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Dr. Deb A. Bhowmick is a neurosurgeon specializing in complex spinal surgery. He was recently appointed as an Assistant Professor and Section Co-Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic under the direction of Dr. Edward Benzel and Dr. Gordon Bell. His academic interests include treatment of spinal tumors, spinal trauma, rheumatologic diseases of the spine, complex spinal deformities, and minimally invasive treatment of spinal degenerative conditions including herniated disks, spinal spondylolisthesis and stenosis.
Dr. Bhowmick completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania where he gained significant experience in spinal tumor and trauma treatment. During his training, he was awarded the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Spinal Research Fellowship for his work researching the role of growth factors in spinal fusion. He later completed a complex spinal surgery fellowship in which he specifically trained in surgically treating craniocervical pathology and complex deformities. He continues to be a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and AO Spine North America. Dr. Bhowmick is actively interested in clinical research protocols that apply new surgical techniques and technology in spine surgery.
Assistant Professor; Section Co-Chief Spinal Neurosurgery
Spinal tumors, spine trauma, rheumatologic diseases of the spine, cervical spine instability, spinal deformities, spinal radiosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, general neurosurgery
Fellowship - Spinal Neurosurgery; Cleveland Clinic, 2011-2012
Residency - Neurological Surgery; University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2011
Internship - General Surgery; University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2005
Clinical Research Fellowship - National Institutes of Health (NINDS), 2002-2003
M.D. - Medicine; Baylor College of Medicine, 1999-2004
B.A. - Biochemistry; Rice University, 1995-1999
Neurological Surgery - Board Eligible