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Wesley Hsu, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

144 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

144 Ratings

Wesley Hsu, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Spinal Neoplasms; Spinal Cord Neoplasms; Fetal Proteins; T-Box Domain Proteins; Chordoma
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Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

Amplified hearing device use in acute care settings for patients with hearing loss: a feasibility study. Kimball AR, Roscigno CI, Jenerette CM, Hughart KM, Jenkins WW, Hsu W.. Geriatr Nurs. 2018;39(3):279-284.

Cerebral abscess in a young adult with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Greeneway GP, West JL, Couture DE, Hsu W.. World Neurosurg. 2018;():.

Fungal contamination of methylprednisolone causing recurrent lumbosacral intradural abscess [research letter]. Renfrow JJ, Frenkel MB, Hsu W.. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017;23(3):552-553.

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

Effects of cervical arthroplasty on neck response during a simulated rotary-wing aircraft impact. White NA, Danelson KA, Gayzik FS, Hsu W, Powers A, Stitzel JD.. Int J Crashworthiness. 2016;21(4):323-337.

Regulation of brachyury by fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 in lung cancer. Hu Y, Feng X, Mintz A, Jeffrey Petty W, Hsu W.. Oncotarget. 2016;7(52):87124-35.

Liposome-protamine-DNA nanoparticle-mediated delivery of short hairpin RNA targeting brachyury inhibits chordoma cell growth. Hu YP, Singh R, Deng ZY, Mintz A, Hsu W.. J Biomed Nanotechnol. 2016;12(10):1952-1961.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
Orthopaedic Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Wesley Hsu, M.D.144 Ratings


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In my experience *Dr. Hsu is my top pick among surgeons. Likeable yet my #1 choice!




the entire apt with the doctor felt rushed we got no definitive answer. he seemed like he could care less about my problems and concerns. I have been to many doctors and never had a experience like this. you would not expect this from a hospital like wake. nurses and reception were awesome but provider was terrible. I'm still in pain so back to the VA


I wish that the care giver had given more specific instructions about weaning myself off the neck brace I had to wear.


*Dr. Hsu made a very good impression on me.


my experiment with Dr Hsu and his np Tabetha has always been good.


I have always had good and knowledgeable experiences with *Dr. Hsu.


This office and Dr. Hsu do a great job. friendly, on time, on top of my problem and explains things so I can understand better.


I like Dr Hsu and his staff.


I just felt rushed, but I also understand. I was added in at the last minute to be seen Urgently. New Dr. for me. Just very concerned about surgery

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