Department News

Brain Surgery Doesn't Deter High School Pitcher

March 29, 2011 -- Craig Mitchell was told his baseball season was canceled when he underwent a 19-hour surgery for an acoustic neuroma last December.

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2011 Match

March 17, 2011 -- Drs. Jeffrey Aucoin and Adelu Olasunkanmi were named today as UNC Neurosurgery's incoming interns. Congratulations!

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Open House: UNC Imaging and Spine Center

February 11, 2011 -- The new UNC Imaging and Spine Center has relocated to its new facility on Hwy 54 in Chapel Hill.

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Ewend Named "Top Doctor"

Ewend Named "Top Doctor"

February 8, 2011 -- Dr. Matthew Ewend was named one of "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

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Neurosurgery Patient Buoyed by UNC Baseball Team

Neurosurgery Patient Buoyed by UNC Baseball Team

January 26, 2011 -- The "Wilmington Star News" featured a story about 10-year-old Zion Kinlaw, who underwent brain surgery last October. The young man received excellent care from the Neurosurgery team (including surgeons Victor Perry, MD, and Jennifer Orning, MD) as well as a large group of unanticipated supporters in the form of the UNC baseball team.

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Cush Authors Book Chapter

January 30, 2011 -- Sharon Cush, RN, penned a chapter on surgical interventions for brain tumors in the recently published "Site-Specific Cancer Series: Central Nervous System Cancers."

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Novel Approach to Treating Aneurysm

Novel Approach to Treating Aneurysm

January 23, 2011 -- Drs. Anand Germanwala and Adam Zanation will be featured in the March issue of "Neurosurgery" for their pioneering approach, two years ago, to clip an aneurysm.

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The Best Doctors in America 2011-2012

The Best Doctors in America 2011-2012

December 2, 2010 -- Dr. Matthew G. Ewend has been identified as being among the best physicians in the nation, as compiled by the Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc.

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Ewend Joins YOUR HEALTH Radio

Ewend Joins YOUR HEALTH Radio

August 19, 2010 -- This weekend, Matt Ewend, MD, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, will join YOUR HEALTH Radio to talk about the treatment of brain cancer. This is the second in a four part series on cancer care.

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Miracle baby...the rest of the story

Miracle baby...the rest of the story

August 19, 2010 -- You've heard the story about Jessiah Jackson and how Dr. Anand Germanwala helped save his life. Now hear the story behind the story...the many who helped to save young Jessiah Jackson's life.

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Neuro-Oncologist Joins Faculty

Neuro-Oncologist Joins Faculty

August 2, 2010 -- The Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology are pleased to welcome Jing Wu, MD, a recent graduate of the Neuro-oncology fellowship program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

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Germanwala Featured on ABC's Good Morning America

Germanwala Featured on ABC's Good Morning America

July 27, 2010 -- Today, 17-month-old Jessiah Jackson is a miraculous bundle of energy. On July 17, the toddler fell from his family's porch onto a power washer, and a metal L-shaped rod punctured the back of his skull and became lodged two inches into his brain.

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DEPARTMENT of Neurosurgery

July 1, 2010 -- Message from Dr. Matthew Ewend: Take note of the date, July 1st, 2010 - the first day for the new Department of Neurosurgery, with numerous people to thank for their help in making this possible.

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Murphy Named Business Manager

Murphy Named Business Manager

July 1, 2010 -- Mr. James Murphy was named Associate Chair for Administration within the Department of Neurosurgery. This is a position frequently referred to as the CADA or Business Manager.

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Bullitt and Sasaki-Adams Honored with Resident Achievement Award

June 19, 2010 -- June marked the inaugural presentation of the Elizabeth Bullitt Neurosurgery Resident Career Achievement Award. Named to recognize Dr. Bullitt’s outstanding contributions to Neurosurgery, it was presented to departing chief resident, Dr. Deanna Sasaki-Adams.

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Division to Department: Enhancing Neurosurgical Care

April 21, 2010 -- Neurosurgery will no longer be a division under the Department of Surgery. Effective July 1, 2010, UNC will have the new Department of Neurosurgery Chaired by Dr. Matthew Ewend, the current neurosurgery Chief of Division.

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Conway Presented Nursing Recognition Award

April 14, 2010 – UNC Healthcare Ambulatory Care annually presents two nursing awards. The recipients not only excel in nursing practice, but also demonstrate special qualities of caring and compassion. The Award, which includes an educational stipend, may be used by the nurses over a three-year period to further enhance their knowledge and abilities in the health care setting.

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UNC Spine Center Designated Center of Distinction by BCBSNC

March 25, 2010 -- In an effort to help patients choose the best hospital when facing surgery, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) recognized select North Carolina hospitals for excellence in spinal surgery, knee replacement, and hip replacement.

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Neurosurgery Residency Program to Expand and Restructure

January 26, 2010 -- The Neurosurgery Residency Review Committee (RRC) approved the expansion of UNC Neurosurgery Resident Complements to two residents per year. The change is effective starting this year; therefore, Neurosurgery will accept two residents from the 2010 resident applicants. In addition, the division will also shorten its residency program from 7 years to 6 years with a total of 12 residents.

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Department of Neurosurgery Endorsed by SOM Faculty

January 8, 2010 -- Please read the following letter from Drs. William Roper and Etta Pisano:

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Ewend Promoted to Full Professor

September 1, 2009 -- Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Ewend, Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery, whose promotion to Full Professor is effective September 1, 2009.

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Germanwala Presents First Aneurysm Patient Treated Through Nose

June 25, 2009 -- The UNC Health Care YouTube site features a novel aneurysm approach by Dr. Anand Germanwala, on faculty in the Divison of Neurosurgery.

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Multi-Disciplinary Care: VIDEO: It takes two (or more...)

What do a brain surgeon and a head and neck surgeon have in common? Well, if you ask Drs. Anand Germanwala and Adam Zanation, a lot. In fact, they have the multidisciplinary approach down to a science.

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Ewend Honored by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

July 6, 2009 -- Matthew G. Ewend, M.D., director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center program in neuro-oncology, received the Alumni Achievement Award from the ewendcyber2Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery.

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