Muhammad Abd-El-Barr
Muhammad Abd-El-Barr

Muhammad Abd-El-Barr

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery


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.


Associate Professor of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine


B.A.Sc. 2000

2000 University of Toronto (Canada)

M.S. 2002

2002 University of Texas, Austin

MD./PhD. 2009

2009 Baylor, College of Medicine

Internship and Residency, NEUROSURGERY

2012 University of Florida


2016 Brigham and Women's Hospital

Spine Surgery Fellowship, NEUROSURGERY

2017 Brigham and Women's Hospital

Publications, Grants & Awards

DCI Centers, Cancer Types & Labs