Learn About Dr. Arnold Etame

A Neurological Surgeon & Scientist


Dr. Arnold EtameDr. Arnold Etame is a Neurological Surgeon and Scientist in Neuro-Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Oncology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa Florida. His clinical practice focuses on the management of primary and metastatic tumors of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. He performs a substantial number of surgeries in eloquent and non-eloquent regions of the brain with image-guided stereotactic techniques entailing functional MRI and DTI tractography neuro-navigation. He directs an awake-brain tumor resection program for patients with tumors close to critical areas for speech and movement. In collaboration with Radiation Oncology, he co-directs the stereotactic radiosurgery program for brain and spine metastatic tumors. His research focuses on the enhanced delivery of targeted therapeutics across the blood-brain barrier for malignant and metastatic brain tumors using nanotechnology and focused ultrasound disruption of the blood-brain barrier. In his current role, Dr. Etame is also actively involved as Principal Investigator with clinical trial protocols for patients with malignant brain tumors including tumor vaccine trials.

From Dr. Etame: “I was always fascinated by the tremendous potential of the brain and how it uniquely determines who we are as humans and what we perceive. It is also noteworthy there was a knowledge gap in our understanding with respect to the full extent to which the brain functions normally or perhaps abnormally in disease conditions. Furthermore, aggressive brain cancers pose a significant challenge in terms of treatment. This combination of factors sparked my interest in becoming a neurosurgeon and a scientist focusing on treating brain cancers and restoring brain health.”

Would you like to learn more about Dr. Arnold Etame?  Please read the Brain Health Doctor interview.

If you would like to see details about Dr. Etame’s experiences and education, please check out his Resume/CV.

As a surgeon and a professor, Dr. Etame also conducts many research programs. You can read about his scientific finds alone and with partners on the Publications & Research page.

There are also many publications that have mentioned Dr. Etame.  Please read these on our Articles page.

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