Duke represents excellence in neurosurgical care, research, and education.

From our early beginnings in 1937, Duke Neurosurgery has advanced our commitment to patient care within a culture of research collaboration and innovation. Our legacy is founded in caring, teaching, and leading with the humility and respect equal to the enormous responsibility we have been given to care for our patients and their families.

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A team of highly skilled neurosurgeons provide comprehensive care for patients in all clinical sub-specialties. Clinicians embrace a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to care, with a commitment to the very best patient outcomes. Duke Neurosurgery excels at translational research, moving innovations rapidly from bench to bedside.

In our commitment to quality and safety, we prioritize patient satisfaction and outcomes. A focus on continuous improvement drives new initiatives that elevate the standard of neurosurgical care.

Fueling our advancements is a robust research team led by clinically active neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, surgeon scientists, and dedicated PhD researchers. The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, an internationally  known program, resides within the Department of Neurosurgery.

The department offers unparalleled opportunities for residency training at one of the best programs in the United States. Fellowships, spanning six sub-specialty areas, provide a pathway to excellence. The leadership team is devoted to shaping the next generation of neurosurgeons, equipping them with surgical prowess, leadership skills, professionalism, and marketability for successful careers beyond Duke.