Department News

US News and World Report Rating

The UNC Hospitals Neurosurgery and Neurology specialties were recently rated by US News and World Report as high performing, earning scores that fell within the top 10% of analyzed centers.

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Linda Hewitt

Linda Hewitt

Linda Hewitt for years thought she had a simple ear issue until CT and MRI scans made it clear that, without skull-base surgery, she risked a painful and life-threatening disease.

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Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Presentation

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Presentation

Dr. Julie Sharpless, Associate Professor and Director of UNC Multidisciplinary Pituitary Adenoma program, co-presented with Drs. Andrew Greganti and Frances Collichio at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on June 9th about the recently recognized and frequently fatal pituitary complications of immunotherapy for melanoma.

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Congratulations and Farewell to our Chief Residents

Congratulations and Farewell to our Chief Residents

Drs. Jason Blatt and Carolyn Quinsey have completed the neurosurgery residency program and will soon transition to the next step in their bright futures.

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Good News - May 18, 2016

Good News - May 18, 2016

What's new in the Department of Neurosurgery

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Neurosurgery Clinic to open in Hillsborough

Neurosurgery Clinic to open in Hillsborough

UNC Hospitals Neurosurgery is pleased to announce the opening of a new clinic in Hillsborough, NC in early June.

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Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk

Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk

The Head for the Cure Walk/Run raises money and awareness about the need for research on brain tumors.

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Megan Phillips

Megan Phillips

Megan Phillips shares her life-changing story of treatment and recovery from acute promyelocytic leukemia and a hemorrhagic stroke.

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Dr. Simon Khagi to join UNC's Brain Tumor program

Dr. Simon Khagi to join UNC's Brain Tumor program

Dr. Khagi will join the Division of Oncology as an assistant professor in late August with a joint appointment in Neurosurgery.

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Lee McLean

Lee McLean

Lee McLean suffered from back and leg pain for over 20 years before a spinal fusion surgery helped her regain an active life.

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Neurosurgery chief resident travels to UNC Project-Malawi

Neurosurgery chief resident travels to UNC Project-Malawi

UNC Neurosurgery chief resident Dr. Carolyn Quinsey visited UNC Project-Malawi in March to determine neurosurgical needs in Malawi.

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2016 Neurosurgery residents announced

2016 Neurosurgery residents announced

The UNC Neurosurgery Residency program welcomes Randaline (Randi) Barnett and Martin Piazza.

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UNC and Duke University Neurosurgery Departments to offer joint international fellowship

UNC and Duke University Neurosurgery Departments to offer joint international fellowship

An innovative collaboration between UNC and Duke has resulted in the creation of the Elizabeth Bullitt / Allan H. Friedman International Fellowship in Neurosurgery. The fellowship was announced on February 9th, 2016 at the Robert H. Wilkins Lectureship in Academic Neurosurgery held at the Carolina Inn.

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Dr. Nelson M. Oyesiku speaks at the Robert H. Wilkins, MD Lectureship in Academic Neurosurgery

Dr. Nelson M. Oyesiku speaks at the Robert H. Wilkins, MD Lectureship in Academic Neurosurgery

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS was the guest speaker at the second annual Robert H. Wilkins, MD Lectureship in Academic Neurosurgery sponsored jointly by the UNC and Duke Neurosurgery Departments on February 9th at the Carolina Inn. Fifty-five guests dined and later enjoyed Dr. Oyesiku's talk on "The Life and Times of the Editor-in-Chief."

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Dr. Peter A. Rasmussen presents at the Noah K. Duncan Visiting Professor Lectureship

Dr. Peter A. Rasmussen presents at the Noah K. Duncan Visiting Professor Lectureship

Peter A. Rasmussen, MD presented a talk on “Mobile Stroke Treatment Units: New System of Stroke Care” to over 40 attendees on January 27th, 2016, in the Bioinfomatics Building. Dr. Rasmussen is the Director of the Cerebrovascular Center at Cleveland Clinic, and Associate Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. This special Grand Rounds presentation was made possible by the Noah K. Duncan Annual Lectureship fund.

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