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  • CNS Announces Next NEUROSURGERY® Publications Editor-in-Chief

    • Oct 18, 2021

    Oct 18, 2021

    Schaumburg, Illinois—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons is pleased to announce Douglas Kondziolka, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, as the next Editor-in-Chief of NEUROSURGERY® Publications, following the impressive tenure of Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, MSc (Lond), PhD, FACS.

    Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, MSc (Lond), PhD, FACS, Professor & Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has served as Editor-in-Chief of NEUROSURGERY® Publications since June 2009. Under his leadership, NEUROSURGERY®  Publications has expanded to include 3 journals, Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery, and Neurosurgery Open, which are served by vibrant, dedicated Editorial Boards of domestic and international neurosurgeons and allied field professionals. In the last year the journals received over 4,000 submissions. During Dr. Oyesiku’s tenure Neurosurgery achieved its highest ever Impact Factor of 4.889 with the 2016 Impact Factor.

    “It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to have had the opportunity to serve as EIC, not to mention the incredible learning experience it has been. I am delighted to have played a small role in helping shape the science of our specialty. I look forward to assisting Dr. Kondziolka in his transition and wish the journals and the CNS continued success,” said Dr. Nelson M. Oyesiku, Editor-in-Chief, NEUROSURGERY® Publications.

    After an international search and extremely competitive selection process, Douglas Kondziolka, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, Gray Family Professor of Neurosurgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University, has been selected to succeed Dr. Oyesiku. Dr. Kondziolka currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group.

    “Throughout his career Dr. Kondziolka has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to innovation and science in neurosurgery. I welcome Dr. Kondziolka as incoming Editor-in-Chief and look forward to the passion and creativity he will undoubtedly bring to the position,” said Dr. Brian L. Hoh, President, Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

    “The opportunity to serve the members of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the broad neurosurgical community, and the public, towards the review and publication of the highest quality science, is a tremendous honor and responsibility. I look forward to the transition phase with Dr. Oyesiku and to working towards expanding further the outreach and impact of one of the world’s top medical journals,” said Dr. Kondziolka.

    In early 2022, a formal transition process will begin with Dr. Oyesiku acting as Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. Kondziolka as Editor-in-Chief Elect. Beginning September 1, 2022, Dr. Kondziolka will assume full duties as Editor-in-Chief of NEUROSURGERY® Publications.



    About NEUROSURGERY® Publications
    Neurosurgery, the official journal of the CNS, publishes top research on clinical and experimental neurosurgery covering the latest developments in science, technology, and medicine. The journal attracts contributions from the most respected authorities in the field. It includes a wealth of information applicable to researchers and practicing neurosurgeons. This journal is indispensable as the most comprehensive source in neurosurgery. Operative Neurosurgery  features operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology providing practical guidance to its readers. Operative Neurosurgery is the resource for cutting-edge material on operative practice. Clinical Neurosurgery, published annually as a supplement to Neurosurgery, is the official register of the CNS Annual Meeting. It stands as a record of the previous year’s honored guest lectures and presidential address alongside a preview of the coming year’s abstracts. Neurosurgery Open is an online-only, fully Open Access publication providing an outlet for the publication of scientific papers dealing with clinical neurosurgery and experimental neurosurgery, such as case series, case reports, and other information of interest to neurosurgeons.

    About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit

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