Spotlight: Oluyinka O. Olutoye

Pediatric Surgeon
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Olutoye is Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center. He performs fetal surgeries and also conducts his own research. One of his research interests is how wounds heal. In particular, he’s interested in the way fetuses manage to heal themselves without generating scar tissue. He hopes that understanding this fetal healing process will help scientists develop new therapies for adults—especially people who have trouble healing or who develop too much scar tissue.

Dr. Olutoye attended medical school in his home country of Nigeria. He then moved to the United States to pursue further surgical training and a Ph.D. in Anatomy at the Virginia Commonwealth University. He will continue to travel the world as a James IV Association of Surgeons 2007 Traveling Scholar, an honor that will allow him to exchange ideas with surgeons in Saudi Arabia, Great Britain, Vietnam and Australia.

Negative Pressure

June 14, 2007

Vacuums don’t only clean carpets. They can help wounds heal, too.