Pediatrician Emmanuel Ogunde and nurse/midwife Jenny Coleman have joined Dr. Gordon Smith’s medical practice in George Town.
Dr. Ogunde completed his pediatric training in the United Kingdom and his fellowship training in pediatric critical care at The Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.
He returned to the Caribbean and took up consultant pediatric positions in Trinidad and Tobago and more recently in the British Virgin Islands, where he was head of the pediatric department.
Dr. Ogunde is also an associate lecturer on pediatrics at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.
“Since joining the practice, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far. It’s been a pleasure getting to know the children I attend to and by extension, the wider community,” he said.
Dr. Smith said he is delighted to have a doctor of Dr. Ogunde’s caliber joining him.
“When a patient needs intensive care, it is good to have an experienced pair of hands, essential for medical life on an island. Emmanuel has worked in Scotland and England as a consultant pediatrician and is already very popular with our families. “
Jenny Coleman, who is from Ireland, has been in Cayman for the past 13 years, working predominantly as a midwife on the maternity unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
She qualified as a registered nurse in Dublin in 1994 and spent time working in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia, including at the Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She returned to Dublin in 1999 and qualified as a midwife in 2001. She has been working at Cayman Islands Hospital since 2002 and joined the Children’s Clinic in August this year.
Dr. Smith says Ms. Coleman will be a great asset to the practice.
“I have known Jenny for over 10 years and worked with her frequently on the maternity unit,” Dr. Smith said. “She is a very dedicated and hard-working nurse. Her experience with newborns and lactation advice will be very helpful to new parents. She is also a mother herself of two young boys.”