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Ian Dunn, MD

About Ian Dunn

Ian F. Dunn, M.D., FACS, FAANS, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He will also hold the Harry Wilkins, M.D. Chair in Neurosurgery.

Dunn comes to OU Health from Boston, where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School for eight years and director for the Center for Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

He completed his clinical fellowship in skull base neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Little Rock, after completing his postdoctoral fellowship in cancer genomics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Broad Institute, Boston. He completed his neurosurgery residency and served as chief resident at the Children’s Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and general surgery internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

Dunn is a member of numerous national professional societies and presents nationally and internationally on his central focus on complex brain tumors at the skull base, including those in the pituitary region. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal publications and 40 chapters of various scientific and/or medical publications in neurosurgery.

Affiliations OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center – Brain Tumor Clinic, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, OU Health Physicians – Neurosurgery Clinic, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
  • Fellowship
  • Skull base neurosurgery University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
    Little Rock, AR
  • Post-doctoral fellowship in cancer genomics Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Broad Institute
    Boston, MA
  • Residency
  • Neurosurgery Children's Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Internship
  • General Surgery internship Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Board Certification
  • Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Complex brain tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Meningioma Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Craniopharyngioma Chordoma
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Glioma
  • Metastatic tumors
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chiari malformation
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