Pituitary Centers of Excellence

01 April 2013

Pituitary tumors and related neuroendocrine disorders are complex medical and surgical conditions that require significant expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic management. Optimal care of the "pituitary patient" is best provided in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment that includes trained and experienced physicians in endocrinology, neurosurgery, diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, neuroopthamology, ENT surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, and neuropathology. These Pituitary Centers of Excellence (COE) fulfill three key missions: 1) provide comprehensive state of the art care and support to patients with pituitary disorders; 2) provide training and continuing medical education in the management of pituitary and neuroendocrine disease for other physicians and the lay public (patients and families); and 3) contribute to basic and translational research in pituitary disorders. They are characterized by exemplary outcomes, quality, and patient satisfaction metrics.

Presented by:

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS

President-Elect, Annual Meeting Chair CNS 2004

Dr. Oyesiku was born in Nigeria where he graduated from St. Gregory's College and received his medical degree from University of Ibadan. He attended the University of London, UK as a Commonwealth Scholar where he obtained a Masters of Science Degree. He did his neurosurgical residency training and completed a PhD degree in the neuroscience graduate program at Emory University, Atlanta.

Dr. Oyesiku is Associate Professor on the neurosurgical faculty at Emory University and Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurosurgery & Biotechnology. 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 is developing a new modality for imaging and targeted therapy of pituitary tumors.

Dr. Oyesiku has been Vice-President of the CNS. He serves on the Executive Committee of the CNS and the Executive Committee of the Joint Section of Neurotrauma/Critical Care. He has been Chair of the CNS International Committee. He is on the Board of Directors, Federation for International Education in Neurosurgery and the Volunteers for International Education in Neurosurgery. He is a CNS Delegate to the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Nelson and Lola have been married for 21 years. Lola is an R.N. with specialty training in Obstetrical Nursing and is a certified Midwife. They have three children. Angela (20), Linda (16), and Nelson III (13). Angela enjoys singing, Linda plays the piano and Nelson III plays the trumpet. Lola enjoys gardening and cooking while Nelson enjoys golf, football, cricket, and reading. Lola, Nelson and the kids have enjoyed seeing a great deal of the world together and have made the quadrennial pilgrimage to the World Cup finals a regular feature of their travels.

 

 

  • Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS
    Director, Laboratory of Molecular Neurosurgery & Biotechnology
    Emory University

Description

Pituitary tumors and related neuroendocrine disorders are complex medical and surgical conditions that require significant expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic management. Optimal care of the "pituitary patient" is best provided in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment that includes trained and experienced physicians in endocrinology, neurosurgery, diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, neuroopthamology, ENT surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, and neuropathology. These Pituitary Centers of Excellence (COE) fulfill three key missions: 1) provide comprehensive state of the art care and support to patients with pituitary disorders; 2) provide training and continuing medical education in the management of pituitary and neuroendocrine disease for other physicians and the lay public (patients and families); and 3) contribute to basic and translational research in pituitary disorders. They are characterized by exemplary outcomes, quality, and patient satisfaction metrics.

Presented by:

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS

President-Elect, Annual Meeting Chair CNS 2004

Dr. Oyesiku was born in Nigeria where he graduated from St. Gregory's College and received his medical degree from University of Ibadan. He attended the University of London, UK as a Commonwealth Scholar where he obtained a Masters of Science Degree. He did his neurosurgical residency training and completed a PhD degree in the neuroscience graduate program at Emory University, Atlanta.

Dr. Oyesiku is Associate Professor on the neurosurgical faculty at Emory University and Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurosurgery & Biotechnology. 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 is developing a new modality for imaging and targeted therapy of pituitary tumors.

Dr. Oyesiku has been Vice-President of the CNS. He serves on the Executive Committee of the CNS and the Executive Committee of the Joint Section of Neurotrauma/Critical Care. He has been Chair of the CNS International Committee. He is on the Board of Directors, Federation for International Education in Neurosurgery and the Volunteers for International Education in Neurosurgery. He is a CNS Delegate to the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Nelson and Lola have been married for 21 years. Lola is an R.N. with specialty training in Obstetrical Nursing and is a certified Midwife. They have three children. Angela (20), Linda (16), and Nelson III (13). Angela enjoys singing, Linda plays the piano and Nelson III plays the trumpet. Lola enjoys gardening and cooking while Nelson enjoys golf, football, cricket, and reading. Lola, Nelson and the kids have enjoyed seeing a great deal of the world together and have made the quadrennial pilgrimage to the World Cup finals a regular feature of their travels.

 

 

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