Timothy Olugbenga Odebode
B.Sc. (Honors), MB Ch B, FMCS, FWACS, FICS
Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Consultant Neurosurgeon, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Head of Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin, 2007-2009


 Name:          Professor Timothy Olugbenga Odebode
Sex:             Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Origin:         Native of Modakeke, Nigeria
Family:        Married with Children
Wife:           Dr (Mrs) Stella Olusola Odebode B.Sc, M Sc, PGDE, PhD
                    Senior Lecturer, Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology,
                    University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria    
Position:      Professor of Neurosurgery
College:       College of Health Sciences
Faculty:       Faculty of Clinical Sciences
Department: Surgery
Division:      Neurosurgery
Postal Address: P.O. Box 5173, Central Post Office, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
E-mail:         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
Telephone:   +234-8033858033

2007            Certificate in Advanced Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita
                    Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, 470-1192, Japan.
2007            Certificate in Radio-Surgery, Nagoya Radio-Surgery Centre,
                    Nagoya Kyoritsu Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
2003            F.I.C.S-  Fellow of International College of Surgeons
2000            FWACS-_Fellow, West African College of Surgeons- in Neurosurgery
                    (West African Postgraduate Medical College)
1997            FMCS-Fellow of the Medical College of Surgeons – in General Surgery
                    (Nigerian National Postgraduate Medical College)
1979           MB; Ch. B with distinction in Neurological Sciences, Obafemi-Awolowo
                   University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
1976           B.Sc. (Honours)- Health Sciences- 2nd Class Upper Division, Obafemi-
                   Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

1976        Obafemi Awolowo Univwersity,   Ile-Ife. Nigeria (B.Sc)
1972        Obafemi Awolowo Univwersity Teaching Hospital,   Ile-Ife (MB.ChB)

1972        Government College, Ibadan. Nigeria

1966         Awe High School Awe, Oyo. Nigeria (WASC)

1965         D.C. Town School, Idi-ope, Oyo (Primary School Leaving Certificate)
1960         St John’s School, Ayorunbo, via Ile-Ife

2009           Professor of Surgery, University of Ilorin
2007           Ag head of department of Surgery
2004           Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Ilorin
2000           Lecturer I in Surgery, University of Ilorin
2000           Consultant Neurosurgeon, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital
1996           Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital,              
1998           Chief Resident, Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, University
                   College Hospital, Ibadan
1991           Part-time Demonstrator in Anatomy, Department of Anatomy,
                   University of Ibadan
1991           Resident Doctor in Surgery,  University College Hospital, Ibadan
1990           Clinical Attaché to Dr Gosh,  District General Hospital, Rotherham, UK
1985           Medical Director, Zion Hospital Ogbomosho
1982           Resident Doctor, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin
1981           Medical Officer, Oni memorial Children Hospital, Ibadan
1980           NYSC Doctor, General Hospital, Agbani, Enugu State, Nigeria

At the University of Ilorin
2010          Chairman: Biomedical Engineering, Research and Development Group
2009          Member: Board of Stem Cell Research, University of Ilorin
2009          Member: Committee on Grant Proposal Preparation Guide for STEP-B Projects
2008          Member: Ad-Hoc Committee on Health Priority Needs for the
                  University of Ilorin
2007          Acting Head of Department, Department of Surgery
2006          Representative of Faculty of Clinical Sciences on Information and Communication
2006          Member: Research and Ethics Committee Faculty of Clinical Sciences.
2004          Chairman: Examination Committee: Department of Surgery
2002          Associate Lecturer in Neuro-anatomy: Department of Anatomy
2000          Head; Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery

At the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital
2008          Member: Committee on movement to permanent site of the hospital
2008          Chairman: Committee on review and upgrading of hospital charges
2008          Chairman: Committee on 1-Billion Naira Union Bank facility
2008          Principal Investigator: MRC CRASH- 2
2007          Acting Head of Department, Department of Surgery
2007          Project Manager: Emergency Clinics - Revolving Fund
2007          Chairman: Theater Users’ Committee
2006          Member: Medical Board of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin
2004          Principal Investigator:  MRC CRASH-1
2000          Head; Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery

At National /International Level
2005         National Treasurer; Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences
2008         African Delegate to the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons (WFNS)
2008          Award for first price in Medicine / Medical Category of the Nigerian
                  Universities Research and Development Fair, held at the University of
                  Lagos, Nigeria.
2003          University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Ethics and Research Award   
1997          Best Candidate; Final Fellowship Examination of the Nigerian Medical
                  College in General Surgery
1981          National Merit Award: For meritorious service during 1980/81 National
                  Youth Service year
1973          National Award; A merit award for best performance as first year medical      
                  student, Faculty of  Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo  University, Ile-
                  Ife. Nigeria


