The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery is at the forefront of the discipline, using the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to treat children with diseases of the brain and spine. The division is led by Herbert Fuchs, MD. Duke pediatric neurosurgery program is consistently named one of the best in the country by US News & World Report, ranking #1 in North Carolina and #3 in the Southeast.
Faculty in this division conduct research sponsored by the NIH and research foundations and contribute to the world’s knowledge through publications in medical literature. Clinical neuro-oncology research among pediatric neurosurgery faculty includes collaborations studying molecular genetics of childhood brain tumors and a novel vaccine to treat pediatric high-grade glioma, DIPG, and medulloblastoma.