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President, UNC Physicians Chief Quality and Value Officer

Dr. Matthew Ewend is the Chief Clinical Officer for UNC Health Care 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 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.