1. Financial Secretary: National Association of Resident Doctors (1983)
2. Member: Nigerian Medical Association.
3. Member: Nigerian Surgical Research Society
4. National Treasurer: Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences: Affiliated to the World
                    Federation of Neurologists (2004-2006)
5. Member: Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria
6. Member: Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences
7. Chairman: Society of Neuroscientists, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
8. Member: Academy of Neurological Surgeons of Africa
9. Assistant Treasurer: Nigerian Academy of Neurological Surgeons
10. Active International Member: Congress of Neurological Surgeons (USA)
11. Active International Member: Association for Academic Surgery (USA)
12. International Member: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (USA)
13. Nigerian Delegate: World Federation of Neurological Surgeons
14. Member: International College of Surgeons (Nigerian Section)


2007         Fujita Health University Clinical fellowship , Fujita Health University
                 Toyoake, Aichi, Japan


Editorial Board Member of:
1. Tropical Journal of Health Sciences
2. The Journal of Surgery and Surgical Sciences

Reviewer to:
3. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
4.  Journal of National Medical Association (JNMA)
5. African Safety Promotion Journal
6. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
7. Nigerian Journal of Surgery
8. Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
9. Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Biology
10. Ibadan Archives of Medicine



1    Odebode T.O.  Histamine and the Gastrointestinal Tract of the Rainbow Lizard. (Agama agama) A dissertation submitted for the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Health Sciences  University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.  1976
2.   Odebode T.O. Pattern of protein energy malnutrition in Ile-Ife, Oyo State. Nigeria. A dissertation submitted for the award of MB, ChB   University of  Ife,  Ile-Ife, Nigeria.  1979
3.       Odebode T.O. Relationship between Ventricular size and Visual Function in
           Infants with Hydrocephalus A dissertation submitted for the award of Fellowship
           of the Medical College of Surgeons (FMCS) in General Surgery  by the  
           National  Postgraduate Medical College of  Nigeria.  May 1997  

Journal Articles
4. Ultrasound evaluation of brain infections and its complications in Nigerian infants.
      Nzeh D, Oyinloye OI, Odebode OT, Akande H, Braimoh K.
      Trop Doct. 2010 Jul; 40(3):178-80.PMID: 20555051 [PubMed - in process]

5.    CRASH-2 trial collaborators* Including Olugbenga Odebode.  Effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events, and blood transfusion in trauma patients with significant haemorrhage (CRASH-2): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial  Published Online June 15, 2010 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60835-5
      (Lancet Publication)

6.    Odebode TO  and Bolaji BO. Outcome of intensive care management of neurosurgical patients   before and after the commencement of neurosurgical service in a resource poor centre: A Nigerian perspective. Afr. J. Anaesth and Intensive Care. 2009; 9(1) 8-13
 7.  Odebode TO and Sanya EO. Outcome of early posttraumatic seizure: An experience in
       Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice Nig. J Clinic Pract   2008; 11(3) 193-198
 8.   Odebode TO.  Age related pattern and outcome of head injury in indigenous Africa
        Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice Nig. J of Clin  Pract  2008;11(3):265-269
 9.    MRC CRASH Trial Collaborators including Odebode TO Predicting    outcome after
        traumatic brain injury: practical prognostic models based on large cohort of
        international patients. BMJ (British medical Journal)  2008; 336(7641):425-9. Epub
        2008 Feb12
 10.   Odebode O.T, Dunmade A.D, Afolabi O.A and Suleiman O.A (2007): “Lateral skull radiograph in a patient with posttraumatic tension pneumocephalus complicated by late epilepsy”.  Emergency Medicine Journal. Vol. 70 pp. 264-268.
 11 Shankar K. Biswas, Hiroshi Toyama, Shuei Imizu, Timothy O. Odebode,   Hidekazu
       Hattori, Aya Kanamori, Magayoshi Sarai, Kazuhiro Katada,  Hirotoshi  Sano and
       Hitoshi Hishida. The Role of SPECT and MRI for Pre and Postoperative Evaluation of
       Childhood Moyamoya Disease: Case Report and  Review of Literature. Current
       Medical Imaging Reviews.2007; 3(4): 225- 232
12.   Junichi Mizuno, Tatsushi Inoue, Shugehiko Kuno, Abhisek Agrawal, TO Odebode, Yoko
       Kato, Hirotoshi Sano. Expansive Laminoplasty Using Titanum Miniplates in Cervical
       Compressive Myelopathy via a Unilateral Approach.  Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
       2007; 1:62-68
13.   Nzeh DA, Oyinloye OI, Odebode TO, Akande HJ, Braimoh KT. Ultrasound evaluation
      of  Brain infections and its complications in Nigerian infants. [abstract] Ultrasound
      2007; 15(4):253.

