Facts of Bennet Omalu
|55 years old
|Family Name :
|Birth Country :
|Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu
|John Donatus Amaechi Omalu
|Medical Doctor, Forensic Pathologist, Professor, Medical Examiner
|University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1990)
A Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist as well as the first to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Bennet Omalu is currently married to Prema Mutiso. He is a chief medical examiner for San Joaquin, a professor at the University of California as well as a Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. His mother was a seamstress and his father was a civil mining engineer and community leader in Enugu-Ukwu.
Bennet Omalu has a son named Ashly Omalu and daughter Mark Omalu. Omalu has also discovered CTE in the brains of military veterans. He has published a second Neurosurgery paper based on his findings in the brain of former NFL player Terry Long, who has suffered from depression. Bennet is a founder of the Brain Injury Research Institute. He graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in June 1990.
Early Life Of Bennet Omalu
Bennet Omalu was born on 30th September 1968 in South Eastern Nigeria. During the time the country was ravaged by civil war. His father was a mining engineer while his mother was a seamstress. He has five siblings.
When Omalu was two years old, Civil war in Nigeria compelled his family to be on the run, returning to their home. He went to Enugu Federal Government College and later enrolled into the University of Nigeria’s medical school, from where he received his MBBS degree.
Bennet Omalu's Career
Bennet Omalu is a Nigerian-American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist. While working at the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh, he was the first to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players.
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Omalu later became the chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, California, and is a professor at the University of California, Davis, Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Bennet Omalu's Personal Life
Bennet Omalu is married to his wife Prema Mutiso. She is a nurse from Kenya, Nairobi who later shifted to America for her further study. Prema first met her future husband Omalu in Pittsburgh Church where he was practicing Catholic.
They saw each other for the very first time in a party, but they did not click instantly. Omalu tried to win Mutiso's heart for a long time and eventually succeeded.
The couple was dating when Omalu made his initial discoveries. They soon tied the knot while he continued the research. The couple is blessed with two children, a son named Mark Omalu and a daughter named Ashly Omalu.
Also, see: Bennet Omalu' married life with Prema Mutiso
Bennet Omalu's Net Worth
Dr. Benett Omalu's net worth is still under review. His salary is about $250 thousand. The information regarding his properties, real estate or any other valuables is not known as of yet.
Sources reported that the average salary of a physician in the United States is $299,000. In addition, a forensic pathologist can earn an average of $200,000 a year.