Prof Francis Durosinmi-Etti's Profile


Professor Francis Abayomi Durosinmi-Etti graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos as a Medical Doctor in June 1972.

He worked as a junior doctor at LUTH from where he proceeded to the Christie Hospital Manchester, (University of Manchester) England between 1975 and 1979 for his specialist postgraduate training in Radiation Therapy and Clinical Oncology.

Professor Durosinmi-Etti had additional working experience as Registrar and Senior Registrar at other major Cancer specialist hospitals in the UK such as the Cookridge Hospital Leeds and Clatterbridge Hospital, Liverpool, England before returning home in 1980 where he was immediately appointed as Lecturer Grade One at the College of Medicine University of Lagos and Consultant in Radiation therapy and Oncology to Lagos University Teaching Hospital. (LUTH).

Professor Durosinmi-Etti was appointed in 1988 by the United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria as a Radiation Oncologist charged with the overall worldwide activities of the IAEA in the field of Cancer Radiotherapy.

He was largely instrumental to the development of the specialty in 45 developing countries of the world spanning Africa, Asia, Pacific, Eastern Europe and Latin America among several others.

Professor Durosinmi-Etti was also involved in the design and development of the AMRA Brachytherapy machine in France and the CERVIFIX machine in Italy.
He has several Academic publications to his credit in peer reviewed local and International journals.

He was the Chairman of the National Consultative Committee on Cancer Control in Nigeria from 2006 to 2015.
Professor Durosinmi-Etti is the first Full Professor of Radiation therapy and Oncology appointed by the University of Lagos or by any other University in Nigeria.

He has served as the :
  • Pioneer Chief Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of the prestigious National Hospital, Abuja from 1999 – 2002
  • Secretary to the Federal Character Commission 2003.
  • Chairman, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.
  • Chairman, Board of Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
  • Past National Treasurer, Nigerian Cancer Society
  • and currently a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Cancer Society, Cancer Aid Foundation, ARCON, Pink Oak and President of CEAFON.
Professor Durosinmi-Etti is currently serving as the Chief Clinical Oncologist at the new Ultra-modern NSIA-LUTH CANCER CENTRE (NLCC) at LUTH Idi-Araba.
Professor Durosinmi-Etti is a Fellow and Member of several local and International Professional Associations.
He is a recipient of several local and International Awards including the highly prestigious National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic. (OFR)

He is married and has many Children and Grandchildren.