New in Neurosurgery

Identifying the Causes of Brain Tumors
Kyle Walsh, PhD, is associate professor and director of the Division of Neuro-Epidemiology in the Department of Neurosurgery at Duke. He is a population scientist investigating the genetic and environmental causes of cancer in children... Read More
Duke, Sampson Once Again at the Top in NIH Funding
The Duke Department of Neurosurgery has been ranked third for neurosurgery research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 2018, with a total of $8,143,015. In addition, Duke Neurosurgery Chair John Sampson, MD, PhD, was... Read More
Finding comfort in vulnerability: How a spine metastasis patient approached his diagnosis
The spine is a common site for cancer to metastasize (spread). In fact, research shows that between 30 and 70 percent of people with metastatic cancer will experience a tumor on their spine. Unfortunately, it is also common for people to... Read More
NFL's Chief Medical Officer to Deliver Address at Grand Rounds
Allen K. Sills, MD, chief medical officer of the National Football League, will speak at Duke Neurosurgery's grand rounds on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. in Duke North 2002. The topic of the lecture is "Neurosurgical Issues... Read More
Duke Raleigh Earns Stroke Center Certification
Duke Raleigh Hospital became the first hospital in North Carolina to receive Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting accrediting body in health... Read More
Duke Study is One of Most-Mentioned in 2018
A study by Duke Neurosurgery researchers and others, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, is one of the most-mentioned scholarly articles of 2018, according to Altmetric. Altmetric is a data science company that tracks and... Read More
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