Friday, 14 September 2018


Dr. Michael Ogunkoya, MD, The Hope Valley Fertility Clinic
Dr. Michael Ogunkoya is a gynaecologist and obstetrician of international repute. A Fellowof the Hungarian College of surgeons, he is the Medical director and chief executive Officer ofThe Hope Valley Clinic Limited. This outfit is currently at the fore of assisted conception and fertility medicine in Nigeria . What is more, a crack team of British and Nigerian fertility experts manage the hospital in collaboration.

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 did the GCE ‘O’ level in 1967 and GCE ‘A’ Level in 1969 respectively. Armed with the enabling credentials, Michael gained admission into the University of Lagos to read medicine. Having matriculated in 1970, he graduated with MBBS in 1975.

This medical guru did his internship programme between 1975 and 1976. Then, he functioned as House Officer in Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Medicine, surgery and Paediatrics. He did the National youth service from July 1976 to June 1977, as a General Medical Officer.

Dr. Ogunkoya acquired further training and qualifications in his chosen branch of medicine from highly acclaimed institutions in Nigeria and abroad. In 1979, he earned a Doctor of Anaesthesia (D.A) from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Between November 1979 and May 1981, he was a Registrar at the Saint Nicholas Hospital, Lagos . From 1982 to 1986, he had a stint with the Institute of Obstetrics Gynaecology , university of London ; The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London and the Academy of Science , Semeiwess University , Budapest , Hungary . He was made Fellow of theWest African College of Surgeons in 1986. He bagged both M.D. and F.H.C.O.G from the Academy of Science, Semeiwess University.

Indeed, this man’s career, which started substantively in 1981, is most fascinating 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; the Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham, West-Meidlands and Prince Charles Hospital Merthr Tydfil, South Wales.

In June 1983 he joined the Saint Paul ’s hospital, Cheltenham , Gloucestershire, as Registrar. His appointment here lasted until May 1984. From June to November 1984, he was Registrar with the Kings College Hospital , London . The Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, Berkshire was the last place Dr. Ogunkoya worked before he returned to Nigeria in 1986.

In Nigeria, he worked at the Dolphin Specialist Medical Centre, Lagos as a Consultant with specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr. Michael Ogunkoya held this post until 2001 when he established The Hope Valley Clinic Limited. This hospital handles various categories of infertility cases such as women with blocked tubes, men with low or abnormal sperm count and women with premature menopause. It also has facilities for sperm and embryo storage and donation as well as sex selection (Gender Balancing).

In the field of research, this man 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 in preliminary In-Vitro Fertilization work. He has also carried out other research programmes such as the one in Term Pregnancies Complicated by Spontaneous, Premature Rapture of Membranes (S.P.R.O.M): Comparing the Benefits and Adverse Effects of Conservative Policy against Early Syntocinon Therapy.

An indefatigable scientist, he did a comparative study on the pregnancy rate using Pure FSH for Stimulation in a Standard In-Vitro Fertilization (Test Tube Baby) Cycle in Caucasian and Nigerian Women below the age of 38 years.

Up to date, The Hope Valley Clinic International has produced over 2681 babies and still counting.

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