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Dr. Maymunah Kadiri

Mental Health Physician, Advocate and Coach


Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri (aka Dr. May) is a multiple award-winning Mental Health Physician, Advocate & Coach. She is the Medical Director and Psychiatrist-In-Chief at Pinnacle Medical Services, Nigeria’s leading, and foremost Psychology and Mental health clinic prominent in the application of innovative clinical approaches in the management/treatment of a wide range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral related disorders.
Dr. Kadiri is a dynamic Consultant Neuro- Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCPsych) with almost 20 years of experience as a practicing Physician. She is a trained and certified Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA. She is also a certified Trauma Counsellor and Neurofeedback Practitioner.

She founded Pinnacle Health Radio, African’s #1 online health radio and a non for profit organization, “Pinnacle Medicals SPEAKOUT Initiative” which is geared towards creating Mental Health literacy in Nigeria and beyond.

She is a Goldman Sachs scholar, Vital Voices Fellow, Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumna, an Ashoka change maker, a global thought leader and has been recognized locally and globally for her movement in the field of health and wellness, especially mental health. She is also an alumnus of the US State Department, International Visitors Leadership programme (IVLP), 2017 African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC), 2021 and Aspen New Voices Fellow, 2021.

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