ANPA Member Named Chief of Neurosurgery

Dr. Wale Sulaiman, MD, PhD

ANPA member, Dr. Wale Sulaiman, has been named Chairman of Neurosurgery at the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana, part of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, effective July 1, 2011.

Dr. Sulaiman’s medical career began at the Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria, where he completed a combined MD/MSc degree. His interests in Nerve and Spinal cord injury and regeneration research led him to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada where he also completed a PhD in Neurosciences. He completed his Neurosurgery residency at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is board-certified in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He also completed clinical fellowships in complex nerve reconstruction at Louisiana State University and complex spine surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Sulaiman has extensive research experience in both nerve and spinal cord injury and regeneration, and has authored several peer reviewed publications and book chapters in these areas and serves as a Reviewer for many neurosurgery and neuroscience journals.

In announcing the appointment, Dr. Richard Guthrie, Regional Medical Director (New Orleans) for the Ochsner Clinic Foundation  noted that Dr. Sulaiman has been “a strong presence in Neurosurgery” since he joined Ochsner in 2008. Also he complemented Dr. Sulaiman for helping to establish and serving as the the Medical Director of the Ochsner Spine Center.

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