UNC Health Department of Neurosurgery Chair, Dr. Nelson Oyesiku, began his term as President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) on September 16, 2021. He will serve a 2-year term culminating in the World Congress in Capetown, South Africa. Dr. Oyesiku was elected at the WFNS Congress in Beijing in 2019.
Dr. Oyesiku has a long relationship with the WFNS serving as Continental Delegate; Chairman, Constitution and Bylaws; Scientific Program Chair; and as Executive Committee and Administrative Council. “I look forward to working with everyone as we move the WFNS forward to advance the mission of global neurosurgery,” said Dr. Oyesiku during his inaugural address.
Dr. Nelson Oyesiku joined UNC Neurosurgery this spring from Emory University as the new department chair. His clinical expertise is in pituitary medicine and surgery. He was the co-director of the Emory Pituitary Center and developed one of the largest practices entirely devoted to the care of patients with pituitary tumors in the country and has performed over 3,700 pituitary operations.
The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) was founded in 1955 as a professional, scientific, non-governmental organization comprising of 137 member societies, consisting of 5 Continental Associations, 125 National Neurosurgical Societies and 7 Affiliate Societies representing over 30,000 neurosurgeons worldwide. The WFNS aspires to promote global improvement in neurosurgical care. The mission of the WFNS is to work with their member societies to improve worldwide neurosurgical care, training, and research to benefit its patients.