Dr. Joel Akande obtained his primary medical training in College of Medicine of the University of Lagos. Almost immediately, he started his postgraduate studies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1991. He continued his study in University of Geneva, Switzerland in 1993 where he specialised in Reproductive Endocrinology. He left Geneva for United Kingdom and Ireland where, he enrolled in the residency programme of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and as a member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, he served in several hospitals in UK and Ireland during his training years.
Further, a prolific writer, Joel is an author of over nine published books and several published articles in the Nation Newspaper in Nigeria as well as contribution to learned professional journals, Dr Akande, due to his many interests, during his time in the UK, worked for a time in Psychiatry (Mental Health). To fully realise his talents and ambition, Akande, studied Law (University of London), obtained a Master in Business Administration, specialising in Information Technology, (MBA, University of Leicester, UK) in addition to many other professional and vocational pursuits. He currently oversees lectures in the Educational and Training arm of THE HOSPITAL.