Olabisi Jagun, MD; FACP
Dr. Olabisi Jagun is a leader, teacher, mentor, role model, counselor, ambassador, Physician/Healthcare professional; committed to ensuring that the highest standards and traditions of medicine are passed on to the finest and the brightest, as well as to serving the poorest, neglected and most marginalized international communities. She graduated high school with distinction at Our Lady of Apostles Boarding/Grammar School in Ijebu-Ode, and proceeded to study medicine at the University of Ife, Nigeria where she graduated B.Sc. (Hons) in Health Sciences and MB. ChB from its Medical School. She then earned an academic scholarship from the Federal Government of Nigeria to study at the prestigious University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Jagun is Double Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, and her medical career started as Medical Officer during her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) after which she proceeded to the United States of America for an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at Howard University Hospital. She then worked as a Medical Officer, at D.C. General Hospital from 1992 until its closure in 2001. In her 40 years medical career, she has accumulated over 27 years of experience and practice in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ambulatory /Urgent Care, Nephrology, and Dialysis. She was the Director of Emergency Medicine, Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington, D.C. (1999-2003), and Chief, Div. of Nephrology and Hypertension, Howard University Hospital (2003-2006). From 2005 to 2009, she served as a liaison between the Mayor’s office and Africans on the first Washington, D.C. Mayoral Commission on African Affairs, during which time she successfully lobbied for the institution of African Affairs Commissions in neighboring jurisdictions and accompanied the Mayor on a Good Will Tour of three African Countries.
This consummate Teacher and Leader has continued to excel at every responsibility she is charged with, has welcomed every challenge as an opportunity to impact lives, and has used every position held, to effect positive change in her communities. Since 2007, Dr. Jagun has taken on exclusively, Locums Tenens positions in order to devote more time to her global medical missions. She has led diverse teams in building and managing Emergency and Dialysis departments, teaching and supervising physicians to deliver the highest standard of preventive and therapeutic medical care, to the underserved, marginalized, and “forgotten” members of national and international communities. Starting in South America in 2001, Dr. Jagun has recruited and led countless numbers of physician volunteers and philanthropists on global Medical Missions, and multiple Medical Missions to Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, and Osun States all in Nigeria. She has also collaborated on annual missions to Uganda since 2011 and she has participated in the “Making a Difference” Me-to- We Foundation Medical Mission to Kenya.
In her dedication to the service of humanity and specifically to preventive and community health initiatives in Africa, Dr. Jagun launched FCAMM (Foundation for Combined African Medical Missions) in April 2012 as a platform for “Teaching Healing through Giving” to broaden her Medical Missionary outreach and touch countless lives. Through FCAMM, she has donated 25 Dialysis Machines estimated at about 1.5 million dollars to the Government of Ondo State, $30,000 in Medical Supplies to Nigerian and Ugandan Medical Missions, $15,000 in Shoes for Elementary and Middle School Students at her Medical Mission locations and $15,000 in Airline tickets funds to assist/encourage Medical Students and young Physicians’ participation in Medical Missions to Africa, thus emphasizing the teaching of the next generation of Medical Philanthropists. Always striving to improve her knowledge, skills, and the quality of medical care she delivers to her patients, Dr. Jagun is an avid participant in Continued Medical Education (CME) activities. She is a charismatic, tireless, and selfless worker with a generous spirit and a gentle soul, as she encourages, supports, and constantly advocates for minority representation in physician leadership positions. She has taught/mentored hundreds of physicians; majority of who now hold prominent positions in their fields of specialization.
This Outstanding human being, woman and mother, is a humanitarian ambassador of medicine who has truly found her niche and calling in global medical missions, and has collaborated with several partners on Medical Mission Trips. She has earned tremendous admiration and respect both at home and abroad and has been described as a quintessential physician, and a compassionate, enthusiastic, uplifting individual. It is not surprising therefore that she is the recipient of numerous Honor Awards for Exemplary Service to Humanity, Awards of Excellence as a Clinician, and prestigious Awards for Leadership in Medicine, Arts and Culture. She was honored with a Chieftaincy title from the King of Epe; Lagos, Nigeria, and appointed by Governor Olusegun Mimiko to serve on the Governing Council of the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo State, Nigeria. Today, we add to those numerous awards, as we present our Prestigious NWAG Woman of Valor Award to Dr. Olabisi Jagun!.