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Katherine E McDaniel

Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery, Box 3087, Durham, NC 27710
200 Trent Drive, Box 3087, Durham, NC 27710


Kate McDaniel is the Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Director of Educational Initiatives, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. Before she became a member of the Neurosurgery faculty, she was the GME Educator in charge of Faculty Development at Duke University Hospital and Health System. In that role, she partnered with program directors and core faculty to promote quality teaching, learning, and evaluation across programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and a Masters in Social Work. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. McDaniel spent five years as the GME Education Specialist at St. Louis University School of Medicine.  

Dr. McDaniel currently works with clinical faculty in her department to develop cohesive curricula and assessment across the residency and fellowship programs. She has presented faculty development sessions at several departmental grand rounds and conferences throughout Duke University Health System and as an invited lecturer at other institutions.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery · 2021 - Present Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery

Education, Training & Certifications

Saint Louis University · 2016 Ph.D.