New in Neurosurgery

Codd to Lead Buddhist Sessions in Interfaith Chapel
Duke neurosurgeon Patrick Codd (left) is a Zen Buddhist Priest and Dharma Teacher. He is leading weekly chanting sessions every Tues, 5-6 pm in the Duke Medicine Pavilion Interfaith Chapel, plus a monthly Dharma talk on 1st Tuesdays.... Read More
Haglund Receives Humanitarian Award at Duke Med Alumni Dinner (Video)
    Duke neurosurgery Mike Haglund, MD, PhD, was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the Duke Alumni Award Dinner on November 8, 2018. Haglund started and co-directs Uganda’s first Neurosurgery Training Program—one of Sub-Saharan... Read More
Thinking Differently About Brain Cancer
In this inspiring presentation to Duke University donors and friends, John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, discusses how Duke has started thinking differently about cancer. In a clear and concise way, Sampson... Read More
Getting to Know Sherolyn Patterson
For a resident brand new to Duke, having a go-to with all the answers can make all the difference.  For Duke Neurosurgery residents, that person is Sherolyn Patterson. She has been working with residents at Duke -- in Internal Medicine... Read More
Sampson Inducted into NAM at October 13 Ceremony
John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, was formerly inducted into the National Academy of Medicine at the annual meeting on October 13, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Sampson is the Robert H. and Gloria Wilkins Distinguished Professor and Chair of the... Read More
Sampson Interviewed for Article in the Journal Nature
In an article published in the journal Nature on September 26, 2018 ("Immunotherapy Offers a Promising Bet Against Brain Cancer,") Duke Neurosurgery Chair John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, provides commentary on the promise of  the therapy to... Read More
Researchers Receive Grants to Study Brain Metastasis
Duke researchers, including Peter Fecci, MD, have received grants to further study brain metastasis. The grants are part of the Translating Duke Health initiative, a multi-year commitment by Duke Health leadership to fund research... Read More
Running Circles
Duke Neurosurgery’s focus on wellness among faculty and staff has meant that more and more in the department are taking up running. And sometimes, they find themselves running into brain tumor survivors, as Department Chair John Sampson,... Read More
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