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New Multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Clinic Opens at UNC Health

May 9, 2023

UNC Health’s multidisciplinary neuro-oncology clinic offers streamlined, high quality care for patients with brain tumors and spine tumors by bringing all of the tumor specialists together in one convenient clinic location. UNC Neurosurgery faculty members will collaborate with other specialists from UNC Health to provide comprehensive care for all patients treated at the neuro oncology … Continued

Patient Diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease Travels to UNC Health for Surgery

April 20, 2023

Janet felt sick for three years before finally receiving a proper diagnosis.  As a yoga instructor, Janet (name has been changed for privacy) had always maintained a healthy lifestyle. So when she  started to gain weight and noticed a drastic decrease in her energy levels, she knew something wasn’t right. Janet began to rapidly gain … Continued

Pituitary Tumor Surgery Saves High School Football Coach

April 10, 2023

Georgia high school football coach, Coach Anthony Lotti, struggled with fatigue and other symptoms that made it difficult to coach his team. After being diagnosed with a pituitary tumor, he traveled to UNC Health to have it removed by world-renowned pituitary tumor neurosurgeon, Dr. Nelson Oyesiku.

New Focused Ultrasound Effective for treating Parkinson’s, Movement Disorders

February 22, 2023

In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by Vibhor Krishna, associate professor of neurosurgery at the UNC School of Medicine, researchers show that a new focused ultrasound treatment improved dyskinesia and motor impairment in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Read the full article in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read … Continued

Dr. Atil Kargi Joins the Multidisciplinary UNC Pituitary Center

January 30, 2023

Neuroendocrinologist Dr. Atil Kargi joined the UNC Pituitary Center team as a Professor and Co-director of the Pituitary Center in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Kargi specializes in diseases of the pituitary gland including pituitary tumors, hypopituitarism, Cushing’s disease, Acromegaly, Prolactinoma, adult growth hormone deficiency, and diabetes insipidus. Dr. Kargi will work closely with UNC … Continued

Neurosurgical Oncologist Dr. Dominique Higgins to Receive NRCDP Award to Fund Brain Tumor Research

January 19, 2023

“This provides a completely new approach to treating brain tumors, and with that comes hope of advancing care and improving survival.” UNC Neurosurgery’s neurosurgical oncologist Dr. Dominique Higgins will receive an award from the Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) to fund his study of the metabolomics of post-treatment recurrent glioma. This NIH/NINDS K12 national … Continued

Neurosurgical Oncologist Dr. Dominique Higgins Brings his Surgical Expertise & Brain Tumor Research to UNC Neurosurgery

November 18, 2022

Neurosurgical oncologist Dr. Dominique Higgins, MD, PhD, joined the UNC Neurosurgery team this fall as Assistant Professor in UNC Health’s Department of Neurosurgery. His clinical specialties and research interests focus on neurosurgical oncology and brain tumor treatment.    Dr. Higgins knew he wanted to pursue a career in neurosurgery when he was in high school. Later … Continued

UNC Spina Bifida Family Day Date Changed to November 13, 2022

October 25, 2022

Due to inclement weather, the October UNC Spina Bifida Family Day event has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. at the same location (Laurel Hills Park, 3808 Edward Mills Road in Raleigh). The park is wheelchair accessible. Please RSVP for the event by November 1, 2022 here: Learn more about … Continued

Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon Dr. Carlos David Joins the UNC Neurosurgery Faculty

October 20, 2022

Dr. Carlos David, a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in skull base surgery and cerebrovascular neurosurgery, joined the UNC Neurosurgery faculty this fall as a Professor of Neurosurgery. In October 1988, Dr. David saw his first live human brain while shadowing the chief neurosurgery resident as a third-year medical student. When the chief resident opened the dura, … Continued