Dr Adekunle M. Adesina
Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Pediatrics - Hematology / Oncology, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Adekunle M. Adesina, MD, Ph.D. is currently Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Pediatrics - Hematology / Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Section of Neuropathology and Molecular Neuropathology Laboratory at the Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He received his MD (MBBS) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Ph.D. (Molecular Genetics / Molecular Neuro-oncology) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, Clinical Fellowship training in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology at the University of Vermont, a postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada, as well as a Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, Cytology and Molecular Pathology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia. He served as attending Pathologist / Neuropathologist, as well as Clinical Director of Molecular Pathology Laboratories at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center from 1994 - 2002.
Dr Adesina comes with over 25 years of experience in diagnostic oncologic surgical pathology, cytopathology. neuropathology and molecular pathology. He has established and continues to have responsibility for the day to day oversight of a clinical molecular neuropathology laboratory.
He has global experience and involvement in pathology education. His role was pivotal in the establishment of the School of Pathology, a collaborative annual continuing medical education program between the West African Division of the IAP and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology for West African Pathologists and pathology trainees.
Dr Adesina's research interest is in understanding the molecular determinants of neoplastic transformation in general and more specifically in the nature of deregulation of FoxG1 crosslinked signal transduction in pediatric brain tumors which was first described in Dr Adesina's laboratory.
Dr Adesina has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He is also the leading editor and senior author for the "one of a kind" Atlas of Pediatric brain tumors, publisher - Springer, published in November 2009. He is an Associate editor for the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, a member of the editorial board of the journal Human Pathology, and a member of the review panel for many journals including: Journal of Clinical Pathology, Modern Pathology, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Child Neurology and Journal of Molecular diagnostics. He also serves as Chief Editor for the Neuropathology section of the epathology / e-medicine (WebMD / medscape) textbook.
His national recognition is evidenced by his role in a number of nationally important committees including his service as a member of the Test Development and Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology and a central neuropathology reviewer on Children Oncology Group (COG) and Pediatric brain tumor consortium (PBTC) clinical trials. Furthermore, his international recognition is evidenced by his receipt of an award as the Ist Benjamin Oluwakayode and Olabopo Osuntokun Visiting Professorship / endowed Chair in the Neurosciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, August 11 – September 22, 2008.
Dr Adesina also serves as the Lead Pathologist for the Pathology Special Interest Group of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), member of the AORTIC Council and a member of the IAP Education Committee.