Muhammad M. Abd-El-Barr, MD, PhD Muhammad M. Abd-El-Barr, MD, PhD

Muhammad M. Abd-El-Barr, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgeon

4.85 out of 5  (39 ratings, 5 reviews)
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919-684-6273 Office number
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

As a Neurosurgeon with fellowship training in Spine Surgery, I have dedicated my professional life to treating patients with spine disorders. These include spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, herniated discs and spine tumors. I incorporate minimally-invasive spine (MIS) techniques whenever appropriate to minimize pain and length of stay, yet not compromise on achieving the goals of surgery, which is ultimately to get you back to the quality of life you once enjoyed. I was drawn to medicine and neurosurgery for the unique ability to incorporate the latest in technology and neuroscience to making patients better. I will treat you and your loved ones with the same kind of care I would want my loved ones to be treated with. In addition to my clinical practice, I will be working with Duke Bioengineers and Neurobiologists on important basic and translational questions surrounding spinal cord injuries (SCI), which we hope to bring to clinical relevance.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
Arabic, English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Baylor College of Medicine (Texas), 2009
PhD, Baylor College of Medicine (Texas), 2009
RESIDENCY
Neurological Surgery, University of Florida, 2009-2012
Neurological Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts), 2012-2016
FELLOWSHIP
Spine Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts), 2016-2017
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am particularly interested in studying treatments for spinal cord injury, using the latest bioengineering and neuroscience advances to further this. As a surgeon with both bioengineering and a neuroscience background, I will be working with the scientists at Duke to help bring these treatments to help patients. I am also interested in advancing minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) techniques to decrease pain and length of hospitalization so we can get you back to the life you would like to enjoy as fast as possible.

PUBLICATIONS
View Muhammad Abd-El-Barr's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.85 out of 5 (39 ratings, 5 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.