Saturday, 6 October 2018

BEHOLD DR. MICHAEL OGUNKOYA: THE BEST CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST AND FERTILITY SPECIALIST IN NIGERIA AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE HOPE VALLEY FERTILITY CLINIC

Dr. Michael Ogunkoya, MD, The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic
DR. MICHAEL OGUNKOYA
CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST & FERTILITY SPECIALIST.
(M.B.B.S; D.A; M.D; F.H.C.O.G; F.I..C.S).
(The man that handles medical science with unflinching commitment, overwhelming passion and flawless integrity).

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
Dr. Michael Ogunkoya (08033069466) is driven with the culture of professional excellence that is in consonance with the dictates of world class medical ethics, principles and practices that will invariably add value to human medicine and existence. These, he does not compromise.

Dr. Michael Ogunkoya is a Gynecologist and Obstetrician of international repute. He is a fellow of the Hungarian College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. Also, he is fellow, International College of Surgeons. He is the Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic Limited. This outfit is currently at the fore of Assisted Conception Technology i.e. Invitro Fertilization and reproductive medicine in Nigeria. Dr. Ogunkoya leads a crack team of both British and Nigerian fertility experts that manage the clinic’s activities.

Dr. Michael Ogunkoya was born on January 12, 1949. He has his roots in Shagamu, Ogun State. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from St. Paul’s Primary School, Shagamu in 1960. His secondary education was at Ijebu Muslim College, Ijebu-Ode and the Federal School of Science, Lagos where he passed the West African School Certificate Examination in 1967 and GCE ‘A’ Levels in 1969 respectively. Armed with the enabling credentials, Michael gained admission into the University of Lagos to study Medicine. Having matriculated in 1970, he graduated with MBBS in 1975.

This Medical Guru, did his internship programme between 1975 and 1976 as House Officer in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics attached to the General Hospital Lagos and Mercy Street Children Hospital, Lagos. He did the National Youth Service from October 1976 to September 1977, as a General Medical Officer with Abuja (now Suleja) General Hospital.

Dr. Ogunkoya acquired further training and qualifications in his chosen branch of Medicine from highly acclaimed institutions in Nigeria and Abroad. In 1979, he specialized in Anaesthesiology and bagged a Diploma in Anaesthesia (D.A) from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

Between November 1979 and May 1981, he worked at the Saint Nicholas Hospital, Lagos. Indeed, this man’s career, which started substantively in 1981 is most fascinating. From 1982 to 1986, he had a stint with the Institute of Obstetrics Gynecology, University of London, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, London and the Academy of Science, Semeiwess University, Budapest, Hungary, i.e. between July 1981 and January 1983, he worked as a senior house officer in three different Medical outfits, namely the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead London 1981, the Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham, West-Meidlands (1982) and Prince Charles Hospital Merthr Tydfil, South Wales (1983). From June 1983 to May 1984, he worked at the Saint Paul’s Hospital, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (1983). From June 1984, he served as Senior House Officer with the Kings College Hospital, London and continued as registrar at the Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, Berkshire. He bagged an M.D from Semeiwess University with specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology and thereafter, returned to Nigeria in 1986.

He is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons. On his return to Nigeria, he established the Dolphin Specialist Medical Centre, Lagos where he was consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr. Michael Ogunkoya held this post until 2001 when he established The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic Ltd.

This clinic is an Assisted Conception Centre which manages cases of infertility using assisted conception technologies to solve problems relating to blocked fallopian tubes, low sperm counts, failure of ovulation in women as well as sex selection (Gender Balancing) etc. Also, the centre has facilities for sperm and embryos banking, surrogate pregnancy services etc .in fact, there are a few of such centres in the world with such advanced technologies and the professional human resources to match it up.

RESEACH
In the field of research Dr. Michael Ogunkoya is also a reliable force. Way back in his days at Royal Free Hospital London, as a senior house officer under Professor Ian Craft, he was involved preliminary in-vitro fertilization work. He has also carried out other research programmes such as the one in Term Pregnancies Complicated by Spontaneous Premature Rupture of membrane (S.P.R.O.M) i.e Comparing the Benefits and Adverse Effects of Conservative Policy against Early Syntocinon Therapy for deliveries of babies.

An indefatigable scientist, he did a comparative study on the pregnancy rate using Urinary Versus recombinant FSH for stimulation in a standard in-vitro Fertilization (Test tube baby) cycle in Caucasian and Nigerian women below the age of 38 years.

According to available statistics of infertility in Africa, Nigeria inclusive, at least one in every six couples experience delay in achieving pregnancy. This problem affects the psychological, social and financial well-being of these couples. Infertility creates anxiety, fear, invokes sense of insecurity in homes and often leads to divorces in marriages (marriage breakups).

The availability of an assisted conception clinic of this nature “The Hope  Valley Fertility Clinic Limited” ably headed by Dr. Michael Ogunkoya has brought smiles, joy and happiness to families in Nigeria by providing solutions and succor to this age-long problem in homes thereby affecting the life styles of most Nigerian homes positively and removing social /marital tensions.

Up to date, The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic has produced over Two  thousand two hundred and fifty pregnancies which includes 13 sets of triplets and 48 sets of twins using the test tube baby technology. The clinic has also assisted 17 couples in choosing the sex of their babies via its sex selection programme. The use of this technology in selecting sex of future off springs has assisted many couples in the birth of male children which has helped in cementing some relationships/homes, especially in some parts of Nigeria where the birth of male children is a sine-qua-none to the stability of such marriages.

Similarly, the clinic has also assisted sickle cell concordant couples to achieve babies with absence of S Hemoglobin in the genotype of the off springs using modern technology in collaboration with an overseas center. The Hope valley Fertility Clinic Limited is the first and only ART center in sub-Saharan Africa to-date to have recorded a pregnancy in a 45-years-old woman using her own eggs. (Nigeria Fertility Society/I.F.F.S. workshop November 2005). These attest to the degree of attention to details and the dexterity of our work protocols, quality control and evaluation.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/ PHILANTROPY
Finally, as a corporate body, The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic under the able leadership of Dr. Michael Ogunkoya has exercised generous philantrophic gestures in reducing or sometimes totally off-setting the cost of treatment to patients thus bringing smiles to the faces of some couples who otherwise may be unable to afford treatment cost. We also offer free counseling & reproductive health advocacy as a corporate social responsibility.

ASSOCIATIONS
Dr. Ogunkoya belongs to a good number of professional and non-professional bodies, namely, the Family Planning Council Of Great Britain, General Medical Council, United Kingdom and the Medical Defence Union, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Society Of Obstetrician And Gynaecology Of Nigeria (SOGON), member of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). He is also a member of the Island Club, Lagos. In addition to his portfolio as the Chief Executive Officer of The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic Limited, he was the coordinator of the Continuing Medical Education Programme of the Lagos State Chapter of the Guild of Medical Directors.

AWARDS
Dr. Ogunkoya has won a number of awards and honours including the prestigious DINMA (Development in Nigeria Merit Award) award in 2004. In 2005, Today’s people international bestowed a Diamond Award for Professional Excellence on Dr. Michael Ogunkoya in recognition of his sterling achievements in his chosen career i.e. Human Medicine, especially in the area of infertility treatment using Invitro Fertilization Technology (IVF). Since 2003, he is being quoted in “Who is Who” in Nigeria for his immense contributions to the scientific/medical development of our motherland, Nigeria.

He is married with four children; his hobbies are reading, seaside relaxation and watching nature. He also loves attending post-graduate professional symposia and scientific meetings both locally and abroad. Prominent among such meetings are the ones organized annually by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Dr. Michael Ogunkoya is a bundle of virtues. He is God fearing, disciplined, prudent, transparent, honest, focused, courageous, dependable and diligent. He is a beacon of hope to many infertile couples. His zest and zeal for excellence, passion, and rigid commitment to the development of Medical Science (Infertility Management) is real and it is for the good and progress of Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.

Dr. Michael Ogunkoya is an erudite medical scholar who is greatly sort after both within and outside Nigeria as a guest speaker/resource person, speaking on the impact/effects of infertility on the society and the possible medical solutions. His stimulating intellectual lectures have added immense value to the body of scientific knowledge as evident in his radio, television programmes, print media and medical journal publications.

For more information on fertility treatment, contact the best fertility specialist in Nigeria, Dr. Michael Ogunkoya (08033069466). He was trained in the best medical schools in USA, London, Canada, Wales and Hungary. He is the medical director of The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic.
The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic
Plot 31, Block 113, Gbemileke Akinsonwon Street, Opposite Treasure Garden, By Ikate Roundabout, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos-Epe Express Way, Lagos.
08033069466