Dr. Matthew Ewend is the President of UNC Physicians and has responsibility for the overall physician enterprise of UNC Health Care System, a statewide network of 12 hospitals and more than 2,400 employed physicians across more than 600 practices. He also serves as UNC Health Care’s Chief Quality and Value Officer and is charged with planning and leading UNC’s quality improvement and population health initiatives.
In addition, Dr. Ewend is Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the UNC School of Medicine. He joined the faculty in 1997 after completing medical school, neurosurgery residency, and a brain tumor fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Ewend’s clinical interests center on endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors, especially pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, and metastases. His research interest centers on developing neuro-stem cell based therapies for treatment of brain tumors.