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Matthew Vestal

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

Research Interests


Dr. Vestal is interested in the intersection of cutting edge technology and neurosurgery and is currently conducting research in the use of augmented reality and holograms in the operating room.  Clinically his research interests lie in the fields of Epilepsy Neurosurgery and the fledgling field of gene therapy in neurosurgery. 

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Augmented Reality in Epilepsy Neurosurgery · 2021 Duke Institute for Health Innovation With colleagues from pediatric epilepsy neurology, Dr. Vestal secured a DIHI grant and designed an augmented reality program allowing for the use of holograms in the operating room using the Microsoft Hololens platform.

External Relationships


  • LivaNova, Inc.

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