Dr. Apantaku earned her MD from the Chicago Medical School and her general surgery residency was completed at the Chicago Medical School Affiliated Hospitals. Her main area of interest is educational research and her practice expertise is breast surgery. Dr. Apantaku has 27 years of experience in academia. Previously, she was the Clerkship Director for the Chicago Medical School’s Department of Surgery and the Course Director for first year Essentials of Clinical Reasoning. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and active in the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Association for Surgical Education and the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Apantaku joined the office of Faculty Development and Global Health Initiatives in 2012. She will lead the development of US-based global health partnerships and faculty development innovations. She will provide support for global health endeavors, faculty development programming and research activities of the office.
HONORS AND AWARDS
• American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc., Certificate of Appreciation (1993)
• American Red Cross, Health Fair Expo Chicago. Festival Hispano de la Salud
• Recognition Award for Volunteer Contribution to the Community (1994)
• Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. Certificate of Excellent Teaching. (1997, 1998)
• Finch University of Health Science/The Chicago Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Award (1999)
• American Cancer Society Illinois Division Unit Leadership Citation (2001)
• Rosalind Franklin Award for Excellence in Service to the University (2006)
• Chicago Medical School Outstanding Professor in the Basic Sciences (2007)
• Rosalind Franklin Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007 )
• Rosalind Franklin Master Teacher (2009-2012, 2012-2015)