meet specialist

Prof. Njideka U. Okubadejo  


General Neurology & Movement Disorders

Current position(s)
  • Consultant Neurologist & Head of Unit


Njideka Okubadejo is a Professor of Neurology and Consultant Neurologist at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH), Idi Araba, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is an American Academy of Neurology Donald M. Palatucci Advocacy Leader (class of 2009), and the 2015 awardee of the Society of Neuroscientists in Africa (SONA)/ International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Women in Neuroscience Award (West African Subregion). She is the current Chairperson of the Neurology Subspecialty of the Faculty of Internal Medicine, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and Chairperson of the Africa Section Steering Committee of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. She is also Chairperson of the LUTH Health Research Ethics Committee. She pioneered the establishment of the premier LUTH Movement Disorders Clinic, a first in the west Africa subregion, and the LUTH Acute Stroke Unit. Her main research interests are in neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders and stroke. Her passion is to improve the overall quality of and access to neurological care for patients in Nigeria and Africa.