Adegoke Falade is Professor of paediatric respiratory medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, in Ibadan, Nigeria, he also serve as an honorary consultant paediatrician to the University College Hospital in Ibadan. His main interest is in the field of pneumonia and asthma.
As a research clinician at the MRC Laboratories, The Gambia, Professor Falade explored the interface between childhood malnutrition and respiratory diseases. The work in this field culminated in a successfully defended Doctor of Medicine (MD) Thesis in 1999 titled: Pneumonia in Malnourished Gambian Children. Professor Falade was an investigator in Nigeria in the International Study of Asthma and Allergy in Childhood (ISAAC), an international multicentre collaborative epidemiological study. The findings obtained from the Nigerian contribution, is in record, as the first available prevalence data for these diseases in Nigeria.
Professor Falade took part in the multi-centre study of Invasive Pneumococcal Diseases in the under-5s in Ibadan, Nigeria. This study showed that pneumococcal disease was an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Nigerian children, a fact that was not previously recognised.