Physician Profile

Hilary Onyiuke, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Director, Comprehensive Spine Center, UConn Musculoskeletal Institute

Dr. Hilary C. Onyiuke is an associate professor of surgery and the chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at UConn Health. He is director of the Comprehensive Spine Center at the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute. Dr. Onyiuke was previously the director of the Head Injury Program at Hartford Hospital. He has a special interest in complex surgery of the cervical and lumbar spine and skull based surgery.

Office Locations:

UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

1115 West Street
Southington, CT 06489

Board Certifications:
  • Neurological Surgery
Education and Training:
Medical SchoolCollege of Medicine, University of IbadanMedicine
FellowshipSunnybrook Health Science CenterHead Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury
InternshipPark Lane General Hospital
ResidencyDepartment of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of TorontoNeurosurgery
ResidencyCollege of Medicine, University College Hospital Surgery
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
E. Latunde Odeku First Prize in Neurosurgery University of Ibadan
Distinction in Human Anatomy University of Ibadan
Hospital Affiliation:
  • Hartford Hospital
  • John Dempsey Hospital
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Research Interests:

Clinical Research
Assessment of outcomes after discectomy or and fusion of the cervical or lumbar spine, and management of simple and severe head injuries.

Basic Science Research
Spinal cord injury and repair.

Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

A prospective, randomized trial of cognitive intervention for postoperative pain. Gavin, Michael; Litt, Mark; Khan, Ahmed; Onyiuke, Hilary; Kozol, Robert. (2006). The American surgeon, 5, (72), 414-8.

Comparison of percutaneous ventriculostomies and intraparenchymal monitor: a retrospective evaluation of 156 patients. Khan, S H; Kureshi, I U; Mulgrew, T; Ho, S Y; Onyiuke, H C. (1998). Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement, (71), 50-2.

Hemorrhagic Necrotic Schwanoma Presenting as Purulent Meningitis. Case Report And Review Of Literature. Onyiuke HC, MacLean A, Schwartz M, Louie M, Ang LC. (1998). Canadian Journal of Neurological Science, (25), 164-167.

Nitric oxide (NO) metabolism in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with severe head injury. Inflammation as a possible cause of elevated no metabolites. Uzan, M; Tanriover, N; Bozkus, H; Gumustas, K; Guzel, O; Kuday, C. (1998). Surgical neurology, 6, (56), 350-6.

Idiopathic granulomatous angiitis of the CNS manifesting as diffuse white matter disease. Finelli, P F; Onyiuke, H C; Uphoff, D F. (1997). Neurology, 6, (49), 1696-9.