Bennet Omalu Bio | Wiki
Bennet Omalu is a well-known Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist. He was the first to discover and publish findings on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players. Omalu works as the President and Medical Director of Bennet Omalu Pathology. Additionally, he is a professor at the University of California, Davis, department of medical pathology and laboratory medicine.
Bennet Omalu Age
He was born on September 30, 1968, in Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka, Anambra in southeastern Nigeria. Omalu is 53 years old.
Bennet Omalu Height
He is a man of average stature. Omalu stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx 1.7 m).
Bennet Omalu Family
He was born to his hardworking parents in Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka, Anambra in southeastern Nigeria. Omalu is the sixth of seven siblings born during the Nigerian Civil War, which caused his family to flee from their home in the predominant Igbo village of Enugu-Ukwu. His father worked as a civil mining engineer and community leader in Enugu-Ukwu while his mother was a seamstress. His family name Omalu is a shortened form of the surname, Onyemalukwube, which translates to “he who knows, speaks”.
Bennet Omalu Wife
He is happily married to his gorgeous wife Prema Mutiso. Prema is originally from Kenya. The couple is the parents of two children Ashly and Mark. The family resides in Elk Grove, California, in the United States. In February 2015, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen and a practicing Catholic.
Bennet Omalu Education
He began his education when he was three years and later enrolled at the Federal Government College Enugu for secondary school. When he was 16 years old he joined Medical College at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In June 1993, he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery after a completed clinical internship. He moved to Seattle, Washington in 1994 to complete an epidemiology fellowship at the University of Washington.
He had a residency training program in anatomic and clinical pathology at Columbia University’s Harlem Hospital Center in 1995. Omalu has seven advanced degrees and board certifications. He received fellowships in pathology and neuropathology through the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and 2002 respectively. In 2004, he attained an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In addition, he recieved an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in 2008.
Bennet Omalu House
He owns a house in Wexford, but it was built in the McCormick Farms plan in Moon Twp. His house has 5 bedrooms. The home is featured in the film for the real-life doctor that Will Smith portrayed, Dr. Bennet Omalu.
Bennet Omalu CTE
Omalu was the first to discover and publish findings on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players. His was through former Pittsburgh Steelers player Mike Webster in 2002. This was after, he found large accumulations of tau protein in Webster’s brain, which affects mood, emotions, and also executive functions similar to the way that clumps of beta-amyloid protein contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
Through various research, he has conducted with other experts n players like former NFL player Terry Long, who suffered from depression, and died by suicide in 2005. It was discovered that there is a connection between football and CTE. Omalu received the Distinguished Service Award, for his work on CTE in 2016 by the American Medical Association.
Further, he has also discovered CTE in the brains of military veterans, living people, NFL players, and 60 professional wrestlers.
Bennet Omalu Pathology
He worked for three years after graduating with his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in the highland city of Jos. Omalu was disillusioned with Nigeria after presidential candidate Moshood Abiola failed to win the Nigerian presidency during an inconclusive election in 1993.
Moreover, he worked as chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, California from 2007 until he resigned in 2017. Currently, he works as a professor in the University of California, Davis (UCD) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Bennet Omalu Net Worth
He has worked as a Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist for a couple of years. From his success, he has attained decent fortune. Omalu’s net worth is $21 Million.
Who Is Bennet Omalu
Omalu is a well-known Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist. He was the first to discover and publish findings on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players. Omalu works as the President and Medical Director of Bennet Omalu Pathology. Additionally, he is a professor at the University of California.
Where is Bennet Omalu Now
Currently, Omalu works as a professor in the University of California, Davis (UCD) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Also, he is the President and Medical Director of Bennet Omalu Pathology.