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With over 30 years practice experience since graduating from the University of Ibadan in 1976, Dr. M.A Owolabi was the first Nigerian to hold a post-graduate qualification in Aviation Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London and the pioneer Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in the subspecialty of Aviation Medicine in its Faculty of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Owolabi, Member of the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, is member and fellow of several other professional Institutes, Societies and Associations in the United Kingdom and United States of America. In addition, Dr. Owolabi  is Chairman / Chief Medical Director and Consultant in Aviation Medicine & Human Factors of  Mends Specialist Hospital & Aviation Medical Centre, Kaduna;  Mends Training Institute;  and Wondernet  divisions of  Mends International Ltd.  (http://www.wonderplaza-ng.com)

Moreover, Dr Owolabi is a retired uniformed Flight Surgeon & Specialist in Aviation Medicine to the Nigerian Air Force. In 2002, Dr. Owolabi received Inclusion in 1,000 World Leaders of Scientific Influence Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to the field of Aerospace Medicine by the American Biographical Institute, U.S.A. while on 20th May 2006; he received the 6th Development in Nigeria Merit Award in Human Medicine field for outstanding contributions to Nigerian Development.

He was the Chairman, Guild of Medical Directors of Nigeria, Kaduna State. Dr. Owolabi is married to Edna, a businesswoman and they are blessed with 4 children. His hobbies include Praising God, Lawn Tennis, Telemedicine, Flying and being an Arsenal Football Club fan.


1 May 2009: National development Merit Award by Elation Magazine – a publication of Elation Communications Limited.

6 June 2008: Distinguished Alumnus (DA) Award by University of Ibadan Alumni Association at Trenchard hall (University of Ibadan) as one of the tow awardees to mark 60 years of University Education in Nigeria.

15 December 2007: Distinguished Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence in Nigeria by TineNews Magazine & Prime International Communications Limited at Abuja, Nigeria.

31 March 2007: First Grand Award for Productivity in Africa in consideration of Achievements in Practice & Development of Human Medicine in Africa by People, State & Resource at Abuja, Nigeria.

8 March 2007: Distinguished Merit Award for Excellence in Aviation Medicine & Healthcare by Institute of Industrialist & Corporate Administrators of Nigeria at Kaduna, Nigeria.

20 March 2006: 6th Development in Nigeria Merit Award for Contribution to national development in Human Medicine (Aviation Medicine) by People, State & Resource at Abuja, Nigeria

11 September 2002: Cabin safety & Security Excellence Diamond Award in Recognition and Appreciation of Outstanding Contributions to Cabin safety in Nigeria (after delivering the “September 11” Anniversary Guest Lecture) by Cabin Security & safety Watch in Lagos, Nigeria.

15 October 1992: FIAMN (Hon) – Honorary Fellowship Award by Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria.

8 August 1986: Certificate of Merit for Distinguished Achievement, Subject of Notice in Dictionary on International Biography, Volume xx, Cambridge, UK.

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