Faculty A-Z

Boluwaji Ogunyemi

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) BSc (Western), MD (Memorial), FRCPC, DABD

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Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland Health Sciences Centre, 300 Prince Philip Drive St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1B 3V6

Professional and Research Interests:

  • Social Accountability
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Equity in the medical profession
  • Medical Dermatology
  • History of Medicine and Medical Humanities
  • Medical Education


Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion, Cornell University, Ithica, NY, 2020

Graduate Certificate in Medical Teaching, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2019

Dermatology Postgraduate Residency Program, The University of British Columbia, 2018

Doctor of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2013

Clinical Epidemiology Graduate Diploma, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2009

Bachelor of Sciences Honors Double Major in Sociology and Medical Sciences, 2008
Western University

Selected Honors and Achievements

2019 Memorial University Alumni Tribute Awards, Horizon Award
2019 Western University Alumni Awards of Merit, Young Alumni Award
2018 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Convocation Speaker
2018 Royal Bank of Canada Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards
2018 American Academy of Dermatology Members Making a Difference Award
2017 Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Health Sciences
2011 Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association Leadership Award

Selected Research Scholarships

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Medical Association Scholarship
Canadian Dermatology Association Early Career Research Award
Frederick Kalz Award, Canadian Dermatology Foundation
Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada Medical Scholarship
Canadian Rheumatology Association Research Scholarship
Memorial University Individual Merit Fund

Current National Leadership and Governance Positions

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Advisory Panel, Practice Section
Board of Directors, Skin Research Group of Canada
Physician Advisor, Black Physicians of Canada
Ambassador, Canadian Medical Association

Previous National Leadership and Governance Positions

Board of Directors, Canadian Dermatology Association
Executive Committee, Canadian Professors of Dermatology
Executive Committee, Resident Doctors of British Columbia

Publications, Mainstream Media Outlets

The New York Times
The Globe and Mail
CBC News
The Vancouver Sun
The Huffington Post

Reviewer, Scientific Journals

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery – Case Reports
University of British Columbia Medical Journal

Select Publications – Peer-Reviewed

A Brief History of Psoriasis Management. Maliyar, K., Fleming, P., Ogunyemi, B., and Lynde, C. (2020) Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery ) J Cutan Med Surg. 2020 Jan 31:1203475420903682

The State of Ethnic Dermatology in Canada. (2017) Ogunyemi, B. and Miller-Monthrope, Y. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 2017, Vol. 21(5) 464– 466

Cultural-ecological Theory of Academic Disengagement used to explain A Story of Race, Culture and Education. Ogunyemi, B. (2016) Journal of the National Medical Association.

Surgical Innovation in the Cold War era: Gavril Ilizarov and his apparatus as a device for external fixation
and limb Lengthening. Ogunyemi, B. (2017). University of British Columbia Medical Journal. 8.2 (29-30)

A Cultural History of Ethnic Identity and Aesthetic Surgery in the Twentieth Century. Ogunyemi, B. (2013). University of Alberta Health Sciences Journal Volume 8, Issue 1.

Mortality trends in a Canadian Cohort of Psoriatic Arthritis Patients. Ogunyemi, B., McGill Journal of Medicine. Vol 14, No 2 (2013).

Psychosis in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Atypical presentation. Gandhi, P, Ogunyemi, B., MacDonald, A., Gamit, A. (2012) British Medical Journal Case Reports. 2012 Jan 18; 2012.

Hypertension as an Independent Risk Factor for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: A Review. Ogunyemi, B. (2011) The University of Toronto Medical Journal. Vol 89, No 1