Dr. Ewend’s clinical interests lie in the fields of brain tumors, including brain metastases, trigeminal neuralgia, radiosurgery, Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus and pediatric neurosurgery.
When asked about his goals for your first visit, Dr. Ewend says, “My first goal is to build a strong relationship with my new patient and his/her family. In addition to a thoughtful review of their case, patients can expect an understandable explanation of their condition, discussion of all the treatment options, and my opinion as to which option(s) might be best. At UNC, we work in teams to bring you the best care. If needed, I will help you to assemble this team. I pride myself on making the issues of neurosurgery easy to understand for my patients. After all, it isn’t really rocket science. I look forward to meeting you.”
Van L. Weatherspoon, Jr. Eminent Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Brain tumors, pituitary tumors, endoscopic surgery, metastatic tumors, CyberKnife, and skull base surgery.
Fellowship - Neuro-Oncology; The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1994-1996
Residency - Neurosurgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1991-1997
Internship - Surgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1990-1991
M.D. - Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1990
B.A. - Mathematics, Health Sciences; Kalamazoo College, 1986
Neurological Surgery - Board Certified, 2001 (Recertified 2011)