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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: bit.ly/3TQnl7D 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

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