Dana Adkins Jr., MD, Neurosurgery, Norfolk, VA, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital


Neurosurgery Norfolk, VA

Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Attending Neurosurgeon with Sentara Medical Group. My areas of expertise include minimally invasive spinal surgery, correction of adult and pediatric deformity, and tumors of the brain and spine. I staff our level one trauma center as well as our stroke center performing emergency cranial and spinal surgery.

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  • I am a board certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in complex spinal surgery. My interests include minimally invasive spinal surgery, correction of adult and pediatric deformity, and tumors of the brain and spine.

Education & Training

  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonFellowship, Complex Spine Surgery, 2013 - 2014
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Georgetown University HospitalResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2008 - 2013
  • Naval Medical Center
    Naval Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 2003 - 2004
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Vanderbilt University School of MedicineClass of 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2020 - 2022
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2020 - Present
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2013 - 2016
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2011 - 2012
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2009 - 2014
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2004 - 2022
  • HI State Medical License
    HI State Medical License Current
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Docs Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2019
  • Specialty Provider of the Year Sentara Medical Group, 2018

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • An unconscious diver with pulmonary abnormalities: problems associated with a closed circuit underwater breathing apparatus  
    Dana E Adkins, Richard T Mahon, Journal of Special Operations Medicine, 10/2007


  • Unilateral Pterional Craniotomy for anterior cranial fossa dural AVF with unilateral or bilateral cortical venous drainage.
    DE Adkins, V Nayar, Annual North American Skull Base Society Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Minimally invasive revision lumbar discectomy: a case series
    DE Adkins, A Anaizi, FS Sandhu, CNS meeting, Chicago, IL, 2012


  • Physician Director, Sentara Back and Neck Center 2016 - Present

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