Dr. Matthew Ewend, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 56

Dr. Ewend
Accepting new patients

UNC Hospitals

101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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(984) 974-1000

Dr. Matthew Ewend, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Ewend has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ewend to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ewend is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital Chapel Hill, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ewend

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ewend treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ewend treats other conditions, please contact the office at (984) 974-1000.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Ewend is experienced in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Ewend's conditions and procedures:

  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Ewend accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MedCost PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American

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  • Listened & answered questions (12)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
  • Explained conditions well (11)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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A highly energetic, knowledgable, committed practitioner.
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LGLH in Creston, NC – Feb 24, 2017
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Amazing care throughout our ordeal with finding out my husband had an acoustic neuroma. The surgery took twice as long as we expected, but everything before, during and after went great. I am very happy with how quickly we were able to schedule the surgery and my husband's level of care while in the UNC Chapel Hill hospital. My husband had a pretty large brain tumor and it wasn't easy but they took wonderful care of him. Dr Ewend and his team are amazing. Very thankful!
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Wood82 in Ft Bragg, NC – Mar 15, 2016
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Dr. Ewend operated on me twice in 1999. When I first met Dr. Ewend, like anyone else, I was scared to even think about brain surgery. His mannerism and his confidence that he could take care of my tumor/cyst calmed me greatly. I would recommend Dr. Ewend to anyone.
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Jeffrey Crabtree in Aberdeen, NC – Jan 28, 2016
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Care Philosophy

My goal on the first visit is to build a strong relationship with my patient and his or her family. In addition to a thoughtful review of their case, patients...Read more


My goal on the first visit is to build a strong relationship with my patient and his or her family.


  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology

Board Certifications


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Neuro-Oncology
Fellowship Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Matthew Ewend, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Matthew Ewend, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ewend frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Ewend specializes.

Where is Dr. Matthew Ewend, MD's office located?

Dr. Ewend's office is located at 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Matthew Ewend, MD offer telehealth services?

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UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

UNC Hospitals Adult Oncology Clinics

UNC Hospitals Adult Oncology Clinics101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ewend is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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University of North Carolina Hospital

Chapel Hill, NC

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)