Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin

University/Organization: Obafemi Awolowo University

Country: Nigeria


Professor Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin is the Head, Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is a consultant cardiopulmonary Physiotherapist with the University’s Teaching Hospitals. He had his BMR, PT and M.Sc from the Obafemi Awolowo University, in 1992 and 1999 respectively. He holds his doctoral degree in exercise physiology from the same institution in 2006. He has served as Vice Dean as well as acting Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife between 2008 and 2011. His research and clinical interest is in the area of cardiopulmonary rehab, Exercise Science and physical activity & Environment. He is currently coordinating the cardiopulmonary Rehab and fitness unit of the Medical Rehabilitation Department, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals complex.
Prof. Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin is the Chairman of the Nigeria Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Specialty group. He is an erudite scholar with over eighty publications in peer-reviewed Journals. He has served as editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy; reviewer and contributor to several international journals including Respiratory Care Journal of American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC). He has served as visiting lecturer and external examiner to many institutions in Nigeria including the University of Ghana. Prof. Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin is a recipient of International Fellowship award of the AARC in 2008. He was enlisted as an Emerging Leader by the World Heart Federation in 2015. Prof. Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin has received several other awards including, International Association for the Study of Pain as the Best Presenter; Distinguished Physiotherapist of the year by the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy, Distinguished Health Educator by the Great Nation Publication; distinguished Alumus etc. He has also received many travel grants to several countries abroad such as USA, Scotland, Wales, Kenya and Ghana.

 Research Interest

His research and clinical interest is on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation; Physical Activity and Health Promotion