Olubukola Ojuola, MD, MPH

Chair, Division of Pediatrics; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

(434) 592-7694

Education

  • MPH, Harvard University
  • MBBS, University of Iloran, Nigeria

Courses Taught

  • Patient Centered Medicine – PCM
  • Pediatrics – PEDS
  • Population Based Medicine – PBM

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Pediatricians (ACP)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)
  • Lynchburg Academy of Medicine (LAM)
  • Medical Society of Virginia (MSV)

Biography

Dr. Ojuola earned her medical degree from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria (1994) and completed her internship at the same institution. After working as a general practitioner for a couple of years she went on to start her residency in pediatrics, including pediatric clinical research at the UK Medical Research Council Laboratories in The Gambia. She received her Master’s in Public Health degree from Harvard University in 2014 and proceeded to work as a technical advisor for World Relief as a child survival specialist, providing oversight to maternal and child health programs implemented in developing countries. She completed a pediatric residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City and went on to private practice in South Boston, Va.

After five years as a primary care pediatrician and clinical preceptor for Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), she joined the inaugural faculty at LUCOM as Chair of Pediatrics in July 2014.

Publications

  • Walther, B., Miles, D., Crozier, S., Waight, P., Palmero, M., Ojuola, O., Flanagan, K.,(2012) “Placental malaria is associated with attenuated CD4 T-cell responses to tuberculin PPD 12 months after BCG vaccination.” BMC Infectious Diseases. 12:6
  • Walther, B., Miles, D., Crozier, S., Waight, P., Palmero, M., Ojuola, O., Flanagan, K.,(2010) “Placental Malaria is associated with reduced early life weight development of affected children independent of low birth weight.” Malaria J. 9(1):16
  • Miles, D., van der Sande, M., Crozier, S., Palmero, M., Sanneh, M., Ojuola, O.,Rowland-Jones, S., Hilton, W., Ota, M., Marchant, A., (2008) “Effects of Antenatal and Postnatal Environments on CD4 T-Cell Responses to Mycobacterium bovisBCG in Healthy Infants in The Gambia.” Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. 15(6): 995-1002
  • Miles, D., van der Sande, M., Jeffries, D., Kaye, S., Ismaili, J., Ojuola, O., Sanneh, M., Touray, E., Waight, P., Rowland-Jones, S., Hilton, W., Marchant, A.,(2007) “Cytomegalovirus Infection in Gambian Infants Leads to Profound CD8 T Cell Differentiation.” J Virology. 21: 17376923
  • van der Sande, M., Kaye, S., Miles, D., Waight, P., Jeffries, D., Ojuola, O., Palmero, M., Pinder, M., Flanagan, K., Hilton, W., Marchant, A.,(2007) “Risk Factors for and Clinical Outcome of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection in a Peri-Urban West-African Birth Cohort.” PloS ONE. 2 (e492):6
  • Okoromah, C., Ojuola, O., (2005) “Case Report: Malignant transformation of neurofibromatosis in a Nigerian girl.” Niger Postgrad Med Journal. 12(1):49-52
  • Marchant A., Appay, V., van der Sande, M., Liesnard, C., Kidd, M., Ojuola O., Gillespie, G., Rowland-Jones, S., Hilton, W., (2003) “Mature CD8 T-lymphocyte response to viral infection during fetal life.” J Clinical Investigation: 111(11):1747-55

Research Interests

  • Childhood Nutrition