Charles Duncan, MD, FAANS

Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics and Surgery (Human Anatomy)

Departments & Organizations

Neurosurgery: Pediatric Neurosurgery

Craniofacial Surgery Program

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Yale Cancer Center: Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Duncan graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1968 with a BA degree and received his medical degree from Duke University in 1972. He did his surgical internship from 1971-1972 at Duke and his neurosurgery residency, also at Duke, from 1972-1977. He joined the Yale faculty and the Yale-New Haven Hospital staff in 1977. He received his board certification in Neurosurgical Surgery in 1979.

In 1978, he became Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Yale and has progressed through the academic ranks at the university to become Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics in 1994.

He spent 1985-1986 in Special Studies at the School of Organization and Management Group. He has established the only dedicated pediatric neurosurgical unit in the state, published over 100 articles, and has been the principal investigator or co-investigator in twenty funded research projects. He was the co-principal investigator for the Indomethacin Projects to prevent intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm infants, which has been adopted in over 75 countries. He has served on the Credentials Committee, Operating Room Work Redesign Committee, By-Laws Review, Risk Management and other hospital committees. He is the program director for the Neurosurgery Residency Program.

After running one marathon, Dr. Duncan decided he preferred fly-fishing.

Education & Training

MD Duke University (1971)
Resident Duke University Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery (1979)

Honors & Recognition

  • Honorary M.A.Yale University (1995)

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Contact Info

Charles Duncan, MD, FAANS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric Specialty Center/Yale NeurosurgeryYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste 2nd floor West Pavilion

New Haven, CT 06504
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Yale Pediatric Specialty Center - Pediatric Neurosurgery747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Mailing Address
NeurosurgeryPO Box 208082
New Haven, CT 06520-8082

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