Dr. Mutaleeb Ayodele Shobode – Orthopaedic Surgeon in Lagos

Dr Mutaleeb Ayodele Shobode is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon in Nigeria. He has an unrivaled expertise in arthroscopic and spinal surgical procedures. For over 15 years, Dr. Shobode has been treating pediatric and adult patients with complex spinal diseases and trauma. He is especially admired for his tireless work in treating scoliosis (sideways curve of the spine) patients in Nigeria’s Lagos.

Dr. Shobode completed his medical studies at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. While pursuing his MBBS, he knew what appealed to him and where he wanted to set his mark. So, the decision to do a master’s in Anatomy was natural. He cleared his master’s with a distinction at the University of Lagos and progressed to enhancing his skills further at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Dr. Shobode acquired massive experience in orthopedics and trauma by working in various positions in Nigeria, Taiwan, and Turkey. Also, he wrote numerous dissertations and publications on trauma management, services, and spinal deformities, which highlight his deep knowledge and insights. To keep himself aligned with the latest practices, Dr. Shobode has dozens of certifications awarded to him by prestigious associations like the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Nigeria Orthopedic Association. Presently, he works at the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Dala and leads the AO Spine West African Council as a chairman.


  • Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine – 2002
  • MSc in Anatomy with distinction at the University of Lagos, Nigeria – 2010 to 2011
  • Master’s in Health Economics at Bayero University Kano, Nigeria – 2017
  • Master’s in Orthopedics and Trauma at the University of Edinburgh, UK – 2020
  • Gobal Spine Diploma – 2023


  • West Afrıcan College of Surgeons – 2014
  • Medical College of Orthopedics – 2015
  • AO Spine 2015
  • American College of Surgeons – 2021

Experience to Date

  • Volunteer lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Bayero University, Nigeria – December 2016 to present
  • Senior Registrar at Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi in Lagos – 2008 to 2015
  • Consultant Spine/Arthroplasty surgeon at National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, Nigeria – January 2016 to present
  • Principal Consultant Spine and Arthroplasty Surgeon at Primrose Specialist Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria – December 2015 to present
  • Chairman of AO SPINE West African Council – April 2023 to present

Number of Courses Completed

Dr. Shobode has completed 32 certification courses in orthopedics and arthroplasty from national and international institutions. His certifications show his expertise in the following:

  • Scoliosis treatment
  • Knee replacement
  • Fracture management
  • Spine trauma
  • Post-operative complications of lumbar spine


  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Anatomical Society of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Spine Society
  • West African Spine and Scoliosis Society
  • Rebuilding Hope on Wheels Initiative
  • North American Spine Society
  • Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • International Osteoporosis foundation
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Nigeria Medical Association
  • Nigeria Orthopedic Association

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopaedic Scıence
  • Degeneratıve Spinal issues
  • Spıne Deformities in children and adults
  • Spine Infectıons and Tumours
  • Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Complex Trauma Management
  • Spine/Joint Biomechanics

Dr. Mutaleeb Ayodele Shobode’s Reviews

Dr. Shobode has consistently received a 5-star rating from patients. They recommend him wholeheartedly because of the effectiveness of his treatments. He is praised for his excellent surgical skills, open communication, and compassion.

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