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Dr. Matthew G. Ewend is Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UNC. 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 lie in the fields of brain tumors (including brain metastases), trigeminal neuralgia, radiosurgery, Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus and pediatric neurosurgery.

In addition to these roles, Dr. Ewend is the President of UNC Physicians and the Chief Quality and Value Officer for the  University of North Carolina Health Care System. He is also the Group Leader for NeuroOncology in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests are in novel imaging of the brain, treatment of brain metastases, and outcomes for endoscopic neurosurgery.