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Olabisi Sanusi, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Olabisi Sanusi specializes in caring for adults with skull base pathologies and brain tumors. She advanced her neurosurgical training with a skull base fellowship here at OHSU. Dr. Sanusi grew up in Nigeria and was raised by immediate and extended family alike. She chose to become a physician after her grandmother died from cancer. Dr. Sanusi received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and was inducted into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha for her high academic achievement and exemplary nature. During medical school, she was fascinated by neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. She chose disorders of the skull base due to the deep satisfaction derived from helping patients with various brain pathologies. Dr. Sanusi’s research focuses on improving patient clinical outcomes.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, listening to audiobooks and taking exercises classes including yoga and Pilates.

Education and training

    • B.Sc., 2008, University of Texas, San Antonio
    • M.D., 2012, Pennsylvania State University
  • Residency

    • Neurosurgery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2019
  • Fellowship

    • Skull Base, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2020

Memberships and associations:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Women in Neurosurgery

Areas of interest

  • Skull base tumors
  • Brain tumors



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