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Owoicho Adogwa, MD, Neurosurgery, Dallas, TX, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

OwoichoAdogwaMD

Neurosurgery Dallas, TX

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Skull Base

Dr. Adogwa is one of only a few surgeons in the world who is cross-trained in both orthopedic spine surgery and neurosurgery, which has provided him with unique qualifications to treat patients with complex spinal conditions, bringing to each patient the expertise necessary to evaluate and, if required, surgically treat disorders of the spine

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Summary

  • Owoicho Adogwa, M.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He focuses on the treatment of spinal diseases, with primary expertise in adult and pediatric scoliosis, degenerative spinal pathologies, and spinal oncology. He is a specialist both in advanced minimally invasive and traditional open techniques.

    His special interests include cervical degenerative disease, cervical deformity, adult and pediatric deformities, neuromuscular deformities, spinal oncology, lumbar degenerative pathologies, and complex primary and revisional spinal surgery.

    After earning his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Adogwa performed his residencies in neurological surgery at Duke University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

    During his residency at RUSH, he completed an advanced complex spine and minimally invasive spine surgery fellowship under internationally renowned spine surgeons Vincent Traynelis, M.D., and Richard Fessler, M.D. Post-residency, he completed an adult and pediatric deformity fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he trained under the direction of world-renowned surgeons Munish Gupta, M.D., Keith Bridwell, M.D., Michael Kelly, M.D., Jacob Buchowski, M.D., and others. Dr. Adogwa then pursued additional surgical training in advanced osteotomy techniques in Lyon, France, under the tutelage of Pierre Roussouly, M.D., and in Accra, Ghana, under the mentorship of Oheneba Boachie, M.D. (founder of FOCOS Hospital and past president of the Scoliosis Research Society).

    Dr. Adogwa is a prolific surgeon-scientist, having published more than 180 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and presented as an invited speaker, program faculty, or guest lecturer at more than 160 scientific meetings across the world.

Education & Training

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineFellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 2018 - 2019
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Rush University Medical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2015 - 2018
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2012 - 2015
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Vanderbilt University School of MedicineClass of 2012

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2021 - 2023
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2019 - 2023
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2018 - 2023
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2015 - 2018
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2012 - 2015

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2018
  • Journalistic and Academic Neurosurgical Excellence (J.A.N.E) AANS/CNS, 2017
  • Best Paper Award North American Spine Society, 2014, 2017
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Spine-Specific Skeletal Related Events and Mortality in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: A Single-Institution Analysis  
    Owoicho Adogwa, MD, Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Gender Differences in Use of Prolonged Non-Operative Therapies Prior to Index Lumbar Surgery  
    Carlos Bagley, Owoicho Adogwa, World Neurosurgery
  • Extended Length of Stay in Elderly Patients After Lumbar Decompression and Fusion Surgery Is May Not Be Attributable to Baseline Illness Severity or Postoperative Comp...  
    Owoicho Adogwa, Carlos A Bagley, World Neurosurgery

Authored Content

  • Gender Differences in Use of Prolonged Non-Operative Therapies Prior to Index Lumbar SurgeryAugust 2018
  • Does Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus Aureus Increase the Risk of Post-Operative Infections After Elective Spine Surgery: Do Most Infections Occur in Carriers?May 2018
  • Does Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus Aureus Increase the Risk of Post-Operative Infections After Elective Spine Surgery: Do Most Infections Occur in Carriers?May 2018
  • Pediatric Spinal Ependymomas: An Epidemiologic StudyApril 2018
  • Pediatric Spinal Ependymomas: An Epidemiological StudyApril 2018
  • Pediatric Spinal Ependymomas: An Epidemiologic StudyApril 2018
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Press Mentions

  • How Affective Disorders Impact Spine Surgery Readmissions: 5 Things to Know Featured
    How Affective Disorders Impact Spine Surgery Readmissions: 5 Things to Know FeaturedMay 9th, 2016
  • Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Owoicho Adogwa of UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Owoicho Adogwa of UT Southwestern Medical CenterMarch 27th, 2020

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