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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

Undergraduate Internship in Neurosurgery

August 12, 2021

On Sunday nights this summer you’ll find a small group of undergraduate students along with our Associate Residency Program Director, Dr. Carolyn Quinsey, virtually learning suture techniques live with feedback as part of UNC’s first virtual internship program for undergraduate students. Dr. Quinsey receives many shadowing requests from undergraduate students interested in neurosurgery research and clinical experience, … Continued

Brain Tumor Patient Story – Kristina Lollar

July 6, 2021

Since she was 11 years old, Kristina Lollar had experienced migraines, yet it was not until the past year that it became more severe. This prompted Kristina to visit a neurologist who recommended they perform an updated MRI. When looking at the scans, they discovered a brain tumor wrapped around her brain stem. As the … Continued

Pituitary Tumor Patient at UNC Health – Ms. Godley

June 8, 2021

Around three years ago, Ms. Godley had a pituitary tumor removed by Dr. Quinsey and Dr. Thorp, a surgeon from UNC’s Department of Otolaryngology. She had noticed that her wedding ring and shoes were fitting a bit tighter, common symptom of acromegaly. She also felt some dizziness getting in and out of bed. Though she … Continued