SPRING, TEXAS, March 21, 2022, Dr. Titilope O. Olanipekun, MD, MPH, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
After earning a Doctor of Medicine from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, Dr. Olanipekun began his career as a medical doctor in Housemanship training at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex. Over the years, he gained valuable expertise in the field as an antiretroviral therapy clinician for the Institute of Human Virology, a senior associate with Solina Group, a clinical trials coordinator for the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and as a project intern at Baylor College of Medicine.
Driven to further his expertise, Dr. Olanipekun earned a Master of Public Health in clinical epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, served as a graduate research assistant for UTHealth Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Supported by years of professional experience, he excels today as a resident physician at the Morehouse School of Medicine and as a staff physician with Covenant Health System.
To remain aware of developments affecting his field, Dr. Olanipekun has completed a postgraduate certificate in patient safety, quality improvement, informatics and leadership through Harvard Medical School, a certificate in global health and epidemiology through the International Prevention Research Institute and a postgraduate certificate in epidemiology and global health at the University of Dundee. Additionally, he aligns himself with the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, among other alumni associations.
Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Olanipekun has contributed to various peer-reviewed publications, including the International Journal of Health Planning and Management, the Journal of the National Medical Association and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. To commemorate his accomplishments, he received the Minority Trainee Development Scholarship Award for Quality Improvement through the American Thoracic Society, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award through the Morehouse School of Medicine and the People with AIDS International Public Health Scholarship through UTHealth.
In a career filled with highlights, Dr. Olanipekun is most proud of the impact he has had on his students and medical residents, earning the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and starting a quality improvement project to enhance the influence of vaccinations on African Americans with a history of heart failure. Looking toward the future, Dr. Olanipekun aims to pursue more leadership roles that will allow him to make changes on a more global level.
Inductee, Alpha Iota Chapter, Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society (2016)
Alumnus, Harvard Medical School
Alumnus, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Minority Trainee Development Scholarship Award for Quality Improvement, American Thoracic Society (2019)
Winner, Residents Oral Presentation Competition, Georgia Chapter, American College of Physicians (2018)
Scholarship for Medicine Residents Pursuing Academic Careers, Academic Alliance for Leadership – Academic Leadership for Residents (AAL-ALR) (2018)
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Morehouse School of Medicine (2018)
People with AIDS International Public Health Scholarship, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2015)
MPACH Academic Competitive Scholarship, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2015)
Fellowship Award in Epidemiology and Global Health, International Prevention and Research Institute (IPRI), Lyon, France (2012)
Selected Publications: Co-Author, Attitudes and perceptions towards coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine acceptance among recovered African American patients,” Journal of General Internal Medicine (2021)
Co-Author, “Learning styles of internal medicine residents and association with the in-training examination performance,” Journal of the National Medical Association (2020)
Co-Author, “Improving the quality of family participation in ICU rounds through effective communication and telemedicine,” Critical Care Medicine (2019)
Co-Author, “Association of inferior vena cava filter placement for venous thromboembolic disease and a contraindication to anticoagulation with 30-day mortality,” JAMA Network Open (2018)
Co-Author, “Where there is no policy: governing the posting and transfer of primary health care workers in Nigeria,” International Journal of Health Planning and Management (2017)
Co-Author, “How decentralisation influences the retention of primary health care workers in rural Nigeria,” Global Health Action (2015)