Nelson M. Oyesiku, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
Dr. Oyesiku was born in Nigeria where he graduated from St. Gregory’s College and received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan. He then attended the University of London, UK as a Commonwealth Scholar where he obtained a Masters of Science degree. He obtained his neurosurgical training at Emory University, Atlanta. During his residency he also completed a PhD degree in neuroscience at Emory University studying the role of neurotrophic factors in neuronal survival and regeneration.
Dr. Oyesiku was appointed to the neurosurgical faculty at Emory upon completion of his training. He 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, Deptartment of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Neurosurgical Residency Program. He is Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurosurgery & Biotechnology. His clinical and research focus is the surgical treatment and molecular biology of pituitary tumors. He received an NIH CIDA Award and Medical Faculty Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is a recipient of an NIH RO1 award for the molecular imaging and targeting of pituitary tumors. He is PI of the R25 NIH training grant for Neurosurgery. He has authored several manuscripts, book chapters and a book in the field of neurosurgery. 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 has served Emory University, Emory Clinic and the Emory Hospital on various committees and he has also served on several state and regional committees.
Dr. Oyesiku is Editor-in-Chief of Neurosurgery®, the official journal of the CNS. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is Chairman of the Maintenance of Certification Committee. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons and the Advisory Council for Neurosurgery of the American College of Surgeons. He is Chairman of the Match Committee of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He is ad hoc reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Oyesiku has been President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and served on the Executive Committee of the CNS. He has served on the Executive Committee of the AANS/CNS Section of Neurotrauma/Critical Care and the AANS/CNS Section of Tumors. He was Co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the CNS 2002 Annual Meeting and he was Scientific Program Chairman for the CNS 2003 meeting. He was Annual Meeting Chairman of the CNS 2004 meeting. He has been Chair of the CNS International Committee and served on the CNS Publications Committee. He is on the board of directors for the Federation for International Education in Neurosurgery. He is a CNS Delegate to the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. He is Chair of the Neuroendocrine Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. He has served as Secretary/Treasurer and President of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society.
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 has been visiting professor at several departments of neurosurgery in the United States and abroad.