Wale Sulaiman, MD, FRCS(C), PhD

Wale Sulaiman
Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70121  1-866-OCHSNER
Ochsner Baptist 2700 Napoleon Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115  504-899-9311

Specialties Offered

Dr. Wale Sulaiman completed a combined MD/MSc degree at Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria in Europe. His interests in Nerve and Spinal cord injury and regeneration research led him to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada where he also completed a PhD in Neurosciences. He completed his Neurosurgery residency at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is board-certified in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and completed two world-renowned clinical fellowships in both complex nerve reconstruction (Louisiana State University) and complex spine surgery (Medical College of Wisconsin). In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Sulaiman has extensive research experience in both nerve and spinal cord injury and regeneration, and has authored several peer reviewed publications and book chapters in these areas. He runs a nerve/spinal cord regeneration translational research laboratory at Ochsner.


Titles Held

Chairman for the Neurosurgery department & Back and Spine Center

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive methods for treatment of spinal disorders; Degenerative disease of the spine; Spine fracture and spinal cord injury; Spine and Spinal cord tumors; Chiari malformations; Nerve Sheath tumors and entrapment neuropathies; Nerve Specialties

Languages Spoken


Certifications Held

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • Medical School: Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Internship: University of Manitoba Hospitals, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Residency: University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Fellowship: LSU Hospitals, New Orleans, Louisiana and Medical College of Wisconsin, Froodtert Hospital