Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS
Al Lerner Chair and Vice-Chairman,
Professor, Neurosurgery and Medicine (Endocrinology),
Co-Director, Emory Pituitary Center
Dept. of Neurosurgery , Emory University School of Medicine
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Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time; 1: 00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Dr. Oyesiku is currently Professor of Neurological Surgery and Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) at Emory University. He occupies the Al Lerner Chair in Neurosurgery and is Vice-Chairman, Dept of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Neurosurgical Residency Program. His clinical and research focus is the surgical treatment and molecular biology of pituitary tumors
Dr Oyesiku’s laboratory has identified unique aspects of pituitary adenoma gene expression and has developed a new modality for imaging and targeted therapy of pituitary tumors. Dr Oyesiku currently investigating the pathogenesis of pituitary adenomas using genome-wide association studies and whole genome sequencing methods. His laboratory has one on the largest pituitary tumor banks linked to a clinical database to study natural history, treatment outcomes and molecular correlations.
Dr Oyesiku is co-director of the Emory Pituitary Center and has one of the most active and busiest neurosurgical practices in the country devoted to pituitary surgery and pituitary medicine. Dr Oyesiku is a pioneer in the use of 3D endoscopic pituitary surgery He was recently awarded the “Gentle Giant Award” by the Pituitary Network Association for his services to Pituitary Surgery and medicine and patients.
Dr Oyesiku has served Emory University, Emory Clinic and the Emory Hospital on various committees and he has also served on several state and regional.
He has been selected by his peers as one of The Best Doctors in America and was selected by the Consumer Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Surgeons. He is named in Marquis Who’s Who in America. He is a member of the Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha. He has been visiting professor at several departments of neurosurgery in the United States and abroad.
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