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Alvan- Emeka Ukachukwu

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery
DUMC 3807, Durham, NC 27710
310 Trent Drive, Room 329, Durham, NC 27710
Office hours On appointment. Send email to alvan.ukachukwu@duke.edu  

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Introduction to the DGNN · January 24, 2024 - January 24, 2024 Invited Talk Duke SOM Neurosurgery Students Interest Group, Lab 1, TSCHE, Duke SOM
The scope, trends, and challenges of neurosurgical research in Nigeria: A bibliometric review - 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Cape Town, South Africa
Geospatial analysis of the availability, distribution, and accessibility of neurosurgical facilities, workforce, and infrastructure in Nigeria; and projection towards 2050 - 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Cape Town, South Africa
The status of specialist neurosurgical training in Nigeria: A survey of practitioners, trainers, and trainees - 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Cape Town, South Africa
Assessing the neurosurgical capacity in Nigeria using the modified Neuro-PIPES tool - 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Cape Town, South Africa
Introduction to the DGNN · January 24, 2024 - January 24, 2024 Invited Talk Duke SOM Neurosurgery Students Interest Group, Lab 1, TSCHE, Duke SOM
The scope, trends, and challenges of neurosurgical research in Nigeria: A bibliometric review - 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Cape Town, South Africa
Geospatial analysis of the availability, distribution, and accessibility of neurosurgical facilities, workforce, and infrastructure in Nigeria; and projection towards 2050 - 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Cape Town, South Africa
The status of specialist neurosurgical training in Nigeria: A survey of practitioners, trainers, and trainees - 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Cape Town, South Africa
Assessing the neurosurgical capacity in Nigeria using the modified Neuro-PIPES tool - 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Cape Town, South Africa
Epidemiological burden of neurosurgical diseases in Nigeria: A systematic review and pooled patient analysis - 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Cape Town, South Africa
Global neurosurgery research - Research panel 2023 · September 30, 2023 - September 30, 2023 Invited Talk Future Leaders in Neurosurgery Symposium for Underrepresented Students (FLNSUS),
Management of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in Africa: A Systematic Review - 91st AANS Annual Scientific Meeting · April 21, 2023 - April 24, 2023 National Scientific Meeting American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Los Angeles, CA
Prevalence of Epilepsy Among the Older Population of Uganda: Results of Cross Sectional Study - 91st AANS Annual Scientific Meeting · April 21, 2023 - April 24, 2023 National Scientific Meeting American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Los Angeles, CA
Disease Burden of Epilepsy Among the Older Population of Sub-Saharan Africa: 1990-2019 - 91st AANS Annual Scientific Meeting · April 21, 2023 - April 24, 2023 National Scientific Meeting American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Los Angeles, CA
The Gift of Neurosurgery: 60 Years of Sustainable Neurosurgical Development in Nigeria Following the Rockefeller Foundation’s Grant to E. Latunde Odeku, MD, FACS - ACS Clinical Congress · October 16, 2022 - October 20, 2022 National Scientific Meeting American College of Surgeons, San Diego, CA
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Neurosurgery Research Collaborations - 2022 CNS Annual Meeting · October 8, 2022 - October 12, 2022 National Scientific Meeting Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
The Contributions of Low- and Middle-Income Country Authors in the Global Neurosurgery Literature: A Bibliometric Analysis. - 2022 CNS Annual Meeting · October 8, 2022 - October 12, 2022 National Scientific Meeting Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
Types of clinical trials in neuro-oncology - Symposium on clinical trial design and protocol development · July 22, 2022 - July 22, 2022 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Society of Neuro-Oncology in Sub-Saharan Africa (SNOSSA),
Building sustainable neurosurgical systems in developing countries · June 8, 2022 - June 8, 2022 Keynote/Named Lecture Duke Global Surgery Students Alliance (GSSA),
The Scope, Growth and Inequities of the Global Neurosurgery Literature: A Bibliometric Analysis - 90th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting · April 29, 2022 - May 2, 2022 National Scientific Meeting American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Philadelphia, PA
Fulfilling the Specialist Neurosurgery Workforce Needs in Africa: A Projection Modeling and Analysis Towards 2030 - 17th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · March 13, 2022 - March 18, 2022 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Bogota, Colombia
Current Status of Specialist Neurosurgical Training in Africa and Impact on 2030 Neurosurgical Workforce Projections - 17th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery · March 13, 2022 - March 18, 2022 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Bogota, Colombia
Projecting the Neurosurgical Workforce in East Africa: A Computational Approach - 2021 TGH Annual Conference · November 4, 2021 - November 4, 2021 Other NC Triangle Global Health Association,
Impact of Regional Neurosurgical Training Programs on Specialist Neurosurgical Workforce Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa - 2021 CNS Annual Meeting · October 16, 2021 - October 20, 2021 International Meeting or Conference Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Austin, Texas, USA
Specialist Neurosurgical Training in Africa: Current Status and Impact on Neurosurgical Workforce Projections - American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2021 Annual Meeting · August 21, 2021 - August 25, 2021 International Meeting or Conference American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, USA
Neurosurgical Workforce and Training in West Africa: Current Status and Future Projection - 61st Annual Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the West African College of Surgeons · June 14, 2021 - June 17, 2021 International Meeting or Conference West African College of Surgeons, Cotonou, Benin Republic
Fulfilling the Specialist Neurosurgery Workforce Needs in Africa: a SWOT Analysis of Training Programs and Projection towards 2030 - 2021 DAI-DAGPSA Conference: “Africa’s Next Frontiers”. · February 26, 2021 - February 26, 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture Duke Africa Initiative/Duke Africa Graduate and Professional Students Association, Durham, NC, USA

