Lateef O. Giwa

Lateef Giwa

Title: Thoracic Surgeon, Educator
Location: Port Washington, New York, United States

Lateef O. Giwa, thoracic surgeon and educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of medicine and medical education.

Intrigued by the miracles of life and inspired by a general practitioner he met while in grade school, Dr. Giwa began his education at the Federal School of Science in Lagos, Nigeria, earning a General Certificate of Education in 1963. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in medicine and a bachelor’s degree in surgery from the University of Ibadan in 1968, and after arriving in the United States, he went on to receive a master’s degree in science education from Pace University. Dr. Giwa began gaining experience as an intern at Lagos General Hospital and also served as an intern at the Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut. He became a surgical resident at the Long Island Jewish Hospital from 1970 to 1974 and worked as a cardiothoracic resident at the Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center from 1974 to 1976.

Entering the field of education, Dr. Giwa excelled as an assistant professor of surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1976 to 1980 and as a senior lecturer in surgery at the University of Ilorin from 1980 to 1984. Currently, he operates out of his private practice in Long Island, New York, and has been doing so since 1984. In addition, Dr. Giwa is an attending surgeon at the Long Island Jewish Hospital and at Deepdale General Hospital. As a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, he contributes articles to professional journals and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. As a testament to his many accomplishments, Dr. Giwa has been featured in the 24th and 25th editions of Who’s Who in the East, as well as the fifth edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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