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Hilary C. Onyiuke, M.D.

Dr. Hilary C. Onyiuke is an associate professor of surgery and the chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is director of the Comprehensive Spine Center at the New England Musculoskeletal Institute. Dr. Onyiuke was previously the director of the Head Injury Program at Hartford Hospital. He has a special interest in complex surgery of the cervical and lumbar spine and skull based surgery.

Appointment

  • Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, UConn Health Center
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, UConn Health Center
  • Director, Comprehensive Spine Center, New England Musculoskeletal Institute

Specialty

Subspecialty

  • Spine Surgery: Tumors, Degenerative Disease
  • Neurosurgery, General Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery: Acoustic Neuroma, CP Angle Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors

Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgeons
Diplomat, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Education
B.A., St. Gregory's College, Obalende, Lagos
M.B.B.S., College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, University College Hospital

State Licensure
Connecticut

Residency
Department of Surgery College of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan
Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto

Fellowship
Neurotrauma, Division of Neurosurgery, Sunnybrook Health Science Center
Head Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury

Selected Publications
Gavin M., Litt M., Khan A, Onyiuke H., Kozol R. A. prospective, randomized trial of cognitive intervention for postoperative pain. The American Surgeon 72(5):414-8, 2006.

Cauley K., Dalal A., Olson B., Onyiuke H. Lymphocytic Hypophysitis. Connecticut Medicine 69(3):143-6, 2005.

Kureshi I., Ho S.Y., Onyiuke H.C., Wakefield A, Kureshi I., D’Arrigo J., Simon R.H. The Affinity of Lipid Coated Microbubbles to Maturing Spinal Cord Injury Sites. Neurosurgery: 44(5):1047-1053; 1999.

Khan S.H., Kureshi I.U., Mulgrew T., Ho S.Y., Onyiuke H.C. Comparison of Percutaneous Ventriculostomy and Intraparenchymal Monitor: A Retrospective Evaluation of 156 patients ACTA Neurochirurge: 71: 50-52; 1998.

Abrams D.J., Onyiuke H.C., Harrington F.J., Kreutzer D.L. Elevated interleukin-8 (IL-8) levels in the CSF of severe head injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. 15 (1): 29, 1998.

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Research Interests

Clinical Research

  • Assessment of outcomes after discectomy and fusion of the cervical or lumbar spine.
  • Management of simple and severe head injuries.


Basic Science Research

  • Spinal cord injury and repair.

Office Locations

New England Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

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Southington Medical Office
1115 West Street
Southington, CT 06489

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