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Scoliosis Research Society Launches L.E.A.D. SRS Program and Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya is Among the Premier Cohort

January 22, 2024

As the Scoliosis Research Society nears 60 years of success as one of the premier spine societies, it launches the next-generation of leaders with a comprehensive program for members focusing on Leadership, Education and Development (L.E.A.D.). The inaugural L.E.A.D. SRS cohort was selected from a very impressive and large group of members who have already … Read more

Focused Ultrasound Treatment at UNC Makes the Holiday Season Brighter for Essential Tremor Patients

December 28, 2023

As we approach the holiday season, our functional neurosurgery team reflects on the accomplishments in 2023 and express gratitude to the patients and collaborating physicians who choose UNC Health as their trusted partners in patient care. The functional neurosurgery team remains committed to providing excellent care with a personal touch to our patients, while striving … Read more

Dr. Andrew Abumoussa Awarded the KLS Martin Innovations Challenge Award

December 21, 2023

Andrew Abumoussa, MD, MSc, a PGY6 neurosurgery resident, was awarded the KLS Martin Innovations Challenge Award for his work on utilizing consumer grade iOS devices to provide stereotactic neuronavigation for flexible endoscopy. For his research year, Dr. Abumoussa built an iOS app to track the tip of an external ventricular drain (EVD) catheter in real … Read more

UNC Health Joins Promising Multicenter Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma

November 3, 2023

UNC Health is now enrolling patients as part of a multicenter clinical trial for newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) patients. The phase 2b clinical study administers a combination immunotherapy developed by biotech company, Imvax. UNC Health is one of multiple academic health care centers across the country participating in the randomized trial that aims to enroll … Read more

Dr. Soma Sengupta Leads Collaborative Study Evaluating Stroke Risk in Patients with Different Cancer Types

October 16, 2023

Dr. Soma Sengupta and Dr. David Hwang from UNC Health’s Department of Neurology are part of a collaborative study with the University of Cincinnati and Duke Health evaluating the prevalence of stroke in patients with different cancer types. For the full news release and for study details, please visit the University of Cincinnati’s news page:  

Peripheral Nerve Specialist Dr. Mark Attiah has Joined UNC Neurosurgery’s Spine Team

October 5, 2023

Mark Attiah, MD has joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Neurosurgery as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Dr. Attiah’s surgical training is in the treatment of spine and peripheral nerve disorders. His residency and fellowships included specialized training in treating spine conditions … Read more