Director, Spinal Surgery Division, Surgical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center

Adetokunbo Oyelese, MD, PhD, FAANS is the director of the spinal surgery division and the surgical director for the Comprehensive Spine Center at Rhode Island Hospital. He is board certified by The American Board of Neurological Surgery and specializes in complex spinal disorders. He is an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and the assistant program director of the neurosurgery residency program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research interests lie in understanding repair and plasticity within the spine and spinal cord.
His practice includes patients with trauma to the spine. He also has a special interest in the management and treatment of complex degenerative diseases of the spine, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal deformity, as well as treatment of tumors arising from the spine and spinal cord. He offers patients cutting-edge surgical techniques such as minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc replacement surgery and Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery for tumors involving the spine and spinal cord.
Dr. Oyelese earned his medical and doctoral degrees from Yale University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor medical society. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Stanford University and fellowship training at the Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders.



Areas of Expertise

Brain Tumors
Complex Spinal Disorders
General Neurosurgery
Spine Surgery

Hospital Affiliations


Medical School:Yale University School of Medicine
Residency:Stanford University School of Medicine
Fellowship:Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles


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