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  • New Doctor Joins Cardiovascular Group
    08/21/2018

    New Doctor Joins Cardiovascular Group

    CVG adds Dr. Olufunso Odunukan, M.D., MPH, to its physician team.

    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. — There’s a new doctor in town! At the beginning of this August, CVG added Dr. Olufunso Odunukan, M.D., MPH, as a member of its heart care team. Dr. Odunukan has an impressive record, including a Master’s from Harvard. Having just relocated to Georgia from California, Dr. Odunukan will be serving the Gwinnett County community from here on out.

    Dr. Olufunso Odunukan, or Funso, was born in Lagos, Nigeria. During his younger years, he was a child actor as well as an advocate for child hunger in Africa, even presenting before the UN. He attended medical school at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria before moving to Boston to complete his post-graduate training at Harvard, where he earned his master’s in Public Health and completed an administrative fellowship in Health Care Management.

    Dr. Odunukan went on to Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota for his internship and residency and for his fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. His Interventional Cardiology training was done at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. California where he also completed an additional year of advanced training in structural heart interventions including the TAVR, Mitraclip and Watchman procedures.

    He has had extensive experience on a global scale having trained or practiced in Finland, the Philippines, India and Mexico. Trained according to the British medical style of education in Nigeria, Dr. Odunukan stated that his experience with different cultures and customs globally made it easier to adapt to the American style of medicine upon moving to the United States.

    CVG’s newest doctor is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. He is also a certified public health practitioner. Dr. Odunukan was the winner of the ACGME David C. Leach Award in 2016 which is awarded annually to 1 resident or fellow by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for the use of Humanism in Medicine.

    Dr. Odunukan’s professional interests include interventional cardiology, structural heart and peripheral arterial disease. He performs coronary procedures utilizing the radial artery in the wrist rather than the femoral artery in the groin for a faster recovery time. He is passionate about trans-catheter valve replacements including the TAVR for the aortic valve and MitraClip for the mitral valve.

    Before working at CVG, Dr. Odunukan worked in La Jolla, California, at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Some of the hobbies he enjoys include ballroom dancing, horseback riding (Western Style), public speaking and photojournalism. We are excited to welcome Dr. Odunukan into our medical community!

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