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 in Athletes: Screening, Diagnosis, and Mangement." It is fifth annual Robert H. Wilkins, MD, Lectureship in Academic Neurosurgery.
Sills is professor of neurological surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center. His clinical interests include brain tumors, sports neurosurgery, and general neurosurgery. He completed his medical degree and residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was named the NFL's first chief medical officer in 2017.
The Wilkins Lectureship is a collaboration between the departments of Neurosurgery at Duke and the University of North Carolina. Robert H. Wilkins, MD, was chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Duke for 20 years.