Chikezie I. Eseonu, MD, FAANS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Chikezie Eseonu, MD, FAANS, is a clinical assistant professor at UPMC Central Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University in biomedical engineering in 2007 and completed his medical education at Yale School of Medicine in 2011.

Following medical school, Dr. Eseonu completed his neurosurgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where he also completed an enfolded neuro-oncology/endoscopic/skull base fellowship.

Dr. Eseonu’s clinical interests embrace several aspects of brain tumor treatment, including open surgical, minimally invasive or radiosurgical techniques. He is also involved in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus, and other general neurosurgical conditions including degenerative spine, spinal stenosis, and disc herniation.

Dr. Eseonu’s research has encompassed such areas as surgical technique and outcome studies for gliomas, pituitary adenomas, trigeminal neuralgia, and awake craniotomy for brain tumors, as well as cost efficacy studies in neurosurgery. He has published over 30 peer reviewed papers and book chapters.

He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Facial Pain Association.

Dr. Eseonu's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Community Clinic Sites

205 South Front Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17104

1533 E Commerce Ave; Suite 2
Carlisle, PA 17015

121 Towne Square Drive; 3rd Floor
Hershey, PA 1703

Specialized Areas of Interest

Brain tumors; radiosurgery; trigeminal neuralgia; Chiari malformation; spine surgery.

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Central Pennsylvania

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Facial Pain Association

Education & Training

  • BA, Biomedical Engineering, Harvard University, 2007
  • MD, Yale School of Medicine, 2011
  • Neuro-oncology/Endoscopic/Skull Base Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2017
  • Neurosurgery Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2018

Research Activities

Dr. Eseonu is performing grant supported research evaluating quantitative analysis of white matter tractography during brain tumor surgery. He is developing quantitative metrics to correlate white matter tractography changes with clinical outcomes.

Media Appearances

Dr. Eseonu Discusses Neurosurgery at UPMC Pinnacle
Good Day PA!, ABC27, Harrisburg, Pa.
August 7, 2018.