Edjah Nduom, MD, Neurosurgery, Atlanta, GA, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center


Neurosurgery Atlanta, GA

Brain & Spinal Tumor

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

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    Department of Neurosurgery Emory University Atlanta, GA 30322
    1365 Clifton Road NE Suite B6200
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    Phone(404) 778-5770
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  • Edjah K. Nduom, MD, FAANS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine. A fellowship-trained and board certified neurosurgical oncologist, Dr. Nduom's clinical specialty is the surgical management of brain and spinal cord tumors. He is particularly interested in the safe resection of malignant tumors located in eloquent areas of the brain, the brainstem and spinal cord. Dr. Nduom is a member of the Cancer Immunology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He holds numerous positions in national and international medical societies. Notably, he is Co-Founder and Diasporan Representative of the Society for Neuro-Oncology Sub-Saharan Africa; International Outreach Committee Co-Chair of the Society for Neuro-Oncology; Membership Director of the Joint Tumor Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons; and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Brain Tumor Society. Dr. Nduom received his MD from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in Neurosurgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed a Research Fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology in the Surgical Neurology Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland, and an additional Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Nduom's research focuses on the modulation of the immune system for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. He has presented his translational and clinical work on immune therapy for brain tumors at numerous national and international meetings.

Education & Training

  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterFellowship, Surgical Neuro-oncology, 2013 - 2015
  • Emory University
    Emory UniversityResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2006 - 2013
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
    National Institutes of Health Clinical CenterFellowship, Surgical Neurology, Oncology, 2011 - 2012
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaClass of 2006
  • Stanford UniversityB.S., Biomechanical Engineering, 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2020 - 2021
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2020 - Present
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2019 - 2022
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2014 - 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fourth Place Overall AANS Neurosurgical Ventriculostomy Top Gun Competition, 2010
  • Hovies Fund Scholarship University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • UPenn Joel Gordon Miller Award for graduating seniors University of Pennsylvania
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • miR-142-3p Inhibits the M2 Macrophage and Exerts Therapeutic Efficacy Against Murine Glioblastoma  
    Xu S, Wei J, Wang F, Kong LY, Ling XY, Gabrusiewicz K, Doucette T, Yang Y, Yaghi NK, Fajt V, Levine JM, Qiao W, Li XG, Lang FF, Rao G, Fuller GN, Calin GA, Heimberger AB, J Natl Cancer Inst, 1/28/2014
  • Glioblastoma Stem-Like Cells: Implications for Pathogenesis and Treatment  
    Hadjipanayis CG, Van Meir EG, Cancer J, 1/1/2012
  • Comparison of Pulsed and Continuous Convective Flow for Central Nervous System Infusion  
    Walbridge S, Lonser RR, J Neurosurg, 1/1/2012

Books/Book Chapters


  • A Study of the Relationship Between Glial Processes and the Vasculature in Enhancing and Non-enhaning Malignant Lesions of the Brain
    Yang C, Merrill MJ, Zhuang Z, Lonser RR, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1/1/2012
  • Comparison of Pulsed versus Continuous Convective Flow for Central Nervous System Tissue Perfusion
    Walbridge S, Lonser RR, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1/1/2012
  • Burr Hole Neurosurgery: Neuroendoscopic Resection of Intraventricular Tumors and Cysts Through a Working Channel
    Hill K, Chhabra V, Hadjipanayis CG, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1/1/2012
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  • Brain Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy 
    Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX (2014); Houston TX (2015); The MD - 1/1/2015
  • Immunotherapy and Gene Therapy for Brain Tumors 
    Hospital Sirio Libanes, Sao Paulo (2014, 2015) - 1/1/2015
  • Immune Modulating MicroRNAs: A Novel Gene Therapeutic Platform for Glioblastoma 
    Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA - 1/1/2015
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Press Mentions

  • Physicians and Social Justice
    Physicians and Social JusticeMarch 23rd, 2016

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations