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  • Area of Specialization: Neurology
  • Department of Medicine

  • I am a clinician researcher and lecturer with a broad background in Internal Medicine and General Neurology. I have strong interest in Stroke(Vascular Neurology), Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Sleep disorders, Headache disorders, HIV Medicine and Cognitive Neurology. I, am the site Principal Investigator for the stroke genetics research in West Africa, Stroke Investigative Research and Education Network, (SIREN) investigators that is part of the H3, Africa Consortium. I am also the a member of the Genetics of Parkinson;s Disease in Nigeria Study team as the site Principal Investigator at Delta State University. I am a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. After completion of my residency training in neurology and Internal Medicine in Nigeria, I have received additional training in I.Basic Neuroscience and Teaching Pedagogy (IBRO/ISN Teaching Tools Workshop, Cape Coast, Ghana) II.Movement Disorders ( MDS European Summer School for Young Neurologists, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London) III.General Neurology(World Federation of Neurology and Turkish Neurological Society Department Visit Program at Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Istanbul University, Cerrahpassa, Istanbul) IV.Stroke and Vascular Neurology ( Clinical Observer-ship at Department of Neurology, Ochsner Medical Center, Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA, USA) V.Headache disorders (Turkish- African Headache and Pain Meeting, International Headache Society, Istanbul, Turkey) VI.Epilepsy (6thEilat Educational Course: Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy, Jerusalem, Israel)
    My Publications
  1. Akinyemi RO, Sarfo FS, Akinyemi J, Singh A, Akpa O, Akpalu A, Owolabi L , Adeoye AM, Obiako R, Wahab K, Sanya E, Komolafe M, Ogbole G, Fawale M, Adebayo P, Osaigbovo G, Sunmonu T, Olowoyo P, Chukwuonye P, Obiabo Y, Adeniji O, Fakunle A, Melikam E, Saulson R, Yaria J, Uwanruochi K, Ibinaiye P, Amusa GA, Yahaya IS, Dambatta AH, Faniyan M, Olowoniyi P, Bock-Oruma A, Joseph OC, Oguntade A, Kolo P, Laryea A, Lakoh S, Uvere E, Farombi T, Akpalu J, Oyinloye O, Appiah L, Calys-Tagoe B, Shidali V, Tabari NA, Adebayo O, Efidi R, Adeleye O, Owusu D, Ogunjimi L, Aridegbe O, Imoh CL, Sanni T, Gebreziabher M, Tiwari H, Arulogun O, Ogunniyi A, Jenkins C, Owolabi M, Ovbiagele B for the SIREN Investigators (2019 Jan) Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of West Africans on Genetic Studies of Stroke: Evidence from the SIREN Study, International Journal of Stroke, SAGE publications, USA Vol.14 Pages: 69–79

  2. Akinyemi RO, Akinwande K, Diala S, Adeleye O, Ajose A, Issa K, Owusu D, Boamah I, Yahaya IS, Jimoh AO, Imoh L, Fakunle G, Akpalu A, Sarfo F, Wahab K, Sanya E, Owolabi L, Obiako R, Osaigbovo G, Komolafe M, Fawale M, Adebayo P, Olowoyo P, Obiabo Y, Sunmonu T, Chukwuonye I, Balogun O, Adeoye B, Oladele F, Olowoniyi P, Adeyemi F, tLezzi A, Falayi A, Fasanya M, Ogunwale K, Adeola O, Olomu O, Aridegbe O, Laryea R, Uvere E, Faniyan M, Melikam E, Tagge R, Akpa O, Akinyemi J, Arulogun O, Tiwari HK, Ovbiagele B, Owolabi M for the SIREN Investigators as members of the H3 Africa Consortium (2018) Biobanking in a Challenging African Environment: Unique Experience from the SIREN Project., Biopreservation and Biobanking . Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.,Publishers
    doi: 10.1089/bio.2017.0113 Vol.16 Pages: 217-232

  3. R. Akinyemi, H. K. Tiwari, D. K. Arnett, B. Ovbiagele, M. R. Irvin, K. Wahab, F. Sarfo, V. Srinivasasainagendra, A. Adeoye, R. T. Perry, A. Akpalu, C. Jenkins, O. Arulogun, M. Gebregziabher, L. Owolabi, R. Obiako, E. Sanya, M. Komolafe, M. Fawale, P. Adebayo, G. Osaigbovo, T. Sunmonu, P. Olowoyo, I. Chukwuonye, Y. Obiabo, A. Onoja, J. Akinyemi, G. Ogbole, S. Melikam, R. Saulson, M. Owolabi | SIREN Investigators: (2018 ) APOL1, CDKN2A/CDKN2B, and HDAC9 polymorphisms and small vessel ischemic stroke., Acta Neurol Scand. Wiley -Blackwell Vol.37 Pages: 133-141

