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Edjah Nduom

Edjah Nduom, MD

Staff Clinician

M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency, Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Clinical interests: brain tumors, gliomas, glioblastoma, hemangioblastomas, pituitary lesions, skull base tumors, brainstem gliomas, spinal cord gliomas, immune therapy for gliomas

Research interests: brain tumor immunology, immune modulating non-coding RNAs, immunotherapy biomarker discovery, convection-enhanced delivery, cerebral microdialysis









Dr. Edjah Nduom is a fellowship-trained neurosurgical oncologist in the Surgical Neurology Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He joined the faculty as a Staff Clinician in August 2015. Dr. Nduom’s clinical specialty is the surgical management of brain tumors, and he is particularly interested in the safe resection of malignant tumors located in eloquent areas of the brain, the brainstem and spinal cord. At the NIH, he has made use of the advanced tools available at the NIH Clinical Center for brain tumor resection, including intraoperative motor and speech mapping, diffusion tensor MRI mapping, awake craniotomies, stereotactic neuronavigation, endoscopic minimally invasive approaches to the brain and the use of the intraoperative MRI. Second opinions are frequently sought in neuro-oncology, and Dr. Nduom is readily available for in person or remote consultation on the surgical management of routine or complex intracranial or spinal lesions.

Dr. Nduom is a member of the executive committee of the Joint Tumor Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and he is also a member of both societies. He also serves as the Chair of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the AANS. He is also member of the Society for Neuro-oncology, the American Medical Association and the National Medical Association.

    Education & Training:

  • Fellowship, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Neurosurgical Oncology, July 2013 – June 2015
  • Fellowship, Surgical Neurology Branch, NINDS, Neurosurgical Oncology, July 2011 – February 2012
  • Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery, July 2006 – June 2013
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006
  • B.S., Stanford University, Biomedical Engineering, 2002

    Clinical Interests:

  • Brain tumors
  • Gliomas
  • Glioblastoma
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Pituitary lesions
  • Skull base tumors
  • Brainstem gliomas
  • Spinal cord gliomas
  • Immune therapy for gliomas
   

    Professional Memberships:

  • Joint Tumor Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Society for Neuro-oncology (SNO)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • National Medical Association (NMA)
  • Chair of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Edjah Nduom AANS YNC
Dr. Nduom pictured during his first meeting as Chair of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the AANS

Honors & Awards:

  • UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2015 Jesse H. Jones Fellowship in Cancer Education
  • Emory University Department of Neurosurgery, 2011 Emory Top Score on the Written ABNS Examination
  • Emory University Department of Neurosurgery, Recipient of NINDS Clinical Fellowship
  • Emory University Department of Neurosurgery, Recipient of NIH R25 Research Development Grant
  • Emory University Department of Neurosurgery, Winner, 2010 AANS Neurosurgical Ventriculostomy Top Gun Competition, Fourth Place Overall
  • University of Pennsylvania, Joel Gordon Miller Award for graduating seniors
  • University of Pennsylvania, Helen O. Dickens, M.D. Award for graduating seniors
  • University of Pennsylvania, Hovies Fund Scholarship – 2002-2006
  • University of Pennsylvania, Measey Foundation Fellowship in Global Health for Neurology/Neurosurgery trip to Ghana, 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania, Awarded Clinical Neurosciences Track Grant for Summer Research, Summer 2003
  • University of Pennsylvania, Student National Medical Association, Region VIII Clinical Student Scholarship Spring, 2005

    Selected Publications:

  • Wei J*, Nduom EK*, Kong LY, Hashimoto Y, Xu S, Gabrusiewicz K, Ling X, Huang N, Qiao W, Zhou S, Ivan C, Fuller GN, Gilbert MR, Overwijk W, Calin GA, Heimberger AB. MiR-138 exerts anti-glioma efficacy by targeting immune checkpoints. Neuro Oncol. 2015 Dec 11. pii: nov292. *co-lead authors
  • Nduom EK, Weller M, Heimberger AB. Immunosuppressive mechanisms in glioblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2015 Nov;17 Suppl 7:vii9-vii14. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nov151.
  • Nduom EK, Wei J, Yaghi NK, Huang N, Kong LY, Gabrusiewicz K, Ling X, Zhou S, Ivan C, Chen JQ, Burks JK. Fuller GN, Calin GA, Conrad CA, Creasy C, Ritthipichai K, Radvanyi L, Heimberger AB. PD-L1 expression and prognostic impact in glioblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2015 Aug 30. pii: nov172. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Nduom EK, Sribnick EA, Ormond DR, Hadjipanayis CG. Neuroendoscopic Resection of Intraventricular Tumors and Cysts through a Working Channel with a Variable Aspiration Tissue Resector: A Feasibility and Safety Study. Minim Invasive Surg. 2013;2013:471805. doi: 10.1155/2013/471805. Epub 2013 Jun 13.
  • Nduom EK, Yang C, Merrill MJ, Zhuang Z, Lonser RR. Characterization of the blood-brain barrier of metastatic and primary malignant neoplasms. J Neurosurg. 2013 Aug;119(2):427-33. doi: 10.3171/2013.3.JNS122226. Epub 2013 Apr 26.

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