Department of Neurosurgery


Rhode Island Top Doctors 2020

Adetokunbo Oyelese. Photograph by Alex Gagne.

Dr.’s Adetokunbo Oyelese, Curtis Doberstein, Deus Cielo, Petra Klinge, and Ziya Gokalsan were chosen among Rhode Island’s Top Doctors for 2020!
Rhode Island Top Doctors 2020 in Neurological Surgery
Dr. Oyelese was also featured in a lead article and interview:
“What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
Making people’s lives better! Everyone in this world touches lives in some form or another whether it is consciously or unconsciously and either for the good or for the bad. The most rewarding aspect of my job is looking back each day and seeing the lives of patients, of people that I have touched each day, and to be able to go to bed each night knowing that it was for the good.”
Read the full article here! 


Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice-Chair, Strategy and Business Development
Director, Norman Prince Spine Institute
Director, Spinal Surgery Division

Curtis E. Doberstein, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Executive Vice-Chair, Clinical Operations
Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull-base Surgery Division
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program

Deus J. Cielo, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice-Chair for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
Director, Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division
Co-Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program
Director, Miriam Hospital Neurosurgery Program

Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division
Director, Center for Surgical Treatment of the Developing Brain and Spine

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD

Julius Stoll, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital
Clinical Director, Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute
President, Neurosurgery Foundation