Farouk Dako, MD, MPH

Director, RAD-AID Nigeria

Farouk is a Cardiothoracic Radiology and Imaging Informatics Fellow at University of Maryland Medical Center. He has a strong background in public health that includes obtaining a Master in Public Health (MPH) from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and successfully co-founding a healthcare and education non-governmental organization (NGO) in Nigeria that has served thousands of indigenous people. His areas of expertise include health care quality improvement and community outreach. He brings his experience of working with local NGOs in Nigeria. As Director for RAD-AID Nigeria, Dr. Dako’s objective is to adopt RAD-AID’s strategy for improving radiology globally to Nigeria’s unique healthcare system and political landscape.

Scott McLafferty, DO

Associate Director, RAD-AID Nigeria

Scott is an interventional radiologist with Columbus Radiology Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been involved with RAD-AID’s Nigeria team since 2016. Scott is passionate about improving health care disparities in developing countries. He completed his diagnostic radiology training at Temple University and specialized in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Miami (2018). When not caring for patients, he enjoys being a Northeasterner exploring the Midwest and traveling with his wife Cristina.

Hammed Ninalowo, MD

Program Manager, RAD-AID Nigeria

Dr Hammed Ninalowo, is an Attending Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Geisinger Health System in North east Pennsylvania. He completed his training at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder and CEO of IRDOCNIGERIATM, a service that provides the full spectrum of interventional Radiology services in Nigeria. He is passionate about increasing access to minimally invasive therapies in the Nigerian and West African Population. To accomplish this mission, he has adopted RAD-AID’s strategy for improving radiology globally by engaging and developing teaching and training programs for IR in Nigeria through collaboration with the Nigerian Society of Interventional Radiology (NISIR) and local teaching institutions.