Dr OGBOLE G. Inalegwu

Associate Professor


Dr OGBOLE Godwin, is an Associate Professor in the Radiology Department of College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. His research focuses on developing patient-centered and adaptable imaging systems especially in LMICs aimed at optimizing care and imaging intervention in resource poor settings. His research interest has grown to and focuses on neuroimaging in stroke in Nigeria.



  • 1998: MBBS. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. (Medicine/Surgery)
  • 2005: FMCR. National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (Radiology)
  • 2006: FWACS. West African College of Surgeons. (Radiology)
  • 2007: MSc. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. (Epidemiology)
  • 2010: MRP, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. (Radiation Physics)
  • 2009: MSCI. Northwestern University, Chicago. (Clinical Investigation)



  1. The use of investigative imaging techniques for diagnosis in low resource settings poses several challenges, particularly due to cost, availability and level of advancement. My initial work focused on the use of locally emerging techniques of cross sectional imaging with CT and MRI in resource challenged settings. My publications show the feasibility and applicability of these modalities in evaluating non-communicable diseases and demonstrates challenging experiences of using CT and MRI in resource constrained settings.
    1. Ogbole G, Adeleye A, Adeyinka A, Ogunseyinde O. Magnetic resonance imaging: Clinical experience with an open low-field-strength scanner in a resource challenged African state. Journal of neurosciences in rural practice 2012;3:137-43. PMID:22865963, PMCID:PMC3409982. DOI:10.4103/0976-3147.98210
    2. Ogbole GI, Adeyinka OA, Okolo CA, Ogun AO, Atalabi OM. Low field MR imaging of sellar and parasellar lesions: experience in a developing country hospital. European journal of radiology 2012;81:e139-46. PMID:21300499. DOI:10.1016/j.ejrad.2011.01.056
    3. Godwin Ogbole, Olatunji Olalere., Olusola Orinowo., Adeyemi Uzomah. (2010). Pattern of computed tomography findings in children with hydrocephalus in Ibadan. DOKITA. 35:45-52.
  2. An epidemiological transition with rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD), seen in African countries with stroke being a major complication of cardiovascular disease in Africa, there was however insufficient information on the timing of the required imaging intervention for effective management planning. We were able to determine the mean time for imaging presentation of stroke patients in Nigeria.
    1. Ogbole GI, Owolabi MO, Ogun O, Ogunseyinde OA, Ogunniyi A. Time Of Presentation Of Stroke Patients For CT Imaging In a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital. Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine 2015;13:23-8. PMID: 26807083. PMCID:PMC4715369
    2. Ogbole, G. I., Owolabi, M. O. and Yusuf, B. P. (2013). White Matter Changes on Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Risk Factor for Stroke in an African Population? Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. doi:pii: S1052-3057(13)00004-9.PMID:23375720.
    3. Akinyemi RO, Allan L, Owolabi MO, Akinyemi JO, Ogbole G, Ajani A, Firbank M, Ogunniyi A, Kalaria RN. (2014). Profile and determinants of vascular cognitive impairment in African stroke survivors: The CogFAST Nigeria Study.J Neurol Sci. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2014.08.042.PMID:25238666


  1. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of West Africans on genetic studies of stroke: Evidence from the SIREN Study.
    Akinyemi RO, Sarfo FS, Akinyemi J, Singh A, Onoja Akpa M, Akpalu A, Owolabi L, Adeoye AM, Obiako R, Wahab K, Sanya E, Komolafe M, Ogbole G, Fawale M, Adebayo P, Osaigbovo G, Sunmonu T, Olowoyo P, Chukwuonye I, Obiabo Y, Adeniji O, Fakunle G, Melikam E, Saulson R, Yaria J, Uwanruochi K, Ibinaiye P, Amusa GA, Yahaya IS, Dambatta AH, Faniyan M, Olowoniyi P, Bock-Oruma A, Joseph OC, Oguntade A, Kolo P, Laryea R, Lakoh S, Uvere E, Farombi T, Akpalu J, Oyinloye O, Appiah L, Calys-Tagoe B, Shidali V, Tabari NA, Adebayo O, Efidi R, Adeleye O, Owusu D, Ogunjimi L, Aridegbe O, Imoh CL, Sanni T, Gebreziabher M, Hemant T, Arulogun O, Ogunniyi A, Jenkins C, Owolabi M, Ovbiagele B. International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society. 2019; 14(1):69-79.
  2. Pattern and outcome of prenatally diagnosed major congenital anomalies at a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital.
    Akinmoladun JA, Ogbole GI, O Oluwasola TA.
    Nigerian journal of clinical practice. 2018; 21(5):560-565.
  3. APOL1, CDKN2A/CDKN2B, and HDAC9 polymorphisms and small vessel ischemic stroke.
    Akinyemi R, Tiwari HK, Arnett DK, Ovbiagele B, Irvin MR, Wahab K, Sarfo F, Srinivasasainagendra V, Adeoye A, Perry RT, Akpalu A, Jenkins C, Arulogun O, Gebregziabher M, Owolabi L, Obiako R, Sanya E, Komolafe M, Fawale M, Adebayo P, Osaigbovo G, Sunmonu T, Olowoyo P, Chukwuonye I, Obiabo Y, Onoja A, Akinyemi J, Ogbole G, Melikam S, Saulson R, Owolabi M.
    Acta neurologica Scandinavica. 2018; 137(1):133-141. NIHMSID: NIHMS906184
  4. Development and Reliability of a User-Friendly Multicenter Phenotyping Application for Hemorrhagic and Ischemic Stroke.
    Owolabi M, Ogbole G, Akinyemi R, Salaam K, Akpa O, Mongkolwat P, Omisore A, Agunloye A, Efidi R, Odo J, Makanjuola A, Akpalu A, Sarfo F, Owolabi L, Obiako R, Wahab K, Sanya E, Adebayo P, Komolafe M, Adeoye AM, Fawale MB, Akinyemi J, Osaigbovo G, Sunmonu T, Olowoyo P, Chukwuonye I, Obiabo Y, Ibinaiye P, Dambatta A, Mensah Y, Abdul S, Olabinri E, Ikubor J, Oyinloye O, Odunlami F, Melikam E, Saulson R, Kolo P, Ogunniyi A, Ovbiagele B.
    Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 2017; 26(11):2662-2670. NIHMSID: NIHMS889332


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