Dr. Liza OnifadeEti-Osa, Lagos
Dr Liza (Elizabeth) Urowayino Onifade(nee Okorodudu)- After her undergraduate medical education at the prestigious College of Medicine, University of Lagos – student number 732! She bagged the National Award for her undergraduate training and qualified in 1978 with an MBBS.
Her core postgraduate training in paediatrics was at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. In 1986 during the course of her training, she was awarded the John Holt Scholarship to proceed to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the University of Liverpool for a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
In 2000, she received the ISN fellowship award for paediatric renal training at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Trust in the United Kingdom. This was followed later in 2004 by an International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis scholarship for dialysis training at the world renowned Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, also in the United Kingdom. Her focus thereafter was to ensure that junior colleagues consolidate their interest in paediatric nephrology.
She bagged a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H)
Fellowship of the Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College (FMCPaed)
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH)
International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Fellow
Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH)
Dr Onifade’s areas of special interest in paediatrics include renal medicine, paediatric medical education, infant feeding, and food allergy.
She is currently on leave of absence in the United Kingdom where she works as Consultant paediatrician at the Friarage Hospital, South Tees NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust. Her vacations are spent back home in Nigeria where she contributes to the vision of her founding colleagues in Lifeline for the Nigerian child.