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UNC Neurosurgery provides advanced adult neurosurgery services in Chapel Hill and at a growing number of regional neurosurgery clinic locations that include Hillsborough, Pinehurst and South Boston, Virginia. We offer pediatric neurosurgery clinics in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Sanford and Wilmington.


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Neurosurgery Department News

  • Spine Surgeon Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya Joins UNC Neurosurgery’s Faculty

    UNC Neurosurgery’s Spine Program accelerates with the addition of Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya, who joined UNC Neurosurgery this month as Associate Professor, Neurosurgery. Dr. Upadhyaya’s qualifications and prior accomplishments as the director of a successful major academic multi-specialty spine program significantly enhance and elevate the leadership quotient of the Spine Division of the Department of Neurosurgery … Continued

  • Dr. Vibhor Krishna Receives Grant to Fund Essential Tremor Treatment Research

    Functional neurosurgeon and scientist, Dr. Vibhor Krishna, was awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund his focused ultrasound ablation research for essential tremor patients. Over 10 million Americans live with essential tremor, a common neurological disorder and a leading cause of functional and psychological disabilities. While some patients gain tremor control … Continued

  • Disappearing Ablation Part 3 – A Series by Dr. Vibhor Krishna

    This article is part of a series. Read the first article of the series here. Our quest to solve the mysterious case of “disappearing ablation”after focused ultrasound surgery led us to consult and collaborate with Dr. Mojgan Hodaie. Dr. Hodaie, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, has pioneered the use of diffusion MRI … Continued

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