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Our highly collaborative pediatric neurosurgery team works closely with many other pediatric experts representing a variety of disciplines including pediatric medicine, plastic surgery, neuro-oncology, otolaryngology, neurology, epilepsy, neuroradiology, and more.


Our Pediatric Neurosurgeons & Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Scott Elton - UNC Pediatric NeurosurgeryScott Elton, MD, FAANS, FAAP

Division Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Elton is available to see patients for new and return appointments at four locations across the state. Dr. Elton received a BA degree from Brandeis University and an MS degree from Georgetown University before earning his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Elton completed an internship in general surgery, a residency in neurosurgery at Ohio State University Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Board certified in both neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Elton is currently a Clinical Professor and Division Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at UNC Chapel Hill. Learn more >>

Kristi HildebrandKristi Hildebrand, MSN, CPNP-AC

Ms. Hildebrand is a certified acute care pediatric nurse practitioner. She earned a BS degree in nursing from UNC Chapel Hill before receiving her master’s degree in acute care pediatric nursing from Duke University. She is certified in pediatric advanced life support and is currently a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner and Clinical Instructor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at UNC Chapel Hill. Learn more >>