Ekokobe Fonkem, DO

Scott & White Healthcare

Neurosurgery, Neurology

Patient Care Emphasis
Glioblastoma, Meningiomas, Oligodendroglioma, Ependymoma, Neurofibromas, CNS Lymphoma, Headaches, Metastatic Brain and Spine Cancer

Scott & White Appointment
July 2, 2012

  • Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH, DO, 2007
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, BS, 2002

  • Specialty Training
  • Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, Harvard University Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2011-2012
  • Neurology Residency, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2008-2011
  • Internship, Ohio State University Medical, Columbus, OH, 2007-2008

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Publications and Research
  • Ekokobe Fonkem et al Co-author “Osteopathic Medicine Recall” Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2007, 200 pages
  • Mary E. Bates, Lin Ying Liu, Stephane Esnault, Barbara A. Stout, Ekokobe Fonkem, et al “Expression of interleukin-5- and granulocyte macrophage-colony-stimulating factor-responsive genes in blood and airway eosinophils” American Journal Respiratory and Molecular Cell Biology, Vol. 30, pp. 736-743, 2004
  • B. Stout, E. Fonkem, M. Bates, S. Esnault, W. Busse, P. Bertics “Interleukin-5 induces Pim-1 and cyclin D3 expression in human eosinophils” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2002 Volume 109, Issue 1, Pages S322-S322
  • M. Bates, E. Fonkem, B. Stout, S. Esnault, P. Bertics “Interleukin-5 (IL-5) induces expression of lymphotoxin-(LT-) beta in human eosinophils” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2002 Volume 109, Issue 1, Pages S228-S228
  • Ekokobe Fonkem, Elaine Binkley, John Kissel and Victoria Lawson “Ethambutol Toxicity Exacerbating the Phenotype of CMT2A2” American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, April 2010.
  • Ekokobe Fonkem et al “Neuropathy after Lung Transplantation: Insights into the Effects of Dysglycemia” Society of Clinical Neurology, Portland, Maine, 2009
  • Ekokobe Fonkem et al “Hormonal Regulation of Pre-optic regulating factor (Porf 2) in Rat FRTL-5 Thyroid Cells” Annual Society of Neuroscience, Washington, DC, 2006
  • Fonkem E, Lun M, Wong ET "Rare phenomenon of extracranial metastasis of glioblastoma"J Clin Oncol. 2011 Dec 1;29(34):4594-5
  • Fonkem E, Wong ET "NovoTTF-100A: a new treatment modality for recurrent glioblastoma" Expert Rev Neurother. 2012 Jun 19
  • Ekokobe Fonkem DO, David Ribson, Edwin Lok et al " Natural History of Intravascular Lymphoma" American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, April 2012.

  • Awards and Honors
  • Outstanding Alumni of the year University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha WI, 2012
  • NIH-NMA Scholar of the year, 2011
  • Resident Research of the Year Award, Dept of Neurology, Ohio State University, 2010
  • Ronald McNair Scholar, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison WI, 2000-2002
  • American Chemical Society Scholar, 1999-2002, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Douglas Salmon Scholar University of Wisconsin, 1999-2002

  • Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association

  • Languages Spoken
    English, French


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