Amusa Y.B.

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Yemisi B.
Dr (Mrs)
Department of Surgery
Faculty of Clinical Sciences
Research Interest(s): 

Dr (Mrs) Amusa is an Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology. Her research interest is on Otology. She has been involved in re-organizing and promoting the growth of the Otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialty at the Obafemi Awolowo University and at the Teaching Hospital. Dr Amusa initiated the Noise awareness Campaign in Nigeria. This effort put our institution and the country on the world map of institutions and country that are doing something positive to prevent the harmful effect of noise on the health of the populace. This started at the OAUTHC in 1999 and is now being observed in several states within the Country. This programme is observed annually and one of its aims is to enhance the health of the society through the prevention of Noise Induced Hearing Loss.

Dr Amusa also initiated the first Temporal bone Dissection Workshop in Nigeria at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in January 2005.  Her initiatives and the institutional supports from the University and the department have seen our unit contributing to manpower development in micro ear surgery in Nigeria. Our institution now has the best equipped and the largest   Temporal bone dissection Laboratory in West Africa. This was achieved in 2007 through the collaborative efforts of the University, the Teaching Hospital, the State Government and our foreign faculties

Dr Amusa initiated the first Cochlear Implant programme for the Nigerian child at the Teaching hospital through the collaboration with a Visiting Scholar from India and Material Solution Technology (a company based in South Korea). She was able to attract a donation of six (ies 250) Cochlear implants which were implanted free to the selected patients. The Implant surgery was successful in all of the patients and the switch- on demonstrated that they are all able to perceive sound. She has been able to arrange for the training of our speech therapy for the post implant speech rehabilitation of the implanted patients. The visiting scholar and the MST Company sponsored this training programme. Through the same effort, the first Cochleostomy training workshop was done in our hospital. At this training workshop, 5 Nigerian Otolaryngologist were locally trained in Cochlear Implant surgery using the ies 250 devices.

She has contributed in the area of manpower development in otolaryngology through the supervision of resident doctors who are undergoing post graduate training in the specialty and also as an examiner to the National post graduate college. She has supervised several M.Sc theses and she is an examiner to the postgraduate College at both Masters and Ph.D level.

Selected Publication(s): 
Ako-Nai, A. K., Oluga, F. A., Onipede, A.O., Adejuyigbe, E.A, Amusa, Y.B. (2002) The characterization of Bacterial isolates from Acute Otitis Media in South Western Nigeria: Journal of Tropical Paediatrics; 48: 15-21.
Akinpelu, O.V., Amusa, Y.B., Komolafe, E.O., Adeolu, A.A., Oladele, A.O., Ameye, S.A. (2007). Challenges in management of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media in a developing country. Journal of Laryngology and Otology; 122: 16-20
Amusa Y.B., Olabanji, J. K.,. Akinpelu, V. O, Olateju, S. O., Agbakwuru, E.A., Ndukwe, N., Fatusi, O. A. (2004) Pattern of Head and Neck malignancies in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital A ten year review. West African Journal of Medicine; 23: 280-285.
Amusa Y.B, Adisa, O.A, Adediran, I.A, Durosinmi, M.O. (2004): Otorhinolaryngological associated features of HIV/AIDS patients in Ile-Ife Nigeria: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice; 7: 69-73.
Amusa, Y.B, Akinpelu, V.O., Famurewa, C.O, Faponle, A.F., Komolafe, O. E., Adegbeingbe, O.O., Olasode, B.J. et al (2005): Burkitts’ Lymphoma of the Head and Neck region in a Nigerian tertiary Hospital: West African Journal of Medicine; 24: 139-142