International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.


Olabisi Ayanlowo



Professor, Consultant Dermatologist
University of Lagos, Nigeria: Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Professor Olusola Ayanlowo is a Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL) and Honorary Consultant Physician and Dermatologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). She graduated from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos in 1995, did residency training with the West African College of Physicians between 1998 and 2005, and became a fellow in the Faculty of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Dermatology. She obtained an MSc in Clinical Dermatology at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College, University of London in 2011 and a Doctorate in Medicine at the National Postgraduate Medical College, Nigeria. Professor Ayanlowo is a clinical researcher focused on understanding the genetic basis of cutaneous (skin) and systemic autoimmune disorders with variable phenotypic expressions and profound effects on the quality of life of Nigerians, such as lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, and albinism. She leads the Nigerian Psoriasis Research Team, primarily working to develop the Nigerian Psoriasis Registry. She authored over eighty papers in scientific journals and chapters in textbooks. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Journal of Dermatology, Head of Dermatology and Genitourinary Medicine at LUTH and CMUL, the Director of Postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, and a member of the Medical Education Unit at her university.
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Areas of Interest

Professor Ayanlowo’s areas of interest are understanding the genetic and phenotypic expressions of Psoriasis in Nigerians and Africans, cardiometabolic presentation of psoriasis, quality of life issues in psoriasis, patient education and engagement, and research management

Languages Spoken

English, French