David Oloruntoba

Location: South Africa

Name: David, Olayinka, Oloruntoba. (Dr.)

Date of Birth: 24th June 1961.

Nationality: Nigerian.

Marital Status: Married to Monisola. Blessed with three daughters.

University/Medical School:

  • College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. (1979 – 84)
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)

Postgraduate Qualification: Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics and Trauma.

  • Currently Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bedford Orthopaedic Centre, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital Complex, Mthatha, Republic of South Africa. Joint Establishment Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • SIGN Project Manager/ trainer – SIGN (Surgical Implant Generation Network) www.sign-post.org January 2008.
  • Assistant Clinical Professor Volunteer, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco.
  • Member of the Nigerian Medical Association.
  • Member of the South African Orthopaedic association.
  • Received Appreciation & Achiever award for outstanding service from     the Lesotho Medical Association, July 2002.
  • Registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa as Specialist in Orthopaedics


  1. Shonubi AMO, Salami BA, Oloruntoba DO, Mohaleroe P& Agbahowe SA.

Congenital Syphilis in an Immunocompromised Neonate: Case Report.

East Afr. Med. J. 2003; 80: 660 – 663.  (Co-author)

2. Shonubi AMO, Odusan O, Oloruntoba DO, Agbahowe SA, Siddique MA.

“Health for All” in a least developed country . J. Natl. Med. Assoc. 2005; 97: 1020-1026. (co-author)

3. Orthopaedics in the Developing world: Present and future concerns [letter to the   editor], Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS)11(1):75-76

4.Contributing author to “Davey’s Companion to Surgery in Africa” (3rd edition 2009 ISBN 978-978-902-469-8)

Conference Papers

  • “SIGN in Lesotho”- Experience of the SIGN Intramedullary Nail In Lesotho.”Annual SIGN (Surgical Implant Generation Network www.sign-post.org) congress. Richland, WA, USA. Sept 9th & 10th 2005.
  • ‘Developing World Fracture Care Challenges’ Presentation as part of a          symposium on Fracture Care in the Developing World at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Conference Oct 2007, Boston, USA.
  • ‘Orthopaedic Care in the Developing World: “Cultural Exchanges in the Operating Room’  at the University of California San Francisco Surgical Grand Rounds, 24th Oct 2007.
  • ‘Musculoskeletal Training for Orthopaedists and Non-Orthopaedists: Experiences in Lesotho.’  Presentation at The Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons ‘Carl T. Brighton’ Workshop on Musculoskeletal Trauma in Low and Middle Income Countries. Ahmedabad, India, Dec 2007.
  • Primary Trauma Care in Africa’ PTC situational report. Regional Primary Trauma Care Conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dec 5 -7 2008.
  • ‘Education and Communication – Tools for Bridging the Divide in Low Resource Settings.’ Inaugural International Forum, 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, San Diego, USA. 7th Oct 2009.

Career as an International Trainer

I have initiated, organized and been involved in the following workshops;

  • Primary Trauma Care (PTC) two day workshop in Maseru Lesotho 2004
  • PTC one week foundation course in Kigali, Rwanda. Dec 2005.
  • PTC one week foundation course in Mwanza,  Tanzania June 2009.
  • PTC one week foundation course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sept 2009.

Hobbies & Pastimes

  • An avid sportsman. I play squash & basketball.
  • Reading, watching movies & travelling.

Gold Honour

This award recognises that the individual has organised at least 4 PTC Course cascades and has trained at least 10 instructors.

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