Board Certified: American Board of Neurological Surgery

An esteemed neurosurgeon providing advanced care for conditions affecting the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, Louis J. Nkrumah brings a well-rounded, thoughtful, and personalized approach to patient care. His expertise spans complex and minimally invasive spine surgery including spinal robotics and endoscopic spine surgery.

Having attained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees within four years at Yale University, Dr. Nkrumah earned his MD and PhD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received a Dean’s Award at Einstein; and the David Everett Chandler Award—among numerous honors—at Yale. He did two years of residency in otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital before moving to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA where he completed his neurological surgery residency. He then went on to complete his fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Yale University – New Haven, CT
BS/MS in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology,
Honors

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Bronx, NY
MD/PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions – Baltimore, MD
Residency: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
(switched to Emory Neurosurgery after 2 years)

Emory University School of Medicine – Atlanta, GA
Residency: Neurological Surgery

Virginia Mason Medical Center – Seattle, WA
Fellowship: Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Yale University – New Haven, CT
BS/MS in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology,
Honors

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Bronx, NY
MD/PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

Johns Hopkins Medical Instuons – Balmore, MD
Residency: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
(switched to Emory Neurosurgery aer 2 years)

Emory University School of Medicine – Atlanta, GA
Residency: Neurological Surgery

Virginia Mason Medical Center – Seattle, WA
Fellowship: Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

A board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Nkrumah is a member of both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is also a member of the Scoliosis Research Society.

While demonstrating excellence in neurosurgery, Dr. Nkrumah has also authored publications in microbiology, immunology, and genetics. In addition to English, Dr. Nkrumah speaks Twi, an Akan language of Ghana. He enjoys soccer, martial arts, and outdoor activities with family and friends.