“Julius is an exceptionally well-trained neurosurgeon, with experience in skull base surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery,” says Dr. Robert Solomon, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.
Dr. Ebinu comes to us from Alberta, Canada. He attended medical school at the University of Calgary and received a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology and oncology from the University of Alberta.
While working on his Ph.D. he discovered a key factor in tumor formation and published his research in the journal Science. This led to a prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research scholarship for a postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.
From Harvard, Dr. Ebinu went to the University of Toronto to complete his neurosurgical residency, followed by a skull base neuro-oncology fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital. After that he completed an additional year-long fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
This makes Dr. Ebinu one of very few neurosurgeons to have completed fellowships in both skull base neuro-oncology and complex spine surgery. Dr. Ebinu’s main research interests are understanding the biology and treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors, and identifying the mechanisms of functional recovery in spinal cord injury.
He is also interested in studying the use of minimally invasive techniques and stereotactic radiosurgery to treat various brain and spine disorders. In doing so he hopes to improve patient outcomes and minimize surgical morbidity, especially in elderly patients. Dr. Ebinu’s research has already been published in several top peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dr. Ebinu’s practice specializes in complex spinal disorders, including spinal cord tumors, total disc replacement, spinal reconstruction and spinal injury. He has a patient-centered approach, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques and state-of-the-art computer-guided technologies, all aimed at giving the patient the best possible outcome using the safest possible techniques.
“I am excited to be a part of this group and to work alongside world-renowned faculty members who are among the top in their field,” says Dr. Ebinu.
“The Columbia University Neurosurgery group has a tradition of excellence in providing comprehensive and high-quality patient care and in having a global impact on the treatment of neurosurgical disorders through outstanding research, innovation and leadership.
I look forward to continuing with the tradition of excellence here at Columbia University. I plan to incorporate my diverse skill set, especially in minimally invasive surgery, to serve and provide excellent care to patients of this community.”
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