The UNC Department of Neurosurgery is committed to the principles of leading, teaching and caring. Our multidisciplinary team offers treatment for many subspecialty disciplines, working closely with specialists from other departments such as neurology, oncology, otolaryngology, radiology and radiation oncology.
Our services include treatment for aneurysms and cerebrovascular disease, brain tumors, epilepsy, spine and head trauma, hydrocephalus and pituitary tumors. We offer skull base and spinal neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery and deep brain stimulation surgery. Our clinicians look first to nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures that meet patient care goals, and then consider more invasive or surgical options as indicated.
The Department provides advanced adult neurosurgery services in Chapel Hill and at a growing number of regional offices that include Hillsborough, Pinehurst and South Boston, Virginia. We offer pediatric clinics in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Pinehurst and Wilmington. Our clinical team includes eight Chapel Hill neurosurgeons, five regional neurosurgeons, one neuro-oncologist, one physiatrist, four nurse practitioners and four nurses. The neurosurgery facilities include a state-of-the-art spine and imaging center that offers a full range of treatment options and an on-site team. We also offer a 16-bed neuroscience ICU at UNC Hospitals.
The Department is committed to participation in team science. We are proud to partner with leading researchers throughout the UNC Chapel Hill campus and with research partners around the state and country. Our on-campus collaborators include the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Biomedical Research Imaging Center, the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center.
In addition to our research efforts and clinical services, UNC Neurosurgery educates residents and UNC medical students with a forward-thinking curriculum that includes access to a surgical simulation training lab. We accept two new residents each year, preparing them to be well-rounded in all of the major neurosurgical subspecialty areas. Trainees are capable of independent neurosurgical practice upon completion of the seven-year residency program.