Professor Foluso Ebun Afolabi Lesi graduated MBBS in 1984 from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and obtained the Fellowship of the Faculty of Paediatrics of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP (Paed.)) in 1994. In 1996, he proceeded to the Institute of Child Health London an affiliated unit of the University College London, where he obtained the Masters (MSc) in Mother and Child Health with distinction in 1997. In 2011, he was awarded the Fellowship of the prestigious Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP). His areas of interest are Malaria, Paediatric Neurology (CNS Infections, Seizures and Disability) and Child Development. He has been the Secretary-General of the West African College of Physicians, the Chairman of the LUTH Chapter of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association, the Deputy Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, LUTH and the Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences. He is currently the Provost of the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos.
He is currently an external examiner in Paediatrics to various universities and postgraduate colleges such as the University of Benin, Olabisi Onabanjo University, University of Ibadan, the West African College of Physicians and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has been an assessor to a number of professorial candidates within and outside the university.
Professor Lesi has over 50 publications in national and foreign peer-reviewed journals and a significant number of them have been cited by other scholars locally and internationally. He has attended and presented papers in many local and international conferences. He has also attended and been a resource person on many local and international workshops on Paediatrics, Nutrition and Medical Education including the internationally recognised Doctors as Educators delivered on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and the West African College of Physicians. Professor Lesi is a member of a number of professional associations including the Nigerian Medical Association, the Paediatric Association of Nigeria, the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria. He is also an international member of the American Academy of Paediatrics and the International Society for Autism Research.