Professor Akin Abayomi is a specialist in Internal medicine, Haematology, Biosecurity, environmental health and Human development. He received his First degree in Medicine at the Royal Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in University of London, with fellowship from both Royal College of Medicine and Pathology in the United Kingdom and the College of Medicine of South Africa.
His focus has been mainly on the concept of emerging infectious diseases and the development of laboratory and clinical capacity in Africa.
Professor Abayomi was the Chief Pathologist and Head of the Division of Haematology at the University of Stellenbosch’s Faculty of Medicine Science in 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. He was also a Consultant at the University of West Indies and University of Zimbabwe. He has been exposed to a vast variety of geographical variations and disease patterns within the field of Internal Medicine having worked in diverse countries of the world.
Akin Abayomi was the Chair of the H3Africa Consortium Data and Biospecimen Access Committee, as well as the Founder of the Global Emerging Pathogen Consortium which was entrenched at the peak of the Ebola outbreak to address Biosecurity concerns in Africa. He was a Consultant to the Lagos State Biosecurity and Genomics Project in 2014. He was a member of the Board and Honorary Professor to the Center for Biosecurity Studies, University of the West Indies. Cave hill Campus, Barbados, Caribbean. (2018), as well as a Professor of Medicine at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, Nigeria (2018),
Akin Abayomi was a member of the African Academy of Science Committee on Data Governance and also the Lead Consultant on the Biobank, Biosecurity and Biodata Rescue project in Sierra Leone and Lagos Nigeria. He is consulting for the Lagos State Biosecurity project and the West Africa Health Organisation Biosecurity and Biobanking framework to service the ECOWAS member. Professor Akin Abayomi is now the Honourable Commissioner for Health in Lagos state, Nigeria under the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.