Bola Adamolekun, M.D.


  • M.D. - College of Medicine, The University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1979

Post-Graduate Training

  • Residencies - Internal Medicine. The University of Ife College of Medicine, Nigeria, 1989
    Neurology. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Springfield, Illinois, 1998
  • Fellowships - Epilepsy: Institute of Epilepsy. Heemstede, The Netherlands, 1991
  • Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD., 2002

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer - Department of Medicine. The University of Ife College of Medicine, Nigeria, 1989
  • Senior Lecturer - Department of Medicine - The University of Ife College of Medicine, Nigeria, 1992
  • Senior Lecturer - The University of Zimbabwe - College of Medicine Harare, Zimbabwe, 1996
  • Director of Epilepsy & EEG - Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2004
  • Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2004

Professional Certification & Licensing

  • Fellow - West African College of Physicians, 1989
  • Diplomate - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2004
  • Medical License, 1998
  • Medical License, 2004

Clinical Subspecialty Expertise

Intractable epilepsy, non-epileptic seizures, epilepsy monitoring by scalp and intracranial electrodes, intra-operative monitoring.

Research Interests

Current research interests include the management of intractable epilepsy, the reduction of disparities in epilepsy care, and the management of non-epileptic seizures.

Representative Publications

Books, Book Chapters, etc.

Adamolekun B: Clinical Localization of Neurological Lesions. Synapses Publishers, Lagos, Nigeria. 2005.

Adamolekun B: Chapter 26. Organization of Epilepsy Care: Africa. In: Epilepsy in the Tropics. JMK Murthy and N. Senanayake (eds). Landes Bioscience, 2005.

Adamolekun B. Chapter 272. Organization of Health Care in Nigeria. In: Engel J and Pedley TA (eds). Epilepsy: a comprehensive textbook. Lippincort – Raven Publishers, Philadelphia 1997.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Blumer D, Adamolekun B: Treatment of patients with coexisting epileptic and nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsy and Behavior 2006. (in Press).

Ogunrin O, Adamolekun B, Ogunniyi A. Cognitive effects of antiepileptic drugs in Nigerians with Epilepsy. Afr. J. Neurol Sci 2005 (24) 1-9.

Jouny CC, Franaszczk PJ, Adamolekun B, Bergey GK: Gabor atom density as a measure of seizure complexity. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2004. Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. Volume 1, Issue, 1-5 Sept. 2004. Pages: 310 – 312.

Hord D, Evans MS, Mueed S, Adamolekun B, Naritoku DK. The effect of Vagus nerve stimulation on migraines. J. Pain. 2003 Nov; 4 (9):530-4.

Ball DE, Mielke J, Adamolekun B, Mudanda T, McLean J. Community leader education to increase epilepsy attendance at clinics in Epworth, Zimbabwe. Epilepsia 2000 41 (8) 1044-5.

Mielke J, Sebit M, Adamolekun B. The Impact of epilepsy on the quality of life of people with epilepsy in Zimbabwe: a pilot study. Seizure 2000 9 (4): 259 – 64.

Ogunrin O, Adamolekun B, Ogunniyi AO, Aldenkamp AP: Cognitive function in Nigerians with newly diagnosed epilepsy. Can J Neurol Sci. 2000 May; 27(2): 148-51.

Adamolekun B, Mielke J, Ball D, Mundanda T: An evaluation of the management of epilepsy by primary health care nurses in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Epilepsy Res. 2000 May; 39 (3): 177-81.

Adamolekun B, Mielke JK, Ball DE: An evaluation of the impact of health worker and patient education on the care and compliance of patients with epilepsy in Zimbabwe. Epilepsia. 1999 Apr; 40(4): 507-11.

Ogunbodede EO, Adamolekun B, Akintomide AO: Oral health and dental treatment needs in Nigerian patients with epilepsy. Epilepsia. 1998 Jun; 39(6): 590-4.

Adamolekun B, Familusi JB, Olayinka B, Levy LF: The influence of racial and environmental factors on EEG photoparoxysmal responses in Zimbabwe. Acta Neurol Scand. 1998 Jan; 97(1): 8-12.

Adamolekun B, McCandless DW, Butterworth RF: Epidemic of seasonal ataxia in Nigeria following ingestion of the African silkworm Anaphe venata: role of thiamine deficiency? Metab Brain Dis. 1997 Dec; 12(4): 251-8.

Mielke J, Adamolekun B, Ball D, Mundanda T. Knowledge and attitudes of teachers towards epilepsy in Zimbabwe. Acta Neurol Scand. 1997 Sep; 96(3): 133-7.

de Bittencourt PR, Adamolekun B, Bharucha N, Carpio A, et al. Epilepsy in the Tropics: I. Epidemiology, socio-economic risk factors and etiology. Epilepsia 37 (ii); 1121-7, 1996.

de Bittencourt PR, Adamolekun B, Bharucha N, Carpio A, et al.Epilepsy in the Tropics: II. Clinical presentations, pathophysiology, immunologic diagnosis, economics and therapy. Epilepsia 37 (ii); 1128-37, 1996.

Adamolekun B. Seasonal ataxia in western Nigeria: evaluation of the impact of health education hospital prevalence. J Epidemiol Community Health. 1995 Oct; 49(5): 489- 91.

Adamolekun B. Ibikunle FR: Investigation of an epidemic of seasonal ataxia in Ikare, western Nigeria. Acta Neurol Scand. 1994 Nov; 90(5): 309-11.

Adamolekun B. Ndububa DA: Epidemiology and clinical presentation of a seasonal ataxia in western Nigeria. J Neurol Sci. 1994 Jun; 124(1): 95-8.

Adamolekun B. Adamolekun WE, Sonibare AD, Sofowora G: A double blind, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy of thiamine hydrochloride in a seasonal ataxia in Nigerians. Neurology. 1994 Mar; 44: 549-51.

Commission on Tropical diseases of the International League against Epilepsy. Bittencourt PRM, Sotelo J, and Adamolekun B (eds). Relationship between Epilepsy and Tropical Diseases. Epilepsia, 35, (1); 4. 1994

Adamolekun B, Durosinmi MA, Olowu W, Adediran I: The prevalence and classification of epileptic seizures in Nigerians with sickle-cell anaemia. J Trop Med Hyg. 1993 Oct; 96(5): 288-90.

Adamolekun B. Anaphe venata entomophagy and seasonal ataxic syndrome in southwest Nigeria. Lancet. 1993 Mar 6; 341(8845): 629.

Adamolekun B. Seasonal ataxic syndrome in southwestern Nigeria: an etiological hypothesis of acute thiamine deficiency. Ethn Dis. 1992; 2(2):185-6.

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