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Matthew Vestal

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Box 3272, Durham, NC 27710
Box 3272, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Presentations & Appearances

Instagram Live CNS Case of the Month: Pediatric Ependymoma ยท November 10, 2021 Broadcast Appearance Congress of Neurologic Surgeons,

Service to the Profession

Case of the Month Editorial Board · 2020 Editorial Activities Congress of Neurologic Surgeons,

Service to Duke

Medical School Admissions Interviewing and Application Review (School) · 2020 Committee Service

Academic & Administrative Activities

Dr. Vestal is a member of the Neurosurgery Department Clinical Research Unit Advisory Council

Clinical Activities

Dr. Vestal is the pediatric neurosurgical clinical lead for Epilepsy Surgery and Tuberous Sclerosis though is also an expert in endoscopic third ventriculostomy, Chiari Malformations, hydrocephalus, spine surgery, robotic assisted surgery, deep brain stimulation, laser interstitial therapy, brain tumors, shunting, moya moya disease, spina bifida, cavernous malformations, spinal dysraphism, positional plagiocephaly, pituitary masses, skull base masses/dermoid tumors, and craniosynostosis.

He is currently conducting the first pediatric gene therapy trial in the world for children with AADC deficiency where a synthetic gene is injected into the brains of children deficient in the AADC gene.