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Carolyn Quinsey, MD, Neurosurgery, Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Hospitals


Neurosurgery Chapel Hill, NC

Pediatric Neurosurgery


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  • Dr. Carolyn Quinsey is a board eligible neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and shuntless surgery. Dr. Quinsey is fellowship trained in pediatric neurosurgery and operates on children and adults using innovative techniques which include endoscopic, endonasal, eyebrow craniotomy, and microscopic approaches. She is one of very few specialists using flexible neuroendoscopy, the newest technology and techniques to effectively remove tumors and treat hydrocephalus without a shunt.

    Dr. Quinsey is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Pediatric Section of the AANS/CNS. She has presented her pediatric surgery research at several national and international meetings. She also completed a medical journalism rotation with ABC News and continues to be active in innovating new ways to inform her patients about their health using media and online resources.

Education & Training

  • Oregon Health & Science University
    Oregon Health & Science UniversityFellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2016 - 2017
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    University of North Carolina HospitalsResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2010 - 2016
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical College of WisconsinClass of 2010
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
    University of Wisconsin MadisonBS, Mathematics , 2002 - 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2010 - 2024
  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2016 - 2018
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • The Case for ScrubsJuly 2020
  • The Case for ScrubsJuly 2020

Press Mentions

  • The Case for Scrubs
    The Case for ScrubsJuly 25th, 2020
  • UNC's Dr. Carolyn Quinsey Works to Improve Neurosurgical Care in Malawi: 5 Insights
    UNC's Dr. Carolyn Quinsey Works to Improve Neurosurgical Care in Malawi: 5 InsightsFebruary 28th, 2019
  • UNC Doctor Travels Thousands of Miles to Perform Lifesaving Surgeries
    UNC Doctor Travels Thousands of Miles to Perform Lifesaving SurgeriesFebruary 23rd, 2019

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