Deanna Sasaki-Adams, MD

Deanna Sasaki-AdamsAppointments:

New Patients/Referrals -- (984) 974-4175
Returns/Follow-up Appointments -- (984) 947-4210, Option 4


Dr. Deanna M. Sasaki-Adams is a board-certified neurosurgeon appointed as an Assistant Professor and Section Chief of Cerebrovascular and Skull Base neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a fellowship in open vascular and skull base surgery at Saint Louis University. Her academic interests include treatment of intracerebral aneurysms via both open and endovascular techniques, stroke, as well as treatment of skull base tumors including pituitary tumors, meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, and clival chordomas.

She completed her residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received extensive training in the endonasal, endoscopic approach for resection of pituitary lesions and has developed partnerships with the Otolaryngology Department to advance clinical paradigms and academic endeavors centered on the treatment of skull base tumors. She has been appointed Associate Program Director of the residency program and has a sincere interest in resident education. She has partnered with the UNC Malawi Initiative to work to support the advancement of neurosurgical education globally.


TITLE
Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director; Section Chief of Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Neurosurgery

SPECIALTIES
Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

EDUCATION
Fellowship - Cerebrovascular and Skull Base; Saint Louis University, 2010-2011
Residency - Neurosurgery; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-2010
Internship - General Surgery; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003-2004
M.D. - Medicine; University of Wisconsin Medical School, 2003
B.S. - Biochemistry and French; University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
Neurological Surgery - Board Certified