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Meritorious: Getting to Know Senthil Radhakrishnan
When Senthil Radhakrisnan, PA-C, was nominated for a Presidential Award, 15 letters of recommendation were submitted by his Duke Neurosurgery colleagues. Here are a few excerpts: He refuses to leave until all the work has been completed... Read More
Peter Fecci Named Associate Deputy Director of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke
Duke neurosurgeon Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD, has been named associate deputy director of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. Fecci also serves as assistant professor of neurosurgery and pathology; director of the... Read More
Simple Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction
A simple, one-page form given to patients ahead of their doctor visit can significantly improve satisfaction with the care they receive, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. The low-tech tool, which asks for a list of the... Read More
Making Surgery Happen, Seamlessly: Meet Grace Fabito
Grace Fabito is a clinical lead nurse for neurosurgery who has been at Duke for 22 years. In short, her job is to “collaborate with a lot of different disciplines in order to make surgery happen seamlessly,” she says. Grace credits a... Read More
Quick Case: Neck Pain Persists Following ACDF
by Cat Lewis Three months after undergoing C5-T1 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), an active 60-year-old man from Florida began to experience recurrent neck and left shoulder pain. In an attempt to resolve the pain and... Read More
Sampson Named New President of PDC
The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) has named John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MHSc, MBA, as its new president. The PDC is the physician practice of Duke Health, with 1,650 members practicing in Duke hospitals and more than 100 clinics in North... Read More
Toddler Thrives After Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery
When an observant pediatrician told April Longmire and Mike Stone of Louisburg, NC that there were some irregularities in their infant’s skull, they were instantly worried. "You never want to have anyone say anything is wrong with your... Read More
Sampson Elected to Association of American Physicians
John Sampson, MD, PhD, chair of the Duke Department of Neurosurgery, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians, an honor given to those who have attained excellence in the pursuit of medical knowledge and its application... Read More
New Director of Brain Tumor Center Named
David M. Ashley, MBBS (Hon), FRACP, PhD, has been named director of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke as of March 1, 2018. He succeeds Darell Bigner, MD, PhD, who became director emeritus on February 1. Before leaving... Read More