Antonio Omuro Becomes Head of Stanford’s Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

The former Chief of Neuro-Oncology at the Yale School of Medicine is a highly regarded physician/scientist specializing in the study of brain tumors and an advocate of those under-represented in medicine.

by Stanford Medicine Senior Science Writer Bruce Goldman, February 28, 2024

Antonio Omuro, MD

Antonio Omuro, MD, a hands-on clinician as well as an internationally renowned researcher who specializes in the study of brain tumors, has taken on the role of Chair of the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences. Before stepping into his new position on February 1, Omuro was Chief of Neuro-Oncology at the Yale School of Medicine and Founding Director of the Yale Brain Tumor Center. Omuro has published more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and has led dozens of clinical trials focusing on new treatments for brain tumors and neurological complications of cancer.  “Antonio Omuro has a long track record of visionary leadership,” said Lloyd Minor, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs at Stanford University. “While at Yale, he fostered a culture of academic excellence, attracted and retained world-class faculty and research staff, led teams of clinicians and basic scientists in collaborative grants and projects, and embedded clinical trials throughout its practice.”

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