A Nigerian woman Tito Daodu has been named the first black woman to become a pediatric surgeon in Canada.
She currently works at Alberta’s Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Born in Nigeria and raised in Winnipeg, Daodu attended medical school at the University of Manitoba.
She completed her residency and fellowship in Calgary and is currently completing a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Daodu has a passion for Global Health and promoting justice and equity in medicine. She is actively involved in Global and Public Health Research, focusing on improving surgical outcomes and making surgical care more equitable and accessible in Canada and around the world.
The APSA Surgeons celebrated her on Twitter just in time for Black History Month.
Dr. @TitoDaodu was born in Nigeria. She is the 1st black woman #pedsurg practicing in Canada @ACHFKids. She believes that by helping the worst off or those with the least access, she does a service to the entire system. #BlackHistoryMonth #BeLikeBenjy #IlLookLikeaSurgeon pic.twitter.com/n9hBVts2gx
— APSA Surgeons (@APSASurgeons) February 9, 2021