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Patient Logistics Center Liaison Clinical Associate Professor Major, US Army


New Patients/Referrals: (919) 445-2410
Returns/Follow-up Appointments: (984) 974-4210

Dr. Brian Sindelar is a board-certified neurosurgeon with an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently serving on active duty under the established military-civilian partnership between the US Army and UNC.

Dr. Brian Sindelar, UNC NeurosurgeryDr. Sindelar completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Florida and received further open and endoscopic skull-base training at UNC. His academic interests include cranial/spine neurotrauma along with pathologies of the skull base. This has led to numerous publications that have been both locally and nationally recognized by the Florida Neurosurgical Society, the National Injury Prevention Foundation, the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Sindelar’s military career began in 2012.  His most notable duty station was at Tripler Army Medical Center where he became the Chief of Neurosurgery, Section Chief of Skull Base Neurosurgery, and the Neurosurgery Trauma Liaison. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

As the treatment of neurosurgical diseases can be frightening at times for the patient, Dr. Sindelar will not only bring surgical expertise, he will also provide genuine  compassion and empathy to his patients and their family members. He looks forward to the privilege of managing your care.

Patient Logistics Center Liaison
Clinical Associate Professor
Major, US Army

Cranial and Spine Neurotrauma
General Neurosurgery
Skull base (pituitary tumors, chordomas, vestibular schwannomas, trigeminal neuralgia)
Primary and malignant brain/spine tumors
Minimally invasive and complex spine surgery

Fellowship – Open/Endoscopic Skull base surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency – Neurosurgery, University of Florida
MD – University of Illinois, Chicago
BS – Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

Neurological Surgery – Board Certified, 2021


Sindelar, B., Bailes, JE. Sports-Related Concussion: Diagnosis and Management. 2nd Ed. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

For recent publications, please visit Dr. Sindelar’s PubMed listing.