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Dr. Matthew G. Ewend is Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UNC. He joined the faculty in 1997 after completing medical school, neurosurgery residency, and a brain tumor fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Ewend’s clinical interests lie in the fields of brain tumors (including brain metastases), trigeminal neuralgia, radiosurgery, Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus and pediatric neurosurgery.
In addition to these roles, Dr. Ewend is the Group Leader for NeuroOncology in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests are in novel imaging of the brain, treatment of brain metastases, and outcomes for endoscopic neurosurgery.
When asked about his goals for a new patient visit, Dr. Ewend says, “My first goal is to build a strong relationship with my the patient and his or her family. In addition to a thoughtful review of their case, patients can expect an understandable explanation of their condition, discussion of all the treatment options, and my opinion as to which option(s) might be best. At UNC, we work in teams to bring you the best care. If needed, I will help you to assemble this team. I pride myself on making the issues of neurosurgery easy to understand for my patients. After all, it isn’t really rocket science. I look forward to meeting you.”
Dr. Ewend was named to the Best Doctors in America® list for 2015-2016 as well as the Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors list for 2015.
Van L. Weatherspoon, Jr. Eminent Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Brain tumors, pituitary tumors, endoscopic surgery, metastatic tumors, CyberKnife®, and skull base surgery.
Fellowship - Neuro-Oncology; The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1994-1996
Residency - Neurosurgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1991-1997
Internship - Surgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1990-1991
M.D. - Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1990
B.A. - Mathematics, Health Sciences; Kalamazoo College, 1986
Neurological Surgery - Board Certified, 2001 (Recertified 2011)