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Akinlolu Ojo, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Akinlolu Ojo portrait
Professor, Population Health

Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, Executive Dean of the School of Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. Ojo received his medical degree from Lagos, Nigeria and received an MPH in Global Health from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky, Lexington and completed fellowship in nephrology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he also received his PhD in epidemiology. Dr. Ojo has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and serves on editorial boards, Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs), FDA Advisory Committees and NIH study sections. Dr. Ojo has mentored >20 research scientists and physician scientists and has been elected into the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA), American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians.

Education and Training
  • MBBS, Medicine, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • State of Kansas, Medical License, State of Kansas
Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Physicians, Member, 1990 - Present



Dr. Ojo works with a multinational research team that studies chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation outcomes, health disparities and global health issues. Dr. Ojo is the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Kidney Disease Research Network – a research consortium focused on developing research capacity and conducting epidemiologic, clinical and translational studies in CKD in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The consortium currently has 4 active protocols involving >14,000 research participants at 21 academic medical centers in seven SSA countries.