Dr Toyin Akanbi graduated from the University of Ibadan in 1998 with a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. She trained at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where she obtained her postgraduate fellowships of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS) and National Postgraduate College of Nigeria (FMCOph) in 2008.
Her training involved comprehensive ophthalmology. She completed her medical retina fellowship training at Eye Foundation Hospital . Dr Akanbi is proficient in laser procedures as well as cataract extraction. She is a member of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has published in and presented at international journals and conferences.