  4. Owolabi M, Ogbole G, Akinyemi R, Salaam K, Akpa O, Mongkolwat P, Omisore A, Agunloye A, Efidi R, Odo J, Makanjuola A, Akpalu A, Sarfo F, Owolabi L, Obiako R, Wahab K, Sanya E, Adebayo P, Komolafe M, Akinyemi J, Osaigbovo G, Sunmonu T, Olowoyo P, Chukwuonye I, Obiabo Y, Ibinaiye P, Dambatta A, Mensah Y, Abdul S, Olabinri E, Ikubor J, Oyinloye O, Odunlami F, Melikam E, Saulson R, Ogunniyi A, and Ovbiagele B. (2017) (2017). Development and Reliability of a User-friendly Multicenter Phenotyping Application for Hemorrhagic and Ischemic Stroke. , J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. Elsevier
    doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.06.042. Vol.26 Pages: 2662-2670

  5. Sule EA, Obiabo YO (2017) Chemotherapy in HIV Associated systemic Lymphoma with CNS involvement: Experience with a case. , Annals of International Medical and Dental Research. Society for Health Care & Research Development Vol.3 Pages: SG14-SG16

  6. Rufus Akinyemi, Donna K. Arnett, Hemant K. Tiwari, Bruce Ovbiagele, Fred Sarfo, Vinodh Srinivasasainagendra, Marguerite Ryan Irvin, Abiodun Adeoye, Rodney T. Perry, Albert Akpalu, Carolyn Jenkins, Lukman Owolabi, Reginald Obiako, Kolawole Wahab, Emmanuel Sanya, Morenikeji Komolafe, Michael Fawale, Philip Adebayo, Godwin Osaigbovo, Taofiki Sunmonu, Paul Olowoyo, Innocent Chukwuonye, Yahaya Obiabo, Onoja Akpa, Sylvia Melikam, Raelle Saulson, Raj Kalaria, Adesola Ogunniyi, Mayowa Owolabi  (2017) Interleukin–6 (IL-6) rs1800796 and cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor (CDKN2A/CDKN2B) rs2383207 are associated with ischemic stroke in indigenous West African Men , J Neurol Sci. Elsevier
    doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2017.05.046 Vol.379 Pages: 229-235.

  7. Dr Obiabo YO (2016) Cerebrovascular diseases: Prevention and Management in Contemporary Times. , Journal of Basic Healthcare & Clinical Sciences
    Vol.1 Pages: 8-15

  8. Yahaya O Obiabo (2015 ) Frequency and clinical profile of movement disorders in a tertiary health care facility in Niger-Delta region, Nigeria. , Journal of Clinical and Applied Neurosciences
    Vol.1 Pages:

  9. Ogunrin OA, Obiabo OY, Obehigie E . (2014) Risk factors for epilepsy in Nigerians – a cross-sectional case control study, Acta Neurology Scandinavica . Wiley-Blackwell
    doi: 10.1111/ane. Vol.129 Pages: 109-113

  10. Obiabo YO. (2014) Neuromyelitis optica in DELSUTH, Oghara: A case report. , Nigerian Research Journal of Clinical Sciences
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  11. Obiabo YO. (2014) Clinical Profile and Outcome of Adult Tetanus in Oghara, Delta State., African Journal of Tropical Medicine & Biomedical Research
    Vol.3 Pages: 22-28

  12. Obiabo YO. (2014 ) Sleep disorders among Tertiary Hospital Workers in South-South , Nigeria. , Nigerian Research Journal of Clinical Sciences
    Vol.4 Pages: 112-118

  13. Obiabo YO. (2014 ) Clinical Characteristics of Myasthenia Gravis in South-South, Nigeria. , Nigerian Research Journal of Clinical Sciences
    Vol.4 Pages: 72-76

  14. Obiabo YO (2013) Prevalence of restless legs syndrome and daytime sleepiness among tertiary hospital workers in south-south Nigeria. , Nigerian Research Journal of Clinical Sciences
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  15. Obiabo YO. (2013 ) HIV associated neurocognitive disorders among adult Nigerians in the era of highly active anti-retroviral therapy, African Journal of Tropical Medicine & Biomedical Research
    Vol.2 Pages: 77-91

  16. Obiabo YO. (2012) Familial Tuberous Sclerosis Complex presenting in Status Epilepticus: A Case report ., African Journal of Tropical Medicine & Biomedical Research
    Vol.1 Pages: 93-99

  17. Y.O. Obiabo, AO Ogunrin & YS Ogun (2012) Effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy on cognitive functions in severely Immune-compromised HIV-seropositive patients, 1.Journal of the Neurological Sciences . Elsevier
    doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2011.09.011. Epub 2011 Oct 11 Vol.313 Pages: 115-122

  18. Ogunrin OlubunmiA, Obiabo YahayaO. (2010) Depressive symptoms in patients with epilepsy: Analysis of self-rating and physician's assessment, Neurology India. Medknow publications
    DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.68679 Vol.58 Pages: 565-570