.

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Miracle baby Lynlee Hope
Miracle baby Lynlee Hope

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Margaret Boemer - Lynlee's mom
Margaret Boemer – Lynlee Hope’s mother

Olutoye surprised the world the more by saying this was not his first successful EXIT procedure, but the eighth! [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Please click here for the full story]

Although, Olutoye rather not reveal that he is a royal prince of Idoani in Ondo State, Nigeria HAMILTONSTYLE checks indicate that he may very well be the second son of the King of Idoani – Alani Olufemi Olutoye.

Alani Olufemi Olutoye and Olori Tayo of Idoani
Alani Olufemi Olutoye and Olori Tayo of Idoani during a church service 

Alani Olutoye became king of Idoani only recently (2014). He is a retired Major-General in the Nigerian Army.

In an interview with a fourth grade student of The Rhodes School, when asked who his parents are. He simply replied: “Femi and Tayo Olutoye.” Femi would mean Alani Olufemi Olutoye whose first son also bears his first name, Olufemi – Director of Medical Services, Nigerian Air Force.

Olufemi Olutoye, Jnr
Olufemi Olutoye, Jnr

Alani Olutoye has a second son he can equally be proud of – Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye who received his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1988 and his PhD in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, in 1996. His wife, Olutoyin, is also a doctor in the same hospital.

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Dr. Olutoye completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth University, and his fellowship in pediatric surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. He is a member of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society and is a Fellow of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Surgeons; he is also a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons.

Dr. Olutoye has specialized clinical expertise in fetal and neonatal surgery, with specific interest in congenital diaphragmatic hernia and complex wounds. Dr. Olutoye’s research interests include understanding the role of the fetal inflammatory response in scarless fetal wound healing, development of animal models of congenital anomalies, in utero correction of severe congenital malformations, and the study of endothelial-leukocyte and endothelial-tumor cell interactions with a goal to better understand the mechanisms of tumor metastasis. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.

Like her husband, Olutoyin Olutoye is a doctor with a passion for babies. Both probably met while studying at the University of Ife (now OAU – Obafemi Awolowo University) where she graduated also in medicine two years behind her boo, Oluyinka. She is the Director of Fetal Anesthesia Service at the Texas Children’s Hospital.

Judging by the way, medical schedules get really crazy in America sometimes, one wonders how Olutoyin and Oluyinka master and enjoy family time, being both doctors and working in the same hospital.

“Well, don’t go pitying them” a Nigerian nurse who has worked in the same environment said, rather jocularly. “Dr Yinka and Dr Toyin are big earners, they are both darned good at their jobs and are both higher ups, which means that they get to negotiate everything to suit their needs and their longing for each.” Spot on.

Olutoyin’s professional interests include the effect of drugs on the fetus and the fetal brain during Maternal-Fetal surgery as well as the effect of pediatric obesity on the efficacy of anesthesia drugs. She graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Ife in 1990. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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