New in Neurosurgery

Duke Neurosurgery Sponsor of Documentary Film Screening
Duke Neurosurgery is a proud sponsor of a screening of the  highly acclaimed film, Becoming Johanna. This powerful film follows a transgender Latina from 16 to 21 years of age. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with and Johanna... Read More
Duke Neurosurgery Continues to Improve in Quality Measures
    Duke Neurosurgery continues to improve in quality, ranking near the top of its peer group, according to data supplied by Vizient, a national company that measures performance for health care organizations. The latest data puts... Read More
Residents Named to Feagin Leadership Program
  Congratulations to Duke Neurosurgery residents Alexa Bramall, MD,PhD and Shervin Rahimpour, MD, who were named  2018-2019 Feagin Leadership Scholars. The Feagin Leadership Program was created to honor John A. Feagin, Jr., MD, Duke... Read More
Duke Team Finds Missing Immune Cells That Could Fight Lethal Brain Tumors
A mysterious lack of T-cells has hindered the immune system’s ability to fight glioblastoma     Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body’s immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-... Read More
Michael Haglund Presented with Alumni Humanitarian Award
When Duke neurosurgeon Michael Haglund, MD, PhD, took his first humanitariam trip to Uganda 12 years ago, he says he "saw the need, and it was beyond great." Haglund  founded the Duke Global Health PLUS (Placement of Life-Saving Useable... Read More
Scott E. Page to Present Allan H. Friedman Lecture Aug. 29
Scott E. Page, PhD, director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, will present the Allan H. Friedman Lecture on August 29, 2018.  Page is the author of four books on the topics of complexity theory... Read More
The Optimist: Getting to Know Henry Friedman
Henry S. Friedman, MD, is the James B. Powell Jr. Professor of Neuro-Oncology, and a well-known face of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. He has been profiled many times, in Duke publications and beyond. And with every... Read More
Duke Study: Poliovirus Therapy for Recurrent Glioblastoma Has 3-Year Survival Rate of 21%
  Results are being presented today at the International Conference on Brain Tumor Research and Therapy in Norway and published in The New England Journal of Medicine. A phase 1 trial of a therapy developed by Duke Neurosurgery... Read More
Shaffrey Named Spine Chief
After an extensive, nationwide search, the Duke departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery are pleased to announce that Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FACS, will be the new chief of Duke's Spine Division, effective September 1,... Read More
Four Things to Know About Adult Scoliosis
Duke neurosurgeon Isaac Karikari, MD, treats adults with scoliosis. Here he addresses four things you may not know about the condition. 1. The early signs of adult scoliosis are different from childhood scoliosis You can develop... Read More