He was born and raised in Nigeria and graduated from Government College school in Ibadan, where he belonged to the literary and debating society, dance club, was prefect and head of House residence, and president of the dramatic society. He was a swimming and cricket team member.
At Princeton, Babatunde majored in biology and was pre-med. He roomed at 226 1940 Hall with Adekunle Oshodi, Fred Gordon, Bob Prager, Paul Van de Water, and Joseph La Tome. He participated in the International Students Association, Model United Nations, and the Pan African Organization the Americas.
Babatunde graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York in 1971. He did his internship and residency at Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center and did further studies in internal medicine at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.
He moved west to Pasadena to begin his private practice. He was a certified American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology doctor affiliated with Huntington Memorial Hospital. He practiced all phases of OB-GYN medicine from birth to cancer treatment to problem pregnancies and some internal medical issues related to women’s health. He had the highest ratings on the patient evaluations of doctors over many years and was highly respected throughout the Los Angeles region.