Chairman's Welcome

Ian Dunn, MD


   Ian F. Dunn, M.D.
   Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neurosurgery
   Harry Wilkins, M.D., Chair of Neurosurgery

   Research Profile




The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine has been providing neurosurgical care to the region for longer than anyone else in the state – in fact, neurosurgery in Oklahoma began at OU when Harry Wilkins, M.D., arrived from St. Louis in 1931. As the Harry Wilkins Chair in Neurosurgery, I take pride in our history and am excited about our future. 

Our goals are to lead the way in providing the best patient care for our patients; develop the next generation of neurosurgeons; and engage in research to better understand the disorders that we seek to cure. 

Clinical care

Our teams are committed to providing the best care you can receive. Our faculty have completed advanced fellowship training in their areas of specialization – primary and metastatic brain tumors, pituitary tumors, meningiomas, spinal disorders, aneurysms/AVMs, stroke, carotid disease, movement disorder surgery with deep brain stimulation, pediatric neurosurgery, normal pressure hydrocephalus, facial pain, and epilepsy.  

Education

We are committed to training tomorrow’s neurosurgeons, and we attract some of the brightest medical students in the country to our neurosurgical training program. Our residents learn and work alongside us and our advanced practice providers in the care of our patients, and we have trained the large majority of neurosurgeons in the state since our training program began in 1946.

Research

We are constantly improving how we care for the patients whose difficult problems we manage. Our surgeons attend local, national and international meetings to share our work with others and to ensure that our work stays at the cutting edge in neurosurgery. We are engaged in understanding better ways to protect against stroke, treat spinal cord injury, and attack brain tumors, among other endeavors. You will learn more about our research programs in our academic section of this website. 

It is my privilege to serve as the chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, ensuring that we deliver the exceptional neurological care our patients and their families have come to expect from us here at OU, the leading academic health center in the state. 

 Sincerely,

Ian F. Dunn, M.D. 
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neurosurgery
Harry Wilkins, M.D., Chair of Neurosurgery