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Dr. Deanna M. Sasaki-Adams is a board-certified neurosurgeon appointed as an Associate 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.

Dr. Sasaki-Adams 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 developed partnerships with the Otolaryngology Department to advance clinical paradigms and academic endeavors centered on the treatment of skull base tumors. She is a partner with the UNC Malawi Initiative to work to support the advancement of neurosurgical education globally.

Dr. Sasaki-Adams has been named to the 2019 Best Doctors in America® list.

Patient Story

Associate Professor; Section Chief of Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Neurosurgery

Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

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

Neurological Surgery – Board Certified

For recent publications, please visit Dr. Deanna Sasaki-Adams’ PubMed listing.