Michael Haglund, MD, PhD, MACM
Division Chief/ Director
Dr. Haglund founded the Divison of Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neurology (DGNN) in October 2014, but DGNN’s roots trace back to 2007 when Dr. Haglund established Duke’s collaboration with Mulago National Referreal Hospital/Makerere University College of Health Sciences to build neurosurgical capacity. From this collaboration, Dr. Haglund started and co-directs Uganda’s first Neurosurgery Training Program—one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s only neurosurgery residency programs—at Mulago National Referral Hospital. He has created a course to train Uganda’s general surgeons in basic lifesaving neurosurgery procedures and has organized surgical camps led by Duke Health professionals to perform surgeries and train Ugandan neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, and nursing staff. Dr. Haglund has worked to secure many grants to conduct research to build surgical and care capacity and, ultimately, a country-wide neurosurgery network. In addition, he founded the Duke Global Health PLUS (Placement of Life-Saving Useable Surplus) program, which has provided more than 92 tons of medical equipment and supplies worth $13 million to Uganda, and more than $1 million of equipment.