In this episode, we meet Dr. Joseph D. Stern and learn about his remarkable journey from neurosurgeon to caregiver and back to neurosurgeon. He is the author of the powerfully raw, incredibly insightful, and tremendously moving New York Times essay "Grief as My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor" in which talks about his sister Victoria's diagnosis of acute leukemia, her unsuccessful bone marrow transplant, and her death. Dr. Stern has since become an outspoken advocate for greater compassion and empathy in health care.Read More
For decades, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates has been committed to making a difference for infants and children in need of brain and spine care.
Through the focused efforts of our practice neurosurgeons at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, and coordination with Carolinas Medical Center, a local neurosurgical residency program is now a reality. This subspecialty-based program is located at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.Read More
Spasticity experienced by children with cerebral palsy or other neurological disorders impacts every aspect of daily life.Read More
Forty-seven-year-old Tracy Bari has been physically active her entire life, from competing in gymnastics as a child and on her ski team in college to running marathons and triathlons. As a real estate agent in Destin, Florida, she is constantly on the move. But recently, severe back pain was putting the brakes on her high-energy life and successful career.Read More
Patient Tracy Bari found relief from intense back pain by undergoing minimally invasive lumbar fusion (TLIF). Our on-site multi-position, open MRI revealed instability in her L3-4 vertebrae.Watch Video