Dr. Tito Daodu is a Pediatric Surgeon at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. She was born in Nigeria and emigrated permanently to Canada when she was eight. She grew up in a rough neighbourhood in Winnipeg’s inner city and found early mentors at West Broadway Youth Outreach, a local drop-in centre for kids and attended medical school at the University of Manitoba.
As a medical student, Daodu co-developed a project in Tanzania focused on adolescent gender and reproductive health. She spent her summers researching childhood pneumonia in Nigeria, and more recently launched a surgical needs assessment for the country.
She completed her residency and fellowship in Calgary and is currently completing a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In Calgary, her research is focused on the effect of socioeconomic status on surgical outcomes and access to care.
Dr. Daodu has a passion for Global Health and promoting justice and equity in medicine. She is actively involved in Global and Public Health Research, focusing on improving surgical outcomes and making surgical care more equitable and accessible in Canada and around the world.