Neurosurgery Residency

The Duke Neurosurgery Residency Program is a seven-year program that offers three positions annually. Duke participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Duke Neurosurgery has always been an outstanding clinical training program, and we now have taken big steps to ensure that our education program becomes recognized as the best in the country. In short, we have built  the kind of program that our faculty and leadership would have wanted as residents. Our program directors and our faculty have an extraordinary dedication to teaching.

Duke Neurosurgery’s residency program is designed to maximize learning potential in a collaborative environment that optimizes patient care. Our Surgical Autonomy Program, developed by the program director, allows residents to advance through specific steps for every type of operation, culminating in their ability to perform all procedures with minimal supervision.

The Academic Day, a foundational program for Duke Neurosurgery residency and research, developed by the associate program director, ensures that each resident becomes a well-rounded neurosurgeon who is also an expert in an area reflecting their passion.

Duke-trained neurosurgeons are well positioned to be the innovators and visionaries of our time. We look forward to working with our new class of residents!

Residency Program Director
Michael M. Haglund, MD, PhD
DUMC 3807
Durham, NC  27710
E-mail: michael.haglund@duke.edu
Phone: 919-684-6936

Associate Residency Program Director
Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD
DUMC 3050
Durham, NC  27710
E-mail: peter.fecci@duke.edu
Phone: 919-681-2610

Assistant Residency Program Director
Eric M. Thompson, MD
DUMC 3807
Durham, NC  27710
E-mail: eric.thompson@duke.edu
Phone: 919-681-5073

Residency Program Coordinator
Sherolyn L. Patterson
DUMC Box 3807
Durham, NC  27710
E-mail: sherolyn.patterson@duke.edu
Phone: 919-684-3053