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Babatunde Ogunnaike, M.D.

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • Neuroanesthesia
  • Bariatric Anesthesia


Babatunde Ogunnaike, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is a general anesthesiologist. 

Dr. Ogunnaike earned his medical degree at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria. He completed a residency in anesthesia at UT Southwestern, followed by clinical fellowships in anesthesiology and intensive care at Hannover Medical School in Germany and the University of Melbourne’s Austin Hospital in Australia. 

Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Ogunnaike joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1999. 

Dr. Ogunnaike’s research interests include obesity and bariatric anesthesia, the history of anesthesia, and anesthesia medications. He is the author of numerous abstracts, original articles, and book chapters, and he regularly delivers invited lectures.

He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Dallas County Anesthesiology Society, the Dallas County Medical Society, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.

Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996-1999), Anesthesiology
  • Internship - University of South Alabama College of Medicine (1995-1996), Anesthesiology
  • Medical School - University of Ilorin (1977-1983)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Delegate, Texas Society of Anesthesiology (TSA)
  • President, Dallas County Anesthesiology Society (DCAS)
  • Member, Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA)
  • Member, International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
  • Member, American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA)
Honors & Awards
  • First Dennis F. Landers MD, Ph D Junior Faculty Teaching Award 2002, In recognition of inspired teaching, wise counsel and dedication to housestaff
  • Faculty of the Year 2004, In recognition of true enthusiasm for clinical teaching in and out of the operating room
  • Obesity and Bariatric Anesthesia
  • History of Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia Drugs

Clinical Focus

  • Neuroanesthesia
  • Bariatric Anesthesia
  • Perioperative Pain Management

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