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

August 7, 2022

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

July 22, 2022

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

July 8, 2022

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

Complex Spine Surgeon Dr. Michael Galgano Joins UNC Neurosurgery Faculty

June 3, 2022

Dr. Michael Galgano, a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in complex spinal surgery from Upstate Medical University, will join the UNC Neurosurgery faculty this month. Dr. Galgano will be a great addition to UNC Neurosurgery’s spine program, and plans to complement the expertise of Section Co-Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery, Dr. Deb Bhowmick. While Dr. Galgano treats a … Continued

Dr. Nelson Oyesiku Featured in Health Talk Article

April 13, 2022

Dr. Oyesiku was asked to participate in a Health Talk article discussing his expertise in pituitary surgery and the successful treatment of one of his patients. Read the full Health Talk article.

Disappearing Ablation – Part 1 of a series by Dr. Vibhor Krishna

February 3, 2022

The power of observation in advancing clinical medicine and research is undeniable. To quote DH Lawrence: “What the eye doesn’t see, and the mind doesn’t know, doesn’t exist.” But how to resolve a conundrum where the mind is convinced that a phenomenon must exist, but the eyes cannot confirm or deny its existence? We encountered one … Continued

UNC Neurosurgery Quarterly Newsletter

December 28, 2021

New Faculty Surgeon-scientist Dr. Vibhor Krishna joined UNC Neurosurgery’s faculty from Ohio State University. Dr. Krishna’s expertise is functional neurosurgery and neuromodulation. Learn more about Dr. Krishna: https://unc.live/3sdLMAn Dr. Brian Sindelar joined our faculty as a Clinical Associate Professor. He is currently serving on active duty under the established military-civilian partnership between the US Army … Continued