Dr Olurotimi Badero, who hails from Isonyin-Ijebu in Ijebu North-East area of Ogun state, is the Executive Director, Cardiac Renal & Vascular Associates. Based in United States, Badero is an interventional cardiologist, nephrologist and peripheral vascular specialist.

He is tipped as the only doctor in the United States or probably anywhere in the world to have full specialist training and certification in nephrology and cardiology.

Badero has specialized training in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, invasive & interventional cardiology, nephrology and hypertension, interventional nephrology & endovascular medicine, nuclear cardiology as well as peripheral vascular interventions.


He moved to the US after his initial medical training from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife and one year National Youth Service Corps in General Hospital, Lagos State. In the US, he began specialist training, first in Internal Medicine at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn which was a three-year residency programme, then to Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, for a two-year Fellowship in nephrology and hypertension. He then proceeded to State University of New York Downstate Medical Center for another three years of Fellowship training in cardiovascular medicine.


After that he moved to prestigious Yale University School of Medicine for two fellowship training in invasive & interventional cardiology as well as peripheral vascular intervention, a fellowship he completed with distinction. He is a specialist in seven areas of medicine. Dr Badero is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow, American College of Cardiologist, a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.

Dr Olurotimi Badero is currently the only fully trained and board certified cardio-nephrologist (combined kidney and heart specialist) in the world today.

In all, Dr Badero completed an unprecedented 10 years of continuous post- graduate medical training and he is currently board certified and a consultant in:
1. Internal medicine
2. Nephrology & Hypertension
3. Interventional Nephrology & Endovascular Access
4. Cardiovascular Medicine
5. Nuclear Cardiology
6. Invasive & Interventional Cardiology.

He performed the first transradial cardiac catheterization and coronary angioplasty at Central Mississippi Medical Center.


Dr. Badero is a recipient of many awards including:
- The Association of Black Cardiologists scholarship award for the Best Cardiology Fellow in the U.S.
- The 2014 Mississippi Healthcare Heroes in the state of Mississippi.
- He was also named one of Jackson, Mississippi's Best Surgeons.


Dr. Badero has authored many peer-reviewed journals and he is currently on the editorial board of the International Journal of Nephrology & Renovascular Disease.

He is the Executive Director of Cardiac Renal & Vascular Associates, the Medical Director of St. Joseph Hospice, and he is on the global Advisory Board of the therapeutics experts on Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis, Merck Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.