Pediatric Subcommittee


Olubukola (Bukky)Nafiu, MD, FRCA, MS

Dr. Nafiu is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Attending Anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  He is a principal investigator in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Nafiu received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He then completed a Pediatric residency at the same hospital in Nigeria, before moving to the United Kingdom, where he trained as an Anesthesiologist (the FRCA is Fellow of the Royal College of Anesthetists, London). He came to the United States as a visiting Instructor in 2002 and after completing that stint signed up for the US anesthesiology residency training program, which he completed at the University of Michigan.  He also received a Master of Science in Clinical Research Design and Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Nafiu has received a K23 award entitled “Association of Childhood Obesity with Early Post-Tonsillectomy Pain” from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

His research and clinical interests focus on healthcare disparity in pediatric surgical patients as well as the role of obesity and sleep disordered breathing on pediatric perioperative health.

Fun fact about him: he loves spicy food and he’s addicted to Words with Friends!

Committee Members:

Adam Adler, MS, MD – Texas Children’s Hospital

Arvind Chandrakantan, MD – Texas Children’s Hospital

Lisa Elden, MD – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Kimmo Murto, MD, FRCPC – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Rajeev Subramanyam, MD, MS, FASA – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Vidya Raman, MD – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Suryakumar Narayanasamy MBBS – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Ali Kandil, DO, MPH – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center