New in Neurosurgery

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
Thelma's Story: Breaking New Ground
Was it Alzheimer’s disease? Vertigo? Thelma Cooper didn’t know what was causing her blackouts, memory lapses, and debilitating nausea, and the lack of answers drove her into a depression. The intense dizziness – she described it... Read More
Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastases
Lisa VanTress didn’t know why she couldn’t regain her land legs after a 13-hour fishing trip in the summer of 2016. When the dizziness caused her to stumble and fall, she went to the emergency room. She soon learned she had lung cancer... Read More
Newly Identified Genetic Markers Classify Previously Undetermined GBM Tumors
Most glioblastoma tumors are marked by one or two broad mutation patterns, but about 20 percent of the lethal brain tumors have biomarkers that cannot be identified.  Now Duke scientists have identified mutations for the vast majority of... Read More
Charlie Teo to Treat Patients at Duke
Duke Neurosurgery announces that Charles Teo, MD, has been fully approved for clinical privileges at Duke. The Australian neurosurgeon will be on the Duke medical center campus periodically, beginning summer 2018, to treat patients in... Read More