14.  Odebode T.O, Udoffa S. U and Nzeh A.D (2007): “Cervical Myelomeningocele and Hydrocephalus without Neurological Deficit: A Case Report". American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research. Vol. 2(1), pp. 60-62.

15. Odebode T.O (2007): “Jejunal perforation and peroral extrusion of a peritoneal shunt catheter”. British Journal of Neurosurgery. Vol. 21 (2), pp. 235-236.
16. Odebode TO, Adigun IA and Buhari MO. Missed diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's
      Lymphoma in an elderly patient presenting with spinal cord compression   Surgery  
      Journal. 2007(2): 1-4.
17. Odebode TO, Dunmade AD, Afolabi OA and Suleiman AO. Late Posttraumatic
      Epilepsy in patients with tension pneumocephalus complicating head injury: Report of
      two cases. International Journal of Tropical Medicine 2007; 2(1): 25–28
18. Malomo, AO, Adeolu AA, Odebode TO, Komolafe EO and  Shokunbi MT. Prospective
      Comparative Trial of Ceftriaxone versus Ceftazidime as Prophylactic Perioperative
      antimicrobials in Neurosurgery. East and Central African Journal of  Surgery, 2006;
       12(1): 89-92.

19.Ademola-Popoola S.D, Odebode T.O and Adigun A. I (2006): “Intentional Enucleation of the Eyes: An Unusual Cause of Binocular Blindness”. World Journal of Medical Sciences. Vol. 1 (20), pp. 158-161.

20. The Crash-2 Trial Collaborators including Odebode TO. Improving the evidence base for
      trauma care: Progress in the international CRASH-2 trial. PloS Clinical  Trials 1(6) e30.
      DOI: 1371/journal.pctx0010030  

21. Odebode T.O and Foluwasayo E. O (2006): “Facial Nerve Palsy After Head Injury: Case Incidence, Causes, Clinical Profile and Outcome”. The Journal of TRAUMA. Vol. 61, pp. 388-391.

 22. Odebode T.O, Akang E.E, Shokunbi M.T, Malamo A.O, Ogunseyinde A.O (2006): “Factors influencing visual and clinical outcome in Nigerian patients with cranial meningioma”. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Vol. 13, 649-954.
23.  Odebode TO and Uyanne IA. Primary intra-orbital Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma In an
       Adolescent: A case report. Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology 2006; 14(1): 35-38

24.  Adeniran  JO and  Odebode  TO. Major Congenital Malformations of the Central
        Nervous System as seen at the University Teaching Hospital, Ilorin. Nigerian Journal
       of Pediatrics. 2005; 32: 33-40  

25.  Adeniran JO and Odebode TO. Congenital malformations in Paediatric surgical and
        Neurosurgical practices: Pattern, management and outcome. Sahel Medical Journal.
       2005; 8(1): 4-8.

26.  Ologe FE and Odebode TO. Cerebrospinal fluid Rhinorrhoea and/or Otorrhoea in patients
       with head injury. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2005; 34:173-175.

27.  Odebode TO and Odebode SO. Protein Energy Malnutrition and the Nervous system: The
       impact of socioeconomic condition, weaning practice, infection and food intake. Pakistan
      Journal of Nutrition 2005; 4(5): 304-309.

28.  Odebode TO and Adeniran JO. Congenital malformations of the Central Nervous System:
     Pattern, Social class effects and Folic acid prophylaxis. European  Journal of Scientific
     Research 2005; 11(3): 462-468.

29. Odebode TO, Ologe FE, Segun-Busari and Nzeh DA. Recurrent bilateral fronto- ethmoidal
      Mucocoele With intracranial extension: A case report. West African Journal of Medicine
      2005; 24 (3) 268-271

30.  Crash Trial Collaborators including Odebode T  Olugbenga. Final results of MRC CRASH,
       a randomized placebo-controlled trial of intravenous corticosteroid in adults with Head
       injury-Outcome at 6 months. Lancet 2005; 365:1957-1959

31.  Odebode T.O, Ademola-Popoola D.S, Ojo T.A and Ayanniyi A.A (2005): “Ocular and visual complications of head injury”.  Eye, Vol. 19, pp. 561-561-566.
32.  Odebode T.O, Afolayan E.A.O, Adigun A.I and Daramola O.O.M (2005): “Clinicopathological study of neurofibromatosis type 1: an experience in Nigeria”. International Journal of Dermatology. Vol. 44, pp. 116-120.
33.  Odebode TO. Surgical treatment of epilepsy. Nigerian Clinical Review 2004;8(1): 19-23     

34.  Odebode TO. Principles and practice of Stereotactic Neurosurgery for Intracranial Lesions
       Nigerian Clinical Review. 2004; 8(2): 32-3639

35.  Adigun IA and Odebode TO. Microvascular free flap reconstruction: The challenge in a
      developing country. Sahel Medical Journal 2004; 7(2): 72-75

36.  Odebode TO and Abubakar AM. Childhood head injury: Causes, Outcome and   Outcome
       Predictors- A Nigerian perspective. Pediatric Surgery International 2004; 20:348-352.

