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Hilary Onyiuke, M.D., FRCSC, FACS, FAANS

Professor of Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
Co-Director, Comprehensive Spine Center
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Academic Office Location:
Division of Neurosurgery/Department of Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute, 3rd Floor
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-5352
Phone: 800-535-6232
Fax: 860-679-1419
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Dr. Hilary C. Onyiuke is a professor of surgery and orthopedic surgery and co-director of the Comprehensive Spine Center. He previously served as chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at UConn Health and 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.

MBBSCollege of Medicine, University of IbadanMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipPark Lane General Hospital
ResidencyCollege of Medicine, University College Hospital Surgery
ResidencyDepartment of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of TorontoNeurosurgery
FellowshipSunnybrook Health Science CenterHead Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
E. Latunde Odeku First Prize in Neurosurgery University of Ibadan
Distinction in Human Anatomy University of Ibadan
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
BRAIN AND SPINE INSTITUTEAdvisory CommitteeUConn HealthLocal20202021
Educational Resources Subcommittee, University of Connecticut, Education CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2008
University of Connecticut Health Center Advisory CommitteeLead Physician for NeurosurgeryUConn HealthUniversity
Credentials Committee, University of Connecticut School of Medicine Advisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity
Admissions Committee Education CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Association of Neurological SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Congress of Neurological SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American College of Surgeons Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Board of Neurological Surgery Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Joint Section Neurotrauma & Critical CareProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Hartford County Medical Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalLocal
International Neurotrauma Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationCharter MemberExternalInternational
New England Neurosurgical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional

Clinical Research: Assessment of outcomes after discectomy or and fusion of the cervical or lumbar spine, and management of simple and severe head injuries.

Basic Science Research: Spinal cord injury and repair.

Journal Articles


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Head Injury: Early and Late Sequelae Delivered to Rockville Medical StaffTalkRockville General Hospital1998Rockville, Connecticut
Hospital Delivered to Greater Hartford Trauma GroupTalkHartford Hospital1998Hartford, Connecticut
Neurosurgical Emergencies, House Staff Intro Lecture Series LectureNeurology Department, Hartford Hospital1998Hartford,Connecticut
Neurotrauma Guidelines, Were We Wrong All Along?TalkTrauma and Critical Care '97 - Point/Counterpoint XVI1997Boston Park Hotel, Boston, MA
Spinal Cord Injury Visiting Professor, Department of NeurosurgeryTalkThe Affiliated Hospital of Shandong Medical University1997Jinan, Shandong, P.R. of China
Neurosurgical Critical Care. Pulmonary Fellowship ProgramLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center1997Farmington, Connecticut
Pathophysiology of Head Injury Delivered to 2nd Year Medical Students; Mechanisms of Diseases; Diseases of CNS CurriculumLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center1997Farmington, Connecticut
Neurosurgical Intensive Care Management of Severe Head Injury; Presented to Medical Staff of Lawrence and Memorial HospitalLectureLawrence and Memorial Hospital1997New London, Connecticut
Management of Head Injury; Presented to Medical Staff of Rockville General HospitalLectureRockville General Hospital1997Rockville, Connecticut
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Overview, Presented to Physical Therapy StudentsLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center1996Farmington, Connecticut
Management of the Head Injured Patient, Presented to Anesthesia ResidentsLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center1996Farmington, Connecticut
Neurosurgical Intensive Care Management of Head Injury, Presented to Rockville Hospital’s Staff PhysiciansTalkRockville Hospital1996Rockville, Connecticut
Surgical Interventions for Low Back Pain Presented to Rehabilitation StaffTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center1996Farmington, Connecticut
Spinal Cord Injury Overview: Trauma Day, Presented to 3rd Year Medical StudentsLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center1996Farmington, Connecticut
Pituitary Tumors Delivered to Medical Residents and FellowsLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center1996Farmington, Connecticut
Lumbar Disc Surgery: Operative Techniques and Use of Surgical Instruments Presented to Hartford Hospital Surgical TechniciansLectureHartford Hospital 1996Hartford, Connecticut
"Management of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in Head Injury"TalkBrain Injury Association Meeting1996Dallas, Texas
Management of the Patient with Critical Non-Traumatic Neurologic EmergenciesTalkFlight Nurses, Hartford Hospital1995Hartford, Connecticut
Pituitary Tumor in Childhood: Case Presentation and Review of Literature. Delivered to Pediatric EndocrinologistsLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center1995Farmington, Connecticut
Head and Spinal Trauma: Overview. Presented to Oral-Maxillo-Facial SurgeonsTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center1995Farmington, Connecticut
Neurosurgical Emergencies, Medical StaffTalkCharlotte Hungerford Hospital1995Torrington, Connecticut
Neurosurgical Emergencies,House Staff Intro Lecture SeriesLectureNeurology Department, Hartford Hospital1995Hartford , Connecticut
Use Of Hyperosmolarity In NeurosurgeryTalkDepartment of Biochemistry, Hartford Hospital1994Hartford, Connecticut
Minimal Closed Head InjuryTalkDepartment of Surgery, Hartford Hospital1994Hartford, Connecticut
Hemorrhagic, Necrotic Schwanomma Presenting As Purulent MeningitisTalkNeurologists/Neurosurgeons, Hartford Hospital1994Hartford, Connecticut
Traumatic Brain Injury to Pediatric PopulationLectureDepartment of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut Health Center1994Farmington, Connecticut
Neurosurgical Emergencies, Emergency PhysiciansTalkVeteran's Memorial Medical Center1994Meriden, Connecticut
Evaluation of Management and Prognostic Factors in Seven Cases of Traumatic Craniocervical Dislocation. PosterCongress of Neurological Surgeons 1993