Dr, Gbolahan O. Okubadejo was born in Brooklyn, New York with parents from Nigeria, Dr. Okubadejo completed his early schooling in Lagos, Nigeria and returned to Brooklyn for high school. He then completed undergraduate education at Brown University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by orthopaedic surgery residency at Washington University in Saint Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital. Dr. Okubadejo places a strong emphasis on communication with patients along with individualized patient care. He is readily available to see patients with office hours from Monday to Saturday.
During his training, Dr. Okubadejo was highly involved in the advancement of the practice of spine surgery through numerous research projects. He has presented at major spine conferences throughout the world, and has had his work published in various journals including the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Okubadejo was honored for his research endeavors upon completing residency by winning the Leonard Marmor Award presented to the resident with the best research project.
Dr. Okubadejo joined The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care after completing his Spine Surgery Fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. At UPMC, Dr. Okubadejo performed numerous spinal surgical procedures with a comprehensive experience in cervical, lumbar and thoracic surgery. Combined with his surgical experience at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, he is extremely adept in dealing with degenerative disease, deformity and all other pathology of the spine.