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This McMaster surgeon mentors people at the top of their game, on and off the field 08/01/2024

"It’s rewarding for Ayeni to now be in a position in his career where he can use his expertise and experience to help others advance in their career. After all, he was raised to think about the team."

This McMaster surgeon mentors people at the top of their game, on and off the field Olufemi Ayeni has spent his whole life on a team – he just didn’t always know it. Known by friends as Femi, Ayeni is a professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University and the medical director of two professional sports teams – the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC. But it’s his ...


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