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Medical Illustrator Mark Schornak will join the UNC Neurosurgery Team in 2022

December 21, 2021

UNC Neurosurgery is thrilled to announce a new addition to the department, medical illustrator Mark Schornak, who will join the team in January 2022. Mark Schornak is well known in the field of medical illustration, having spent the past 30 years illustrating for the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) in Phoenix, Arizona. Schornak’s education in both … Continued

UNC Neurosurgery Highlights from the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Meeting in Salt Lake City

December 13, 2021

UNC Neurosurgery was well represented at the 50th Annual meeting of the AANS\CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah. PGY 6 neurosurgery resident, Dr. Martin Piazza was awarded the Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery by the Joint Pediatric Section of the AANS/CNS. The fellowship allows residents to travel to another … Continued

Neurosurgery Department Publications 2021

October 20, 2021

Published Peer Reviewed Manuscripts Barnett R, Piazza M, Elton S. Pediatric neurosurgery in primary care: masses of the scalp and skull in children. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2021 Aug;68(4):743-757. PMID: 34247706 Alvarez H, Niazi MH, Loewenstein J, Quinsey C. Neonatal bilateral cerebral high flow fistulae leading to detection of a HHT-family carrier. Interv Neuroradiol. 2021 Aug;27(4):547-552. … Continued

Dr. Nelson Oyesiku to Receive the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Distinguished Service Award

October 5, 2021

“Dr. Oyesiku is a world-renowned neurosurgeon and international expert in pituitary surgery who has served the Congress of Neurological Surgeons with incredible distinction over many decades, including as President of CNS.” Dr. Nelson Oyesiku, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been selected to receive the Congress … Continued

Dr. Vibhor Krishna Joins UNC Neurosurgery Faculty

October 4, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Vibhor Krishna is joining the UNC Neurosurgery faculty. Dr. Krishna comes to UNC Health from Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he served as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience. He will join UNC Neurosurgery’s faculty as an Associate Professor beginning in September … Continued

UNC Medical Center Visitor Policy

September 8, 2021

Dr. Carolyn Quinsey discusses the visitor policy at all UNC Health facilities put in place to protect patients during the Covid-19 and RSV surges.

Brain Tumor Patient Story – Mr. Sowers

September 2, 2021

One morning this summer, Mr. Sowers woke up to the room spinning with an indescribable headache. A week before this episode, Mr. Sowers had developed an extreme fear of going down the stairs—something that he had never experienced beforehand. With these confusing symptoms, Mr. Sowers called a few friends, and they drove him up to … Continued

UNC Neurosurgery Quarterly Newsletter

August 24, 2021

This year UNC Neurosurgery hosted our first Winter Lecture Series. Chief Resident Dr. Michael Catalino pulled together an impressive lineup of neurosurgeons to present during grand rounds. The lecture series was well attended by our faculty and residents, as well as other UNC faculty members from various departments including UNC Otolaryngology. Planning is well underway … Continued