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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-60

A titan in radiology takes his exit


Department of Radiology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Date of Submission16-Aug-2020
Date of Decision16-Aug-2020
Date of Acceptance16-Aug-2020
Date of Web Publication30-Nov-2020

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Donald A Nzeh
Department of Radiology, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/JRMT.JRMT_32_20

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Professor Sulaiman Botsende Lagundoye was born in Owo, Ondo State, on 13 October 1933, and died on 20 July 2020, at the age of 86 years. He had his undergraduate medical education at the University of Ibadan and qualified with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (MBBS London) in 1961. His postgraduate training in radiology was at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, where he obtained the Diploma in Medical Radiodiagnosis in 1966. In 1967, he was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Ibadan and rose to become a professor in radiology in 1976, being the first Black African to be appointed to such a position. During his long career at the University of Ibadan, he also held the honorary consultant radiologist position at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

His administrative responsibilities included headship of the radiology departments of both the University of Ibadan and University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was also the past Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Maiduguri, and the Chief Medical Director, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. He also held the position of Chairman of the Interim Management Board of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Prof. Lagundoye was instrumental to the commencement of postgraduate training of radiologists in the West African subregion and played a very active role in the supervision of resident doctors in radiology at its inception when the first radiology residency training program was established at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was a past Chairman, Faculty of Radiology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

My first encounter with this great teacher of teachers was when I commenced residency training at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and I was awestruck by his simplicity and humility, an attribute that endeared him to his trainees, who found him very approachable. During the trying years of the first wave of brain drain in the mid-1980s, when medical specialists left Nigeria in droves for greener pastures abroad, it was Prof. Lagundoye and a few others who held the fort; if not for their commitment and selflessness, the training of radiology resident doctors and the postgraduate examinations in the country would have collapsed.

Even in retirement, he continued to follow with keen interest the events that occurred in the radiology community, and always showed up to give advice and encouragement at the Fellowship Examinations in Radiology of the West African College of Surgeons in Ibadan.

Prof. Lagundoye was a repertoire of the history of radiology in the West African subregion and beyond, which greatly enriched the publication of the book: Devices and Images: Fifty Years History of the Association of Radiologists of West Africa (1962–2012), which I had the honor and privilege to co-author with him.

He was a strong promoter of culture and tradition and in recognition of his immense contributions to community development, he was honored with chieftaincy titles in Ibadan Land and Owo Kingdom his homestead.

Prof. Lagundoye's demise is a great loss to his family and the radiology community. He will be sorely missed.

I pray God to grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

Adieu to a great teacher and mentor.






 

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