Dr Babajide Akinkunmi Somade; BSc (Hons), MSc., PhD.

Prior to joining the Alpha Assisted Reproductive Klinic in 2012 Dr Somade managed the EKO Andrology Laboratory and Cryobank.  A graduate of the University of Ife, Ile-Ife where he obtained a BSc. Degree (1971) in Animal Science and from the University of Guelph, Ontario Canada an MSc.  in 1973 and a PhD. in 1977 in Reproductive Physiology.

After graduation from Guelph he lectured in the Department of Animal Science of the Obafemi Awolowo University at Ile-Ife. He was a member of the reproductive physiology team teaching and research in animal reproduction while supervising undergraduate research projects and supervising masters and doctorate students. Dr Somade has been author and co-author of numerous peer reviewed articles published in scientific journals on topics in reproduction and fertility. He has spoken frequently at meetings around the country and abroad on reproduction and fertility.

On leaving Ile-Ife, he joined the staff of the Biology Department of the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, Maryland from where he left for the Genetic and IVF Institute in Fairfax Virginia where he received training and mentoring by Michael L. Norton as an Andrology Laboratory Technologist.  A position he held for a number of years before he was hired by the Shady Grove Fertility Clinic, Shady Grove, Maryland, USA as the Andrology Laboratory Supervisor.  He hired, trained and supervised staff for five Andrology laboratories in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. He is a member of the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health and the European Society of Human Reproduction Embryology.