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Courtney Rory Goodwin

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery
DUMC 3807, Durham, NC 27710
DUMC 3807, 200 Trent Dr, Durham, NC 27710
Office hours Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 5 pm  

Selected Grants


Neuro-immune modulation of pain in health and disease

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

COMPASS Observational Registry (Clinical Outcome Measures in Personalized aprevo® Spine Surgery)

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Carlsmed, Inc. · 2024 - 2025

The role of blink reflex in predicting facial nerve outcomes following vestibular schwannoma resection

ResearchSignificant Contributor · Awarded by North American Skull Base Society · 2024 - 2025

Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation · 2024 - 2024

Neuro-immune modulation of pain in health and disease

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

COMPASS Observational Registry (Clinical Outcome Measures in Personalized aprevo® Spine Surgery)

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Carlsmed, Inc. · 2024 - 2025

The role of blink reflex in predicting facial nerve outcomes following vestibular schwannoma resection

ResearchSignificant Contributor · Awarded by North American Skull Base Society · 2024 - 2025

Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation · 2024 - 2024

Intraoperative Non-Contact Fluorescence Spectroscopy to Differentiate Tumor from Healthy Tissue

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Neurosurgical Society of Virginia · 2023 - 2023

Health Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Spinal Metastases

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation · 2019 - 2023

The role of TGB-beta in the expression of UDP-glucose-6-dehydrogenase

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation · 2023 - 2023

Characterization of SpectralID Technology to Differentiate Tumor from Non-Tumor in FFPE Samples

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation · 2022 - 2022

Medical Student Rotation (MSR) for Underrepresented Populations

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Conquer Cancer Foundation · 2021 - 2022

The role of UDP-glucose-6-dehydrogenase in hormone responsive breast cancer CNS metastases

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation · 2021 - 2021

Tethering in the Prevention of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery (TiP PJK)

ResearchMentor · Awarded by North Carolina Spine Society · 2020 - 2021

SUMOylation of PYK2 in breast cancer spinal metastases

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Albert Einstein College of Medicine · 2018 - 2021

The Role of UDP-Glucose 6- dehydrogenase (UGDH) in metastases to the brain and spine

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation · 2020 - 2020

Human Fresh Tissue Lab Agreement

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Stryker Orthopaedics · 2020 - 2020

Human Fresh Tissue Lab Agreement

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by NuVasive, Inc. · 2019 - 2019

Pain Outcomes in Single-High Dose vs. Hypofractionated SBRT for Spinal Metastases

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation · 2019 - 2019

Extent of Resection and Spinal Stabilization and Reconstruction in Spinal Tumors

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Medtronic, Inc. · 2015 - 2019

The Influence of Spinopelvic parameters on Spinal Tumor Outcomes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina Spine Society · 2017 - 2019

Spine Surgery Techniques

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by K2M, Inc. · 2018 - 2018

Human Fresh Tissue Lab

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by K2M, Inc. · 2017 - 2018

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Faculty Sponsor/Principal Investigator for Edwin McCray, BA · May 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022 ASCO Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship Rotation (MSR) for Underrepresented Populations: This study aims to characterize the impact of intervention in physical, mental, nutritional, and spiritual wellness on adverse outcomes in patients with metastatic spine disease, with the primary goals to assess patient reported outcomes, and to ultimately create a scoring system to predict wellness intervention needs in this patient population.
Committee Member · 2019 - 2023 AANS Membership Committee
“Introduction to Neurosurgery" · September 16, 2021 Duke Neurosurgery Interest Group

External Relationships


  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Spine- Deputy Editor
  • Stryker Corp

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