C. Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD C. Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD

C. Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgeon

4.91 out of 5  (37 ratings, 8 reviews)
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919-684-6273 Office number
919-668-1221
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Although I enjoy all facets of neurosurgery, my practice is devoted to caring for patients with spinal-based pathologies ranging from degenerative disease, trauma, and deformity but centered on patients with spinal tumors. I aim to provide a comprehensive patient experience through collaborations with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the best overall but personalized patient care. I have undergone additional training learning specialized techniques from spine oncology experts around the world in order to bring these potential treatments and strategies to my patients.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Duke Spine Services

I am part of a team of spine orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons that offers a full spectrum of spine surgery options, including disc replacement to relieve pain and swelling, complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove spinal cancer lesions.

My surgical specialties
  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Laminectomy and laminotomy
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  • Anterior spinal fusion
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  • Corpectomy
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2018 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
72,199
Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
72,199
My surgical specialties
  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Laminectomy and laminotomy
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  • Anterior spinal fusion
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  • Corpectomy
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Procedures I perform the most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2018 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland), 2010
PhD, Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland), 2010
RESIDENCY
Internship, Neurological Surgery/Halsted General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 2011
Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 2017
FELLOWSHIP
Complex Spine Intramural and Postdoctoral Spine Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 2014-2016
Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts), 2015-2016
Medical Device Fellowship Program, U.S Food & Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health, Office of Device Evaluation, Division of Orthopedic Devices, Posterior Spine Devices Branch, 2015
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My lab focuses on causes and potential treatments for diseases affecting the spine. Specifically, we investigate the mechanisms by which cancer cells move to or develop from the spinal column, genetic predictors of survival, tumor-associated pain, and clinical outcomes associated with spinal tumors. We aim to translate potential gene and protein discoveries into therapeutic and diagnostic benefit to improve quality and quantity of life of patients diagnosed with spinal cancers.

PUBLICATIONS
View C. Goodwin's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.91 out of 5 (37 ratings, 8 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.