Wesley Hsu, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

171 Ratings

Wesley Hsu, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurosurgery, Degenerative Spine Conditions, Geriatric Spine Conditions, Complex Spine Instrumentation, Spine Cancer, Spine Surgery, Scoliosis (Adult)

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4081

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Education & Training

  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2004
  • B.S., University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, 2013
  • Fellowship, Spine, Johns Hopkins University Schoo, 2010
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Affil Hosps, 2011


  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge

NPI Number

  • 1407908528
Wesley Hsu, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

171 Ratings

Wesley Hsu, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Research Interests

biotechnology, cancer/oncogenesis, cell growth, differentiation,d, genetics/genome, molecular biology/molecular me, surgery/trauma/burns/trauma

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6437 | Department: 336-716-4081

Recent Publications

Goodwin CR, Boone CE, Pendleton J, Elder BD, Wei Z, Hsu W, Sciubba DM, Witham TF. Pneumocephalus leading to the diagnosis of cerebrospinal fluid leak and esophageal perforation after cervical spine surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2016;26():141-142.

Somasundaram A, Wicks RT, Lata AL, Qasem SA, Hsu W. En bloc spondylectomy for primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the thoracic spine with aortic involvement: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015;22(4):399-405.

Hu YP, Hsu W. FGFR1/MAPK pathway regulates transcription factor brachyury-driven epithelial-mesenchymal transition in lung cancer [abstract]. Cancer Res. 2015;75(15 Suppl):2079.

White NA, Moreno DP, Brown PJ, Gayzik FS, Hsu W, Powers AK, Stitzel JD. Effects of cervical arthrodesis and arthroplasty on neck response during a simulated frontal automobile collision. Spine J. 2014;14(9):2195-2207.

Hu Y, Mintz A, Shah SR, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Hsu W. The FGFR/MEK/ERK/brachyury pathway is critical for chordoma cell growth and survival. Carcinogenesis. 2014;35(7):1491-1499.

Clarke MJ, Zadnik PL, Groves ML, Dasenbrock HH, Sciubba DM, Hsu W, Witham TF, Bydon A, Gokaslan ZL, Wolinsky JP. En bloc hemisacrectomy and internal hemipelvectomy via the posterior approach. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014;21(3):458-467.

Rodriguez A, Neal MT, Liu A, Somasundaram A, Hsu W, Branch CL Jr. Novel placement of cortical bone trajectory screws in previously instrumented pedicles for adjacent-segment lumbar disease using CT image-guided navigation. Neurosurg Focus. 2014;36(3):E9.

Neal MT, Hsu W, Urban JE, Angelo NM, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr. The subdural evacuation port system: outcomes from a single institution experience and predictors of success. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013;115(6):658-664.

Hsu W, Jallo GI. Pediatric spinal tumors In: Vinken PJ, Bruyn GW, eds. Handbook of clinical neurology. New York: Elsevier;2013: 959-965.

Amin AG, Ng J, Hsu W, Pradilla G, Raza S, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Lim M. Postoperative anticoagulation in patients with mechanical heart valves following surgical treatment of subdural hematomas. Neurocrit Care. 2013;19(1):90-94.

Somasundaram A, Lesser GJ, Mott RT, Hsu W. Malignant transformation of an intramedullary epidermoid cyst in the thoracic region of the spinal cord: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013;19(5):591-594.

Puvanesarajah V, Lina IA, Liauw JA, Hsu W, Burger PC, Witham TF. Desmoid tumor formation following posterior spinal instrumentation placement. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2013;4(2):137-142.

Hsu W, Siu I-M, Pradilla G, Gokaslan ZL, Jallo GI, Gallia GL. Animal model of intramedullary spinal cord glioma using human glioblastoma multiforme neurospheres. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012;16(3):315-319.

Neal MT, Wilson JL, Hsu W, Powers AK. Concussions: what a neurosurgeon should know about current scientific evidence and management strategies. Surg Neurol Int. 2012;3():16.

Hsu W, Mohyeldin A, Shah SR, Gokaslan ZL, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Role of cancer stem cells in spine tumors: review of current literature. Neurosurgery. 2012;71(1):117-125.

Hsu W, Kretzer RM, Dorsi MJ, Gokaslan ZL. Strategies to avoid wrong-site surgery during spinal procedures. Neurosurg Focus. 2011;31(4):E5.

All Publications

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Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurosurgery, Degenerative Spine Conditions, Geriatric Spine Conditions, Complex Spine Instrumentation, Spine Cancer, Spine Surgery, Scoliosis (Adult)
Wesley Hsu, M.D.

Wesley Hsu, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Wesley Hsu, M.D.171 Ratings


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Dr. Hsu and Tabitha are awesome!


Care provider acted as though he was not attentive to my problem/medical condition. IT SEEMED TO ME THAT HE WAS WANTING TO LEAVE AND GET OUT OF THERE. I realize it was getting toward the end of the day since my appointment lasted until about 4:30 P.M. but I felt I should of had his full attention know matter what time of the day it was.


Dr Hsu is very personal and an excellent surgeon and physician. I highly reccommend him


*Dr. Hsu seems thoughtful attentive @ human.


Excellent service from all.


Dr. Hsu was very caring and tried very hard to give the best possible care.


If my situation worsens and I were to need surgery this is where I'd want to come -


Overall, good.


Provider had already made his diagnosis before he saw me. He did my husband's surgery in June 2015.


*TABATHA Hollins is EXCELLENT. *Dr. Hsu us an outstanding surgeon.


Excellent. I give them 5 stars!


I felt he was rushing.


Great! Just last visit post-op, he seemed to be in a hurry, but overall excellent!


There is a chance I could possibly need this type of surgery again for my lower back; if that should happen, I will most definitely try to see this doctor & would prefer that he do the surgery.


Doctor and NP were very courteous, on time & informative.


I have every confidence in *Dr. Hsu and his staff.

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