Edjah K. Nduom, MD, FAANS


Titles and Roles

Daniel Louis Barrow Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Leader, Brain Tumor Disease Team
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Brain and Spine Tumors
Research Program
Cancer Immunology


Edjah K. Nduom, MD, FAANS, holds the Daniel Louis Barrow Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery and is an 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 serves as leader of the Brain Tumor Disease Team at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. In this role, he leads the multidisciplinary disease team in advancing clinical, translational and catchment-area priorities for brain tumors aligned with Winship's Strategic Plan.

Dr. Nduom is a member of the Cancer Immunology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He holds leadership positions with national and international medical societies, including as Bylaws Chair of the Tumor Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS); Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Brain Tumor Society; and Member-At-Large and Scientific Program Chair of the Executive Committee of the CNS.

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Neurosurgical techniques (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.

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Dr. Nduom has received several awards over the course of his career. Recent awards include:

  • Academy Emerging Investigator by the American Academy of Neurological Surgery
  • National Institutes of Health Director's Award
  • 40 under 40 Leader in Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum

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