Prof. Eylem OcalUSA
Department of Neurosurgery at University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences (UAMS) / Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital
Current Position
2011 to present Professor of Neurosurgery / Pediatric Neurosurgeon at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital
Academic Experiences
2003 - 2010 Resident in Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine /Yale- New Haven Hospital
2010 - 2011Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow in British Columbia Children's Hospital
2011 - present Pediatric Neurosurgeon at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital
Professional Experiences
04/2011 - present Pediatric Neurosurgeon at UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital
Specialty & Expertise
Pediatric Neurosurgery
spina bifida, craniosynostosis, non-accidental trauma / abusive head trauma, global Pediatric Neurosurgery, advocacy
About Me
EO short bio
EYLEM ÖCAL, MD, FAANS, FAAP, FACS, is a pediatric neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Arkansas - USA.

She graduated from Marmara University School of Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey in 1999 with honors. She completed her neurosurgery residency in 2010 at Yale University School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Medical Center and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship in 2011 at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

After completion of her training, she joined the Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS and the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in October 2011. She is currently taking care of patients with a variety of pediatric neurosurgical problems. Her main interests are surgical management of spina bifida and craniosynostosis. She is an advocate for global child health, equity in health care and neurosurgical education. She is involved in various clinical research projects, quality improvement initiatives and advocacy in pediatric neurosurgery.

She is a member of several international, national, and local medical organizations. She is an active member of the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery, American College of Surgeons, and American Academy of Pediatrics. She is senior consultant for the International Relations Committee at the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery as well as a executive board member of ISPN.