Oluwaseun (“Seun”) Adetayo, MD, FAAP, FACS

Dr. Seun Adetayo plays an important role in mentoring and education in surgery, healthcare, and professional circles. She is active in women in leadership lectures and advocacy. She recently served as a speaker for the Synthes collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Company on Improving Cultural Competence and Ethnic Diversity in Healthcare and was one of four selected panelist speakers on Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery International Program by L’Oreal in conjunction with Resurge International. She was a speaker at the 2019 Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA) annual Women In Leadership Conference. In January 2020, she served as the Keynote Speaker for the Styker Women’s Network Women in Surgery and Leadership Annual event.

Dr. Adetayo has served in various institutional and community leadership positions including Chairperson of the Long Beach Rescue Mission, Co-President of the Phi Delta Epsilon Premedical Society, Co-President of the Pritzker REMEDY Cuba Medical Aid Mission, Coordinator of the Chicago Local Chapter Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) program for inner-city

Chicago school kids.

She has been involved in various medical education and surgical trips to several countries including Cuba, Haiti, Nigeria, Peru, and Zimbabwe as an educator as well as a surgeon.  She was awarded a Diploma of Honor conferred by the President of the Congress of the Republic of Peru.  She collaborates on meaningful initiatives with various international organizations including Rotary International, Komedyplast, and The Smile Train to improve surgical outcomes and quality control for individuals across all racial, ethnicity, or physical challenges in cranial and facial difference seeking reconstruction. Her work in advocacy and philanthropy efforts resulted in over $2.5 million in community philanthropic support for the medical care of patients in the Northeastern New York.

Dr. Adetayo has received over 40 awards and recognition, and her work has resulted in over 50 published works and over 60 presentations at national and regional meetings.  Her published works include peer-reviewed publications in leading journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, and Journal of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, published abstracts, and book chapters.  She has been featured in various newspaper articles and audiovisuals including The Eastern Echo newspaper, The University of Chicago Chronicle, The University of Chicago Magazine, Medicine on the Midway, Albany Med Today, and Times Union Newspaper.

In 2016, she was awarded the highly prestigious University of Chicago Distinguished Award for Early Achievement. She is an Award Honoree of the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP). She was inaugurated in April 2015 into The Leading Physicians of The World, a renowned publication “Recognizing Doctors of Excellence, made up of today’s thought leaders, medical researchers, and educators from top universities.” and was selected as a Top Plastic Surgeon in New York by The International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP), an organization which “limits inclusion to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in the field of Plastic Surgery.” She is the first recipient of the inaugural 2019 James G. Hoehn, MD award for teaching and mentoring. She has been named into America’s Top Plastic Surgeons for the past 5 consecutive years since 2015.

Dr. Adetayo plays an important role in mentoring and education for women in medicine, healthcare, and professional circles. She is active in women in leadership lectures and advocacy. She recently served as a speaker for the Synthes collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Company on Improving Cultural Competence and Ethnic Diversity in Healthcare and was one of four selected panelist speakers on Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery International Program by L’Oreal in conjunction with Resurge International.  She was a speaker at the 2019 Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA) annual Women In Leadership Conference. In January 2020, she served as the Keynote Speaker for the Styker Women’s Network Women in Surgery and Leadership Annual event.

Dr. Adetayo currently practices in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon and a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  She is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery.

AUTHOR

Dr. Adetayo has authored several book chapters in leading texts, including the second edition of Comprehensive Cleft Care, an authoritative text volume on cleft and craniofacial disorders and treatment.  She also authored a chapter in the Family Companion Guide for education in families with cleft and craniofacial diagnosis. She was also the author of the chapter on the treatment of zygoma fractures in the text Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery.

She has received over 40 awards and recognition, and her work has resulted in over 50 published works and over 60 presented works at regional, national, and international meetings. She is published in peer-reviewed publications in leading journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, and Journal of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics.

She has mentored over 20 students, residents, and young faculty.  advocacy for legislation at a local and national level; research; education; and community engagement and leadership. She shares her strategies for success to help inspire and motivate trainees and colleagues.

Dr. Seun Adetayo is unique in her field. As a gifted surgeon operating in a competitive field, Dr. Adetayo is also the first foreign-born (Nigerian) female minority surgeon to have built a successful nationally-accredited multidisciplinary program for children with birth defects in Northeastern New York.  Her journey has been dedicated to caring for patients and their family; mentorship for students, residents, and faculty; advocacy for legislation at local and national level; research; education; and community engagement and leadership. She shares her journey and strategies for success via her print material, blogs, meeting panels, and speaking engagements.

 

Podcasts

Listen to Dr. Adetayo on Growth Edge Leadership Podcast:

On Building and Blazing Trails” – Growth Edge Leadership Podcast Oluwaseun Adetayo, MD, FAAP, FACS

Listen to Dr. Adetayo on PRS Global Open Keynotes Podcast:

PRS Global Open Keynotes on “Cultural Competence and Ethnic Diversity in Healthcare” with Oluwaseun Adetayo MD

Read “Cultural Competence and Ethnic Diversity in Healthcare” by Lakshmi Nair and Oluwaseun A. Adetayo Here