Transplant Team Ireland are delighted to welcome new Team Doctor Ayanfe Obilana, who will be joining us in Newcastle for this year’s World Transplant Games.
Doctor Obilana said he is excited about taking up the role of Team Doctor. Fourteen years ago the Nigerian native moved to Ireland with his family who now live in Rochfordbridge, Co Westmeath. In 2008, he commenced his medical studies at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and while training at Beaumont Hospital, Ireland’s kidney transplant centre, his keen interest for nephrology was developed leading to him working as a Renal SPR in hospitals around Ireland including Galway, Cork and the Mater Hospital in Dublin. He is currently working at Cavan General Hospital.
Before departing with the team for the World Transplant Games 2019 Ayanfe said, “I am really excited to be Transplant Team Ireland’s Team Doctor. I feel privileged to have cared for patients in organ failure and to see the huge transformational benefits to them following transplantation. However, working with Transplant Team Ireland brings things to another level and I marvel at how impressive they are, what they are achieving and how they are demonstrating how successful life after transplantation can be. The inspirational team members can offer hope to patients in the early part of their journey with organ failure which helps doctors like me to confidently offer reassurance on the real potential for positive health outcomes. I am looking forward to working closely with Transplant Team Ireland, learning from them and witnessing first hand just how inspiring they all are. I can’t wait to be part of it all!”