Dr. Olawale Sulaiman, MD

Dr. Olawale Sulaiman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

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Dr. Olawale Sulaiman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

2820 Napoleon Ave Ste 400

New Orleans, LA 70115
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Sulaiman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sulaiman "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. Currently, Dr. Sulaiman is a member of The Spine Center, Ochsners new comprehensive approach to patients with spine disorders."


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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Sulaiman does not have any board certifications listed.

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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16  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Medical University, Bulgaria
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Manitoba Hospitals, Canada
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Manitoba, Canada
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Lsu Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • FRCS (C)
    Other Education | Completed
  • GCE 'O' Level (Grade 'I' Distinction - 8 papers
    Other Education | Completed 1988
  • PhD, Neurosciences
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • College Prizes for Academic Excellence in the Sciences,
  • Summer Studentship/Travel Award to Outstanding Medical Student, Dept. of Physiology, Leiden University,
  • University Prizes for Academic Excellence; Graduated top 5% of Medical School,
  • Summer Studentship/Travel Award for Neuroscience Research, Amsterdam Medical Center,
  • Faculty of Medicine 75th Anniversary Research Recognition Award/Scholarship, University of Alberta,
  • Nominee for Outstanding Young Investigator Award; International Campaign for Cure of Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis (ICCP),
  • Nominee, Governor General Gold Medal Award for most meaningful and outstanding PhD research, 2001 Fall Convocation, University of Alberta,
  • Winner/Principal Investigator, Plastic Surgery Research Foundation, Expression of Regeneration-Associated Genes after Nerve Injury,
  • Nigerian National Scholarship for Academic Excellence,
  • Mary Imri Travel Award for Outstanding Research,
  • Research Excellence Award/Fellowship; Rick Hansen Institute/Alberta Paraplegic Foundation,
  • Research Excellence Award/Studentship; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research,
  • Nominee, Teaching Excellence Award, faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba,
  • Winner/Principal Investigator, Research grant by Byron Riesch Paralysis Foundation, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Outstanding Research Recognition/Incentive Award; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research,
  • Research Excellence Award/Fellowship; Canadian Institute for Health Research/Canadian Neurotrauma Research Program,
  • Winner/Principal Investigator, Research grant by the Medical Research Council of the Health Sciences Ctr, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
Media & Publications

Dr. Sulaiman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Ochsner Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Sulaiman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sulaiman to family and friends
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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  • 2
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Dr. Sulaiman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in 2013 I suffered from Sciatica so bad hat I was unable to walk or work. Dr Sulaiman was amazing! In one outpatient procedure I was totally healed and am 100% today!
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Caring and knowledgeable. Dr. Sulaiman took the time to listen to my concerns and observation, then conduct a thorough exam and make recommendations to me. He was informative and educational at all times, and extremely respectful and nice towards me and my family. At the same time, he was very...more
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