• Adekunle Michael Adesina, MD

    Adesina Adekunle

    Department or Service

    Department of Pathology, Pathology



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    6621 Fannin St.
    Suite AB1195
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-824-5859

    Director of Neuropathology & Molecular Neuropathology Laboratory - Texas Children's Hospital
    Director of Global Pathology, Texas Children’s Hospital
    Professor, Pathology & Immunology and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    University of Ibadan, Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, 1980


    University of Ibadan, Senior House Officer, 1981


    University of Ibadan, Anatomic Pathology, 1986
    University of Vermont, Pathology, 1990
    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Pathology, 1994


    Albert-Ludwigs University, , 1991
    Montreal General Hospital-Canada, Research Fellowship, 1992

    From Dr. Adesina

    Dr. Adesina’s primary interest is in the clinical and molecular genetics of pediatric brain tumors with special interest in medulloblastoma.  He is involved in ongoing collaborative studies with the pediatric brain tumor group of the Hematology/Oncology division.  He is also a collaborator with others on the genomic profiling of embryonal pediatric  tumors and the role of FoxG1 in determining susceptibility to these embryonal tumors.

    Professional Organizations

    • Anatomic Pathology and Molecular Pathology, College of American Pathologists
    • Association for Molecular Pathology
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • American Association of Neuropathologists
    • College of American Pathologists and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
      Associate Editor

    Selected Publications

    Li JY, Langford LA, Adesina A, Bodhireddy SR, Wang M, Fuller GN. The high mitotic count detected by phospho-histone H3 immunostain does not alter the benign behavior of angiocentric glioma. Brain Tumor Pathology 2012 Jan;29(1):68-72.

    Adeleye AO, Okolo CA, Akang EE, Adesina AM. Cerebral pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma associated with NF1: an updated review with a rare atypical case from Africa. Neurosurgery Review 2011 Oct 22.

    Fruhman G, Landsverk ML, Lotze TE, Hunter JV, Wangler MF, Adesina AM, Wong LJ, Scaglia F. Atypical presentation of Leigh syndrome associated with a Leber hereditary optic neuropathy primary mitochondrial DNA mutation. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 2011 Jun;103(2):153-60.

    Adesina AM, Lopez-Terrada D, Wong KK, Gunaratne P, Nguyen Y, Pulliam J, Margolin J and Finegold MJ. Gene expression profiling reveals signatures characterizing histological subtypes of hepatoblastoma and global deregulation in cell growth and survival pathways. Human Pathology 2009; 40(6):843-853.

    Adesina AM, Nguyen Y, Mehta V, Takei H, Stangeby P, Crabtree S, Chintagumpala M, Gumerlock MK. FoxG1 dysregulation is a frequent event in medulloblastoma. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 2007 Nov;85(2):111-22.

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