Title: Staff Physician
Company: Covenant Health
Location: Crossville, Texas, United States
Titilope Olanipekun, Staff Physician at Covenant Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in patient care.
Hailing from Nigeria, Dr. Olanipekun obtained a Medical Doctor from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ife in 2009. After immigrating to the United States, he continued his education with a Master of Public Health in clinical epidemiology in 2016 from the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and followed with a residency in internal medicine with the Morehouse School of Medicine in 2019 and later earned a certificate in patient safety, quality improvement, informatics and leadership from Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Olanipekun’s other professional certifications include in global health and epidemiology from the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France in 2012 and a postgraduate certificate in epidemiology and global health from the University of Dundee, Scotland the same year.
Dr. Olanipekun began his career as a medical doctor in housemanship training at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Ife, Nigeria from 2009 to 2010. He followed as an antiretroviral therapy clinician in AIDS relief at the Institute of Human Virology in Nigeria from 2010 to 2012 and as a senior associate with Solina Group Ltd. in Abuja, Nigeria from 2012 to 2014.
In Houston, Dr. Olanipekun prospered as a clinical trials coordinator with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and a project intern with Baylor College of Medicine in 2015, and a graduate research assistant with the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center from 2015 to 2016. He has provided superior care as a resident physician with the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta from 2016 to the present and staff physician with the Covenant Health System from 2019 to the present.
Dr. Olanipekun’s career honors include the Minority Trainee Development Scholarship Award for Quality Improvement from the American Thoracic Society in 2019; winner of the Residents Oral Presentation Competition, Georgia Chapter from the American College of Physicians in 2018; Scholarship for Medicine Residents Pursuing Academic Careers from the Academic Alliance for Leadership-Academic Leadership for Residents in 2018; the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award from the Morehouse School of Medicine in 2018; and the People with AIDS International Public Health Scholarship from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2015.
Dr. Olanipekun attributes his success to his father’s stellar example as a medical doctor, from whom he learned how to respect hard work, compassion and being true to what he believed in. He does not forget the discipline that his mother, who was a nurse, instilled in him. Dr. Olanipekun particularly enjoys taking care of critically ill patients because it is an area that requires constant alertness and precision to save patients’ lives in a short period of time.
As a strong believer of imparting knowledge to the next generation of doctors, Dr. Olanipekun is proudest of his impact on the students and medical residents he has taught. He recalls that his late father, who was a medical doctor, told him about the importance of paying it forward, a philosophy that has guided his actions as a professional.
In the coming years, Dr. Olanipekun sees himself pursuing more leadership roles that will allow him to make changes on a more global level. His advancement goals include becoming the chief quality improvement officer of Covenant Health, then chief medical officer, positions that will afford more opportunities to create a bigger impact in his community.
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