The Department of Neurology at Duke University continued to grow, building on its success in the second half of 2022. In the final six months of 2022, Duke University Hospital has achieved national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery. ), and recognition as the second National Center of Excellence in the country for Dystonia, among other achievements. Read the paragraphs below to learn more about these and other successes. Or read Part 1 of this two-part series here.
US News & World Report ranked Duke University Hospital 23rd nationally for neurology and neurosurgery
US News & World Report ranked Duke University Hospital as the top hospital in North Carolina and 23rd in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery in its 2022-2023 hospital rankings. His annual ranking of over 4,500 hospitals nationwide analyzes and synthesizes dozens of medical and surgical services.
APP SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Mason, PA-C
As a child, Sarah Mason (PA-C) loved hearing stories her grandfather (both doctors) told about her work helping patients. Now as the Kernodle Clinic’s newest Physician Assistant, Mason treats a new group of patients with memory loss, headaches, seizures, and other conditions. In her August of this year, Mason explored her fascination with the brain, the joy of connecting patients with resources and seeing them improve, and staying active through jogging, yoga, and time outdoors when not at Duke. told us about
Duke recognized as a Center of Excellence for Dystonia
This September, Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure Foundation officially recognized Duke Health as the nation’s second Center of Excellence for Dystonia. The award reflects Duke’s growth as a national leader in the care, education and research of patients with dystonia and her continued partnership with Tyler’s Her Hope to help all who are affected by this disease. I’m here.
Carakos Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Nicole Caracos, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology at Lincoln Financial Group, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine, recognizing individuals who demonstrate outstanding professional achievement and dedication to service.
ALS community awards first ALS professorship
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative disease that is progressively debilitating and ultimately fatal. Like so many diseases, the ramifications of ALS are felt throughout the patient support circle. Seeking to make positive change for other families, Duke’s ALS community is celebrating an important milestone for future patients.
Duke Neurology at AES 2022: Nashville Highlights
Members of the Duke Neurology Department advanced the field of epilepsy care, research and education at the 2022 American Epilepsy Society (AES) Conference in Nashville this week. This year, faculty and trainees gave two of his lectures and co-authored eight new abstracts. Since 2000, there have been over 150 total submissions from Duke to AES.