36.  Odebode TO. Neurosurgery in Africa and Nigeria: An update. Nigerian Clinical Review
       2004; 8(3): 33-39   

38.  Odebode TO, Adigun IA and Bolaji BO. Pattern and problems of myelo-meningocoeles at
       Ilorin, Nigeria. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences. 2004; 11:10-14

39.  Crash Trial Collaborators including Odebode T Olugbenga. Effect Of Intravenous
       corticosteroids on death within 14 days in 10,008 adults with clinically significant head
       Injury (MRC CRASH trial): randomized placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2004; 364:1321-

40.  Odebode TO   and   Adepoju FG. Neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of Von Hippel Lindau
      Disease: A review. Nigerian Clinical Review 2004; 8(6) 31-33

41.  Odebode TO, Ologe FE, Adeoye PO, Afolayan EAO, Aluko AA and  Odelowo EOO.
       Vagal Cervicomediastinal Neurofibroma in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Mimicking
       Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A case report. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2004; 31(4):

42.  Komolafe E.O., Malomo AO.  Oguniyi AO, Shokunbi MT, Odebode TO, and Adeolu,
       A.A. Shunt-responsive dementing illness in a Nigerian – A case report. West African
       Journal of Medicine 2003; 22(2): 197-198  

43.  Ologe FE, Odebode TO, Owoeye JFA and Eletta PA. Ophthalmic manifestations of
       fronto-ethmoidal mucocoeles: A Report of five cases. African  Journal of Medicine and
       Medical  Sciences.  2003; 32: 209-214

44.  Shokunbi M.T, Odebode T.O, Agbeja-Baiyeroju A.M, Malomo A.O, OgunseyindeA.O and Familusi J.B (2002): “A comparison of visual function scores in hydrocephalic infants with and without lumbosacral myelomeningocoele”. Eye, Vol. 16, pp. 739-743.
45.  Oluwole OSA, Odebode TO, Komolafe MO and Hans Link. Effect of lower limb position
      on Ankle jerk assessment. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
      2001; 70:266-267  

46.  Omokhodion S.I, Ladipo J.K, Odebode T.O, Ajao O.G, Famewo C.E, Lagundoye S.B, Sanusi A. and Gbadegesin R.A (2001): “The Ibadan conjoined twins: a report of omphalopagus twins and a review of cases reported in Nigeria over 60 years”. Annals of Tropical Paediatries. Vol. 21, pp. 263-270.
 47.  Odebode TO, Shokunbi MT, Malomo OA, Familusi JB, Agbeja-Baiye roju AM, and
       Ogunseyinde AO. The relationship between Ventricular size and visual function in
       Children with hydrocephalus  African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
       1998; 27: 213-218

48.  Morgan IA, Afolabi OA, Odebode TO, Sangoseni AA and Ajao OG. Primary Gastric
       Lymphomas. Ibadan Surgeon. 1992; 19(4): 117-121

49.  Aramide OO, Afolabi AO, Fadero PE, Odebode TO, Kejeh, BM, Adebamowo CA, and
       Adekunle OO. Algorithm for the management of massive colonic haemorrhage. Ibadan  
       Surgeon. 1992; 19 (1): 21-27.

50. Odebode TO, Marquis VO and Caxton-Martins AE. Histamine distribution in the Rainbow
       lizard Alimentary Canal. West African Journal of Pharmacology and Drug Research 1979;

51. Odebode TO. Diabetes Mellitus in pregnancy Ifemed 1978; 2 (2): 16-21.

52. Marquis VO and Odebode TO.  The pharmacology of the alimentary system of the
       Rainbow Lizard - Agama, agama. West African Journal of Pharmacology and Drug
       Research 1976; 3:74-75

Odebode-Agaja Adult Cervical Traction Device for Third World Countries for the management of patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury (Patented by the Federal Ministry of Commerce Trade Marks, Patents & Designs Division, Patent Branch, Federal Secretariat, Abuja, Nigeria Ref No 207/07, RP 16759; 19/04/2007