Alan Friedman, mdInterim Chair:  Allan Friedman, MD

Assistant: Tami Tuck

Business Manager:  Kathy Tobin


The Duke Department of Neurosurgery is a preeminent program at the forefront of patient care, research, and education, with more than 50 clinical and research faculty and 21 residents and seven fellows.

Since becoming a department in the School of Medicine in 2015, Duke Neurosurgery has experienced remarkable growth in all areas, including clinical volume, patient access, patient outcomes, philanthropy, resident satisfaction, and culture and wellness.

Investigators receiving over $13 million in grant funding in 2020, and the department ranks fourth in the country for NIH funding among neurosurgery centers.

The world renown Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center is housed in the Department of Neurosurgery. In recent years, the department developed the first Division of Global Neurosurgery, which is now self-sustainable; a NeuroInnovations programs that spans the university; a Spine Division in partnership with Duke Orthopaedics; and the Duke Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis, which is now the fastest-growing clinical program at Duke. Faculty provide care at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital,  Durham Veterans Affairs Hospital, and Alamance Regional Medical Center.

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