Service to the Profession


Reviewer · 2024 Editorial Activities Neurosurgery,
Member - Global Neurosurgery Committee · 2024 Committee Service World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS),
Member/IRC Representative - Education Subcommittee, ACS Health Outreach Program for Equity in Global Surgery (ACS H.O.P.E.) · 2024 Committee Service American College of Surgeons (ACS),
Member - History Committee · 2023 Committee Service Nigerian Academy of Neurological Surgeons (NANS),
Member/Consultant - International Relations Committee (IRC) · 2023 Committee Service American College of Surgeons (ACS),
Reviewer · 2024 Editorial Activities Neurosurgery,
Member - Global Neurosurgery Committee · 2024 Committee Service World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS),
Member/IRC Representative - Education Subcommittee, ACS Health Outreach Program for Equity in Global Surgery (ACS H.O.P.E.) · 2024 Committee Service American College of Surgeons (ACS),
Member - History Committee · 2023 Committee Service Nigerian Academy of Neurological Surgeons (NANS),
Member/Consultant - International Relations Committee (IRC) · 2023 Committee Service American College of Surgeons (ACS),
Member - International Members and Projects Committee, Young Nigerian Neurosurgeons Forum · 2023 Committee Service Nigerian Academy of Neurological Surgeons (NANS),
Faculty Advisor · 2023 Other Neurosurgery Education and Research Virtual Experience Group (NERVE),
Reviewer · 2022 Editorial Activities Surgical Neurology International,
Academic Editor · 2022 Editorial Activities PLOS One,
Assistant Editor - Archives of Neurosurgery in Africa · 2019 Editorial Activities Nigerian Academy of Neurological Surgeons,
Ag. Head of Clinical Services - Asokoro District Hospital · December 2018 - January 2019 Professional Development Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja, Nigeria,
Chairman - Service Delivery (SERVICOM) and Award/Disciplinary Committees, Asokoro District Hospital · 2017 - 2019 Committee Service Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja, Nigeria.,
Reviewer - Ghana Medical Journal · 2017 - 2018 Editorial Activities
Assistant Secretary-General - Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, FCTA Chapter · 2017 - 2019 Committee Service MDCAN-FCTA,
Academic Programs Coordinator - Department of Surgery, Asokoro District Hospital · 2017 - 2019 Professional Development Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja, Nigeria.,
Reviewer - Orient Journal of Medicine · 2016 - 2016 Editorial Activities
Chief Resident - Department of Neurological Surgery · 2012 - 2015 Professional Development University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria,
Treasurer - National Association of Resident Doctors, Nigeria · 2009 - 2010 Committee Service
Editor - Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine · 2009 - 2015 Editorial Activities Association of Resident Doctors, UCH Ibadan, Nigeria,
Editor - Nigerian Journal of Postgraduate Medicine · 2009 - 2010 Editorial Activities National Association of Resident Doctors, Nigeria,

Service to Duke


Faculty Sponsor/Advisor . Mission:Brain · 2024 Other Duke University Chapter,
Participant . LEADER Program (Leadership Development for Researchers) · January 2024 - June 2024 Professional Development Duke University School of Medicine,
Member . Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (Duke AHEAD) · 2023 Professional Development Duke University,
Participant . ADVANCE-UP Program (Academic DeVelopment, Advocacy, Networking, Coaching and Education for Underrepresented Populations​) · January 2023 - December 2023 Professional Development Duke University School of Medicine,

Academic & Administrative Activities


  • Director of Neurosurgery Research, Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neurology (DGNN), Duke University Department of Neurosurgery/Duke Global Health Institute
  • Course Director, Evidence Based Clinical Practice (HLTHSCI 518), Duke University School of Medicine Master of Biomedical Sciences Program
  • Course Director, Global Health Systems Development (GLHLTH 186FS), Duke University FOCUS Program (Global Health Cluster)
  • Project Lead/Instructor, Building Sustainable neurosurgical Systems in LMICs (GLHLTH 395T/396T/795T/796T), Duke university Bass Connections (Global Health Theme)