UF Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce the addition of Assistant Professor Oluwadamilola T. Oladeru (Lola), MD, MA, MBA to the UF Radiation Oncology Gainesville team.
Dr. Oladeru earned her Bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology at Yale University. She then obtained her master’s degree in African studies and medical anthropology from Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, with a concentration in global health from Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Afterwards, she received her medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.
Dr. Oladeru completed her residency training in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, a combined program of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Center. She concurrently received a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University in Healthcare Management and Leading Organizations.
The author of more than 50 research publications, presentations, and book chapters, Dr. Oladeru is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine Honor Society Award in 2015; the Research Recognition Award from Winthrop University Hospital in 2016; and the Red Journal’s Resident Peer Review Training Program Award in 2019.
Importantly, with the rise in cancer among incarcerated patients, Dr. Oladeru employed the Radiation Oncology Institute’s first James D. Cox Resident’s Research Award to initiate a study of radiation treatment provided at the Federal Medical Center, Butner (North Carolina). She developed an integrated value-based model for cancer care delivery in the federal prison system that can be adapted to state prisons.
Dr. Oladeru is a co-founder of the Global Radiation Oncology Curriculum, where she is responsible for the course content of a pilot radiation oncology global health curriculum. Her interests include improving breast cancer treatment, survival outcomes and increasing clinical trial opportunities for diverse patient populations, eliminating global oncology disparities, especially radiotherapy access; and understanding health policies. She also has many years of mentoring and teaching, and leadership experience making it an honor to have her with us at UF Health.
Dr. Oladeru will be treating breast patients in Gainesville.