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Kingsley O. Abode-Iyamah, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon


  1. Jacksonville, Florida




Kingsley Abode-Iyamah, M.D., is a neurosurgeon who is passionate about specializing in complex spinal deformity and is in practice at Mayo Clinic. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. His current responsibilities include Director of Spine and Spinal Deformity; Residency Advising Director, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine; and Medical Director of Instrument Processing, Department of Neurosurgery.

His research interest includes innovation in spine, cervical myelopathy, spinal cord injury, spinal cord tumors, finite element modeling and biomechanics of the spine. He is engaged and planning numerous clinical projects including retrospective studies and prospective studies. He has published over 84 peer reviewed research articles. His accolades include Inventor of the Year Award from University of Iowa, Excellence in Leadership Award, Deans Scholar at the University of Iowa and numerous awards while in the military.

Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Abode-Iyamah was a Staff Neurosurgeon at Orlando Health. He has published numerous book chapter and research articles in several leading Neurosurgery medical journals including Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery and the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. In addition, he has been a peer reviewer for Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery and PLOS ONE. He currently holds two U.S. Patents.

Dr. Abode-Iyamah graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern Illinois University where he completed his Bachelors of Science in just over two years. He then went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City and completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. After completing his residency Dr. Abode-Iyamah went on to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago to where he finished his complex spine fellowship.

Kingsley Abode-Iyamah, M.D., clinical focus includes:

  • Spinal deformity
  • Scoliosis
  • Flatback syndrome
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal degeneration
  • ALIF
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  1. Cervical disk replacement
  2. Cervical diskectomy
  3. Cervical laminectomy
  4. Cervical pseudoarthrosis procedure
  5. Cervical scoliosis surgery
  6. Cervical spine fusion
  7. Cervical spine surgery
  8. Lumbar diskectomy
  9. Lumbar fusion
  10. Lumbar laminectomy
  11. Lumbar pseudoarthrosis procedure
  12. Lumbar scoliosis surgery
  13. Spine tumor surgery
  14. Thoracic diskectomy
  15. Thoracic fusion
  16. Thoracic laminectomy
  17. Thoracic pseudoarthrosis procedure
  18. Thoracic scoliosis surgery
  1. 2018
    Fellowship - Spine DeformityNorthwestern Memorial Hospital
  2. 2017
    FellowUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  3. 2017
    Residency - NeurosurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  4. 2011
    MDCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  5. 2007
    BSNortheastern Illinois University


  1. 2019
    NeurosurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Inventor of the Year AwardUniversity of Iowa
  2. 2010
    Excellence in Leadership AwardCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  3. 2007
    Dean's ScholarCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  4. 2007
    Summa Cum LaudeNortheastern Illinois University
  5. 2004
    Korean Defense Service MedalUnited States Armed Forces
  6. 2004
    Sea Service Deployment RibbonUnited States Navy
  7. 2003
    Sea Service Deployment RibbonUnited States Navy
  8. 2003
    Presidential Unit CitationUnited States Navy
  9. 2003
    Global War on Terrorism Service MedalUnited States Armed Forces
  10. 2003
    Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary MedalUnited States Armed Forces
  11. 2003
    Iraq Campaign MedalUnited States Armed Forces
  12. 2001
    National Defense MedalUnited States Armed Forces

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Commiittee MemberMayo Clinic Committees
  2. 2021 - present
    Commiittee MemberRadiation Safety Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  3. 2020 - present
    Interview Committee - MemberMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  4. 2020 - present
    Active MemberMedical Device Sterilization and Disinfection Oversight Group
  5. 2016 - 2019
    MemberInfectious Disease Control Subcommittee, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  6. 2015 - 2019
    MemberIowa Donor Network Medical Advisory Council, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  7. 2015 - 2016
    Medical Studen Research AdvisorUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  8. 2014 - 2019
    MemberHealthcare Information Management Subcommittee, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  9. 2011 - present
    Resident MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  10. 2011 - present
    Resident MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  11. 2007 - present
    Student MemberIowa Medical Society