Charles C. Duncan, MD


Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Conditions & Treatments

Brain Cancer, Brain Surgery, Chiari Malformation, Craniosynostosis, Dandy Walker Cyst, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Holoprosencephaly, Hydrocephalus, Mesothelioma, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Nerve Tumors, Nervous System Disorders, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Cancer, Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurological surgery, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cancer, Spine Surgery, Spine Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tumors

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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


Affiliated With

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital


Education & Training


Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC


Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC


Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

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  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare