Nelson Oyesiku, MD, MSc (Lond.), PhD, FACS is Professor & Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery and Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Oyesiku obtained his MD from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He obtained an MSc in Occupational Medicine from the University of London, UK and completed a PhD in Neuroscience at Emory. He obtained his neurosurgical training at Emory U, Atlanta. He is board-certified by the ABNS. He received an NIH K08 Award and Faculty Development Award from the RWJF was a recipient of an NIH R01 award and PI of the NIH/NINDS R25.
Dr Oyesiku has served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the ABNS. He was on the ACGME-RRC of Neurosurgery. He is a Fellow of the ACS and has served on its Board of Governors. Dr. Oyesiku has been President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons; President of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society, and President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons. He is President of the International Society of Pituitary Surgeons. He is President of the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr Oyesiku is Editor-in-Chief of NEUROSURGERY, Publications. He is author of over 180 scientific articles and book chapters.
He has been selected as one of The Best Doctors in America and one of America’s Top Surgeons. He is named in Marquis Who’s Who in America. He is a member of- AOA. He has been visiting professor and invited faculty at several departments of neurosurgery in the United States and abroad.