Dr. Seun Adetayo, renowned plastic surgeon, author and inspiring speaker, writes about National Women’s Health Week, to encourage and inspire women and girls to draw motivation from the difficult challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to make health their greatest priority and cultivate habits that will carry them long-term.
OMAHA, NE – May 14, 2020 – Dr. Seun Adetayo, renowned plastic surgeon, author and inspiring speaker, has posted a new blog on her website entitled, “Mother’s Day Is The Kickoff To National Women’s Health Week,” in which Dr. Adetayo invites readers to use the pandemic to establish long-term health habits.
Dr. Adetayo writes, “National Women’s Health Week starts each year on Mother’s Day to encourage women to make their health a priority.” She adds, “This year, it is particularly important for women to make health a priority due to COVID-19.” As Dr. Adetayo acknowledges, “Women are taking on one of the greatest challenges during this time as work-demands, childcare and other household duties are being integrated into work-at-home schedules.”
“It is my most sincere hope that all women and girls will take care of themselves and make their health a priority during this particularly unprecedented time,” says Dr. Adetayo. She goes on to add, “This is especially important if you have underlying health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Taking on greater responsibilities means more stress on your system, which can make you even more vulnerable to health risks.” “As you take care of others,” Dr. Adetayo encourages, “be sure to take care of yourself too.”
The entire blog can be read at: http://seunadetayo.com/2020/05/11/mothers-day-is-the-kickoff-to-national-womens-health-week/
About Dr. Adetayo
Dr. Seun 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 Professor of Surgery, and Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery.
Dr. 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 families; 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, meeting panels, blogs and speaking engagements.
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 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.
Dr 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 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 upstate New York. In January 2020, she served as the Keynote Speaker for national SWN National Women in Surgery and Leadership event in California. She also served as an educator during her mission trips to Zimbabwe where she was the lead surgeon and guest lecturer on various surgical treatment options for plastic surgery procedures.
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 educator as well as 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.