Prof. Adekile graduated from University of Ibadan, Nigeria and had his post-doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology in Howard University Hospital, Washington DC, USA He was the recipient of the Fogarty International Fellowship in Molecular Genetics at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga, USA. He holds several professional fellowships and a PhD from the University of Limburg, Maastricht, Holland. He is currently a Professor of Pediatric Hematology in Kuwait University and Head, Hematology Unit, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Center of Excellence for Sickle Cell Disease Research and Training, University of Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Director of the Kuwait National Sickle Cell Disease Registry and the Chairman of the Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria. His area of research is in clinical hematological and molecular aspects of sickle cell disease and thalassemia. He has published >150 articles in peer-reviewed journals.