Hilary Clinton Thanks Nigerian Dr Oladotun Okunola for saving her life “I won’t be here without him!”

Dr Oladotun Okunola with Hilary Clinton

Let it not be said that Nigerians are not talented. In the private sector, Nigerians are known for their diligence, expertise and brilliance. However, in the area of politics (and not governance, because there are some brilliant technocrats who are not politicians working all the hours behind the scene), Nigeria seems to be cursed. And this is the collective responsibilities of Nigerians as a people. Nigerians deserve the leaders they get. When the seemingly educated ones connive with the illiterates, it is a recipe for disaster.

It is so gratifying to read of Hilary Clinton’s open declaration of approval and gratitude to her personal medical doctor who only happens to be a Nigerian. A proud Nigerian, who hasn’t bothered to ‘Americanise‘ his names.

Read what Hilary Clinton had to say below (I want to give a big THANK YOU to my Doctor who travels everywhere with me, Dr Oladotun Okunola. I wouldn’t be here without him! Literally.)  – Jide Salu

I salute you Dr Oladotun Okunola.

Dr Okunola joins the prestigious Neurology group, Neuroscience Center of Northern New Jersey, to provide a variety of specialised care. He specialises in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, and sleep medicine.

Dr Okunola completed medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He stayed and completed his internship and neurology residency at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC. He received fellowship training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. He also completed a sleep medicine fellowship at Norwalk Hospital, Connecticut.


As part of his fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy, he focused on intraoperative and epilepsy monitoring; EEG and EMG. As a sleep specialist, he diagnoses and treats sleep related disorders such as daytime sleepiness (hypersomnolence), insomnia, narcolepsy, obstructive, central, and complex sleep apnea, etc.
Dr  Okunola is board-certified in both adult neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurology.


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