Erik F. Hauck, MD Erik F. Hauck, MD

Erik F. Hauck, MD

Neurosurgeon

4.9 out of 5  (38 ratings, 2 reviews)
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ABOUT ME

My research and clinical focus is cerebrovascular disease, specifically the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, carotid disease, Moya-moya and stroke. I also treat patients with brain tumors and spine issues. In general, I like to analyze complex problems and propose simple solutions. In neurosurgery, typically, the simplest solution is the safest. Your safety and best possible treatment is my number one priority. More often than not, you may be surprised to learn that after thorough analysis of all the information, you may not need treatment, but instead careful observation. If treatment is indicated, I provide a comprehensive spectrum of care including radiosurgery, minimally invasive treatment in the cathlab, and open surgery. At Duke, I love to be able to offer these services as a member of a friendly and fabulous team. In addition, I am proud to be able to provide the newest clinical treatment options available. My ultimate goal is to further improve patient experience and outcomes. My hobbies are playing the piano, hiking, skiing and gardening, which I enjoy together with my wife and four children.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, German
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Westfalian Wilhelm's University (Germany), 1999
RESIDENCY
Internship, Neurosurgical Pathophysiology, Gutenberg University (Germany), 2000-2001
Internship, General Surgery/Neurosurgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2001-2002
Neurosurgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2002-2007 (Chief Resident, 2006-2007)
FELLOWSHIP
Neurosurgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Texas), 2004
Cerebrovascular Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, 2007-2008
Endovascular Neurosurgery, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2008-2009
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Surgery, Neurological
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research aims to advance treatment for ischemic stroke, brain aneurysm and arteriovenous malformations. Using intravital video microscopy, I have been able to investigate the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke. After the initial insult, patients deteriorate further through an inflammatory response (secondary injury). Reducing this response helps the development of new neuro-protective agents to improve outcome after stroke. In 2009, we had initial clinical success in the experimental use of stents in the treatment of acute stroke. The concept has been further developed. Today, specially designed stents are clinically available as a so-called "stent retriever" aka "stent on a stick". As a break-through, the application of these stents has dramatically changed our field. Since 2015 stroke catheter interventions have become the standard of care, similarly to catheter interventions for a heart attack by the interventional cardiologist. Other recently designed stents divert the blood flow away from brain aneurysms and make a cure possible even for giant aneurysms through a needle stick in the groin. We are in the process of refining our indications and further improve our devices.

PUBLICATIONS
View Erik Hauck's publications on PubMed
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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (38 ratings, 2 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
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