Charles Duncan, MD, has been a Yale neurosurgeon since 1977. He is known for establishing the first dedicated pediatric neurosurgery program in Connecticut.
“I chose neurosurgery—and, in particular, pediatric neurosurgery—for the wonderful people needing care and the opportunity to make a difference in their lives,” Dr. Duncan says. “The people needing care, the colleagues I work with, and the opportunities to learn and teach are the wonderful parts of my job. We're all in this together,” he says.
A professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Duncan has published more than 100 articles, and has been the principal investigator or co-investigator in 20 funded research projects. He was the co-principal investigator for the Indomethacin Projects to prevent intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm infants, which has been adopted in over 75 countries. He has served on several Yale New Haven Hospital committees and directed the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Yale for nearly 20 years.
Dr. Duncan, along with Shanta Kapadia, MBBS, and Bill Stewart, PhD, has authored Coursera Courses on Human Anatomy. Additionally, they have authored over 25 iBooks on Human Anatomy, which are available in the Apple Bookstore in the Human Anatomy Video Project series.
Years In Practice
Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital