Dr. Folasade Alli –

Consultant cardiologist in Lagos, Nigeria.

Dr. Folasade Alli is a consultant cardiologist with over three decades of experience as a cardiologist and is currently the Medical Director/ Chief cardiologist at LECC. She has been educated, trained in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, and graduated as the best medical student at the University of Ibadan. Her diverse training and experience have been recognized, leading to her membership in the American College of Cardiology and her being a fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Over the years, Dr. Alli has focused on improving cardiology in practice and scholarship, combining professional practice with patient care.

Before joining Lagoon Hospital, Dr. Alli served in various management capacities for 16 years as head of internal medicine and specialist physicians, where she was involved in the clinical research unit and the ethics committee. Her passion for enhancing the healthcare system in Nigeria can be seen through her dynamism in the Society of Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria, which she played a role in founding. Running with Ms. Lola Alli, LECC co-founder Dr. Folasade Alli persists in improving the quality of cardiovascular health care in Nigeria and providing clients with the most comprehensive and effective treatment she can offer.

General Information –

Current Positions:

  • Co-Founder & Chief Medical Director, Lagos Executive Cardiovascular Centre (LECC), Lagos, Nigeria (Apr 2017 – Present)
  • Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director, Chiron Hospital, Lagos State, Nigeria (Sep 2023 – Present)
  • Director, Apline Care Group, Lagos, Nigeria (Apr 2017 – Present)

Previous Positions:

  • Founding Team Member, Hygeia HMO, Lagos State, Nigeria (Jun 1986 – Feb 2016)
  • Director of Internal Medicine, Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos, Nigeria (2012 – 2016)
  • Chief of Cardiology, Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos, Nigeria (2003 – 2016)
  • Director Clinical Research & Ethics, Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos, Nigeria (2008 – 2012)
  • Head of Internal Medicine, Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos, Nigeria (2005 – 2008)
  • Consultant Physician & Cardiologist, Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos, Nigeria (1999 – 2003)

Training and Education:

  • Cardiology Tutelage, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, England (2009 – 2010)
  • Chief Resident Physician, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (1994 – 1996)
  • Cardiology Resident, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (1987 – 1991)
  • Medical horsemanship, University of Ibadan (Jun 1987 – Jun 1988)
  • M.B.Ch.B, Medicine & Surgery, Newcastle University
  • M.B.Ch.B, Medicine & Surgery, University of Ibadan (Aug 1982 – Jun 1987)
    • Best Graduating Medical Student, 1987

Certifications and Fellowships:

  • Fellow, Medical College of Physicians, Cardiology, National Postgraduate College of Physicians of Nigeria
  • Honorary Fellow, Cardiology, West African College of Physicians, Faculty of Internal Medicine (Jul 2007)
  • Cancer Academy Cardio-Oncology, British Cardiovascular Society (Issued Nov 2022)

Professional Memberships and Volunteering:

  • International Member, American College of Cardiology (Dec 2007 – Present)
  • Cardiovascular Preventive and Rehabilitation Working Group, European Society of Cardiology (Jan 1999 – Present)
  • Member, European Society of Cardiology (Sep 1999 – Present)
  • Founding Member, Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria (Jan 2003 – Present)
  • Member, Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (Jan 1995 – Present)
  • Member Services Specialist, The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (Jan 1995 – Present)
  • Member, American Society of Hypertension (Jan 1998 – Present)

Key Achievements:

  • Over 30 years of experience in cardiology
  • Leadership roles in multiple healthcare organizations
  • Co-founded LECC and Chiron Hospital to advance cardiovascular care in Nigeria
  • Recognized for significant contributions to quality healthcare in Nigeria

Services Provided –

  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Treatment of arrhythmia
  • Chest Pain Treatment
  • Gastritis Treatment
  • Ergometric test
  • Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery/Endovascular Repair
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Interventions)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries (DTGA)
  • Angiogram
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Pacemaker Implantation

Reasons to Consider Dr. Folasade Alli –

Extensive Experience:

  • More than three decades in practice as a consultant cardiologist.
  • Clinical practice consists of 16 years of experience at the top management levels.

Educational Excellence:

  • The best graduating medical student of the University of Ibadan.
  • Holds qualifications from Nigeria and the United Kingdom with certification from esteemed institutions such as Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

Leadership Roles:

  • He is the co-founder and chief medical director of Lagos Executive Cardiovascular Centre (LECC).
  • Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director at Chiron Hospital.
  • Director at Alpine Care Group.

Professional Memberships:

  • International Affiliate of the American College of Cardiology.
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology, the American Society of Hypertension, and the Association of Black Cardiologists.

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