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Professor of Neurology
Director, UNC Neurology Palliative Care Program

Clinical Interests

Pain management, bioethics, palliative care

Clinical Research Interests

Chronic non-cancer pain management, ethical issues in end-of-life care

Committee member, American Academy of Neurology Ethics, Law & Humanities committee (appointed by former AAN President for 2002-2004, reappointed by current AAN President for 2005-2007)

Medical student and neurology resident training in ethics, pain management and palliative care

Curriculum development with American Academy of Neurology to ensure neurology resident core competencies in ethics, pain management, and palliative care


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology


BA, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Residency, Internal Medicine, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency, Neurology, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Fellowship, Electroencephalograpy, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Monitoring
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Fellowship, Pain Management program, Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology
UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Bioethics, Department of Social Medicine
UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Bioethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Georgetown University, Washington DC

End-of-Life Project
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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