Dr. Olabode Agaja is a Primary Care Sports Medicine physician at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute. He is the Head Team Physician at Dillard University in addition to providing medical coverage to several high schools in the New Orleans area. He also serves as Senior Lecturer at University of Queensland teaching medical students in the clinical setting. In addition to that he serves as Medical Director of Pediatric Special Olympics for the State of Louisiana.
Dr. Agaja graduated Cum Laude from University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia where he was a four-year scholarship athlete as a defensive back for the football team. He received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Agaja then completed his pediatric residency at Authority Health in affiliation with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Detroit, MI. During this time, he also obtained a certificate in Population Health and Health Equity via the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. He was elected both Chief and Institutional Resident of all medical disciplines during his residency tenure.
Dr. Agaja continued his subspecialty training at VCOM/Virginia Tech where he completed his primary care sports medicine fellowship. During his fellowship year, Dr. Agaja was Assistant Team Physician at Virginia Tech and Radford University.
Dr. Agaja has a focus on pediatric sports medicine but has the training and skillset to care for patients and athletes of all ages. He is an active member of Ochsner’s Concussion Management Program. He is skilled in Osteopathic Manipulative Sports Medicine, a holistic approach that uses hands-on techniques to help diagnose, treat, and prevent injuries, especially those that are mechanically related. He is also trained in diagnostic ultrasound and well versed in ultrasound-guided injections, including orthobiologic procedures such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
His favorite sports medicine moments include providing medical coverage as one of the lead physicians for the inaugural HBCU Legacy Bowl presented by Black College Football Hall of Fame and the inaugural HBCU All-Star game presented by CBS Sports. He also provided medical coverage for athletic events such as NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships, ACC Men’s Basketball Championships, and NCAA Soccer Championships, amongst other sporting events.
Dr. Agaja is a huge advocate of population health and health equity! He continues to take an extreme interest in community involvement, focusing on providing mentorship and volunteer services to his surrounding communities, especially as it relates to the youth. He is excited to be a part of the team as he strives to help all patients and athletes prevent/recover from injury and return to the activities they love to do!
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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Field of Study: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Michigan
Field of Study: Certificate in Population Health & Health Equity
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority
Field of Study: Pediatrics
HCA Healthcare LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery/VCOM Program
Field of Study: Primary Care Sports Medicine
- American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics