J Olufemi Ogunbiyi is a Professor of Anatomical Pathology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He graduated MBBS in 1983 from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, obtained the fellowship of the West African Postgraduate Medical College (FWACP Laboratory Medicine) in October 1990, and has since been on faculty at the University of Ibadan as well as an Honorary Consultant Pathologist to the University College Hospital Ibadan. He undertook postdoctoral training in cancer research at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France in 1992, and was visiting research scientist to the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah, in 1993 and 1995.
He has served as Secretary General, West African College of Physicians; Postgraduate Examiner in Pathology, West African College of Physicians and National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria; and President, Anglophone West African Division of the International Academy of Pathology (WADIAP). He continues to train postgraduate doctors in Anatomical Pathology, supervising their dissertations as well.
He is a member/Fellow of several learned societies including the College of American Pathologists and the College of Pathologists of East, Central, and Southern Africa. He is currently Chairman, Association of Pathologists of Nigeria (Oyo State).
Professor Ogunbiyi has been Director of the Ibadan Cancer Registry (the oldest and most reliable cancer registry in Nigeria and a member of the African Cancer Registry Network) and has published cancer registry reports consistently. He served as a member of the Steering Committee of the current Nigerian National Cancer Plan and is on its implementation committee. He also served as a consultant in the development of the State Cancer Control Plan for Oyo State of Nigeria, where he is based. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, especially on cancer epidemiology and pathology.
An active member of AORTIC, he has served as the VP-West Africa (attending all council meetings) and has represented the organisation in local and international meetings with scientific presentations. Along with others, he has published invited articles for AORTIC and has served as a member of the pathology interest group of AORTIC and as Co-Chair of the Research Committee of AORTIC, and is currently its Chair.