Dr. Obafemi received his initial medical training at the University of Ife in Nigeria. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and occupational medicine at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  He has a strong background interest in General Internal Medicine with particular interest in the care of the diabetic patient and management of chronic heart failure. 

He currently specializes in the management of the poison patient, drug overdose, adverse drug reactions, work related diseases and injury.

Dr. Obafemi’s interests outside of medicine include fishing and community outreach programs.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010-2012), Toxicology
  • Residency - Cook County Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program (1996-2000), Occupational Medicine
  • Undergraduate School - University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (1992-1994), Public Health
  • Internship - General Hospital (1988-1989), Rotating
  • Medical School - Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Nigeria (1980-1987)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Physicians (2008)
  • North American Academy of Clinical Toxicologists (2010)
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2010)
  • American College of Medical Toxicology (2010)
Books & Publications
  • Work-related diseases and injury
  • Occupational asthma
  • Heavy metal poisoning
  • Chelation therapy

Clinical Focus

  • Adult Preventive Medicine

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