Adebowale Popoola, MD was born in Nigeria, and attended Medical School at the Obafemi Awolowo College of health Sciences of Ogun State University, graduating in 1992. He thereafter completed his mandatory internship rotation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, and on completion in 1993, travelled to Ivory Coast, where he stayed for 4 years, practicing General Pediatrics. He returned to Nigeria, but thereafter was opportune to travel to the United State of America in 1998 on an immigrant visa under the diversity lottery program established by the congress of the United States of America. He thereafter proceeded to sit for the many required medical licensing examinations administered by the National Board for Medical Examinations (NBME) and United States Medical Licensing Examination, successfully passing them. As a result, he started and completed his adult psychiatry program at the Elmhurst Hospital, New York (affiliated with Mt Sinai School of Medicine of New York University) in 2003, and his child & adolescent psychiatry program at Montefiore Medical center (affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University) in 2005.
He relocated to the State of Maryland in 2006 on securing gainful employment at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Family Center affiliation with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he held an academic position of Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry. He was eventually appointed Medical Director at the KKI, Family Center, a position he held until 2009, when he left for Adventist Behavioral Health, affiliated with the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he held an academic position as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, as well as being the Medial Director of the inpatient adolescent Unit, Chesapeake. He concurrently established his own outpatient mental health clinic private practice, Healthcare Living for Families, holding position of Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director. He eventually left Adventist Behavioral health to concentrate fully on his private practice full time in 2013, and continues to operate the clinic till today.
In July, 2020 he was appointed Medical Director of Springboard Community Services, an outpatient mental health clinic serving patients in 4 different counties in the State of Maryland.