“My passion is in the treatment of spinal problems with a special emphasis on the cervical spine and minimally invasive procedures for the lumbar spine. I’ve always believed that the least invasive way to treat a problem is usually the best. My treatment approach often involves conservative treatments first before surgery is considered. It is also my goal to provide personalized, compassionate, and comprehensive care to each patient. Our patients are at the core of the practice and each staff member values the importance of his or her role in helping patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle.”
 

Dennis E. Bullard, MD, FACS is a Board Certified Neurological Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a graduate of St. Louis University Medical School in 1975. He did his internship and residency at Duke University and a fellowship in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurologic Disease in London. He was on the faculty at Duke University from 1982 through 1987 and was a tenured Associated Professor in Neurosurgery. He received a Teacher Investigator award from the National Institutes of Health and research awards from the International Neurosurgical Society and the Southern Neurosurgical Society.

Dr. Bullard has been in practice in Raleigh since 1987. He is a former chairman of the Joint Section on Tumors and the Stereotactic and Functional Section of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has served as chairman of surgery and neurosurgery at Rex Hospital. He has been named to America's Top Rated Physicians and the Best Doctors in America. He has been elected to the International Who's Who in Medicine and is a member of the North Carolina Spine Society. His major interests are spinal problems with a special emphasis on the cervical spine and minimally invasive procedures for the lumbar spine.

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Awards and Accolades

AANS 2010
  • First Place Award “Correlation Between Surgical
    Morbidity and Number of Levels Anteriorly Fused” ............... 2010
Patients’ Choice Award ...................................................................... 2009
Business North Carolina ............................................................. 2007-08
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina .................................................. 2006-07
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina .................................................. 2004-05
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina .................................................. 2002-03
Best Doctors in America ............................................................. 2007-08
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina ................................................. 2005-06
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina ................................................. 2003-04
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina ................................................. 2002-03
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina ................................................. 2001-02
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina ................................................. 1997-98
VA Merit Review Board Award ........................................... 1986-90
  • (Phase I Imaging and Therapeutic Trials with
    Anti-glioma Monoclonal Antibodies)
American Cancer Society Institutional Award ............. 1983-84
  • (Determination of Optimal Route of Administration of
    Monoclonal Antibody for Human Glioma Growing
    Intracranially in Immunosuppressed Rats)
NINCDS Program Project on Malignant Human ....... 1984-89
  • Gliomas and Medulloblastomas
    (Subproject: Optimal delivery of Monoclonal Intracranial
    Human Gliomas and Medulloblastomas in
    Immunosuppressed Rats P01 NS20023)
NINCDS Teachers Investigators Dev. Award ............. 1983-88
  • (Localization of Monoclonal Antibodies in
    Human Gliomas #1 K07NS00800 01)

Academic Council Duke University ............................................ 1985

  • C. and F. Demuth Foundation International Award for
    Young Investigators in Neuroscience, Given by
    Swiss Medical Research Society ................................................... 1982

Admiral Chambliss Memorial Award

  • Navy League of the United States ................................................... 1981

The Southern Neurosurgical Society

  • Outstanding Young Men of America Award ................................ 1981
  • Resident's Award ..................................................................................... 1980

Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • National Research Service Award .................................................... 1980
  • NCI Grant 1 32 CA 06680 01
    "Neuropathological Investigation of Human Glioma Patients"

Duke University Medical Center

  • Individual Research Training Award ................................................ 1979

St. Louis University

  • Alpha Omega Alpha ............................................................................... 1975
  • Cum Laude
    Thurston Scholar ................................................................................. 1974-75
  • Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship ............................................ 1975
  • MD, Cum Laude ................................................................................ 1975

University of Southern California

  • BA Psychology, Cum Laude .......................................................... 1971
  • BA Psychology, Cum Laude .......................................................... 1971
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Scholarship Award .................................. 1970-71
  • Nettie Hill Scholar ............................................................................. 1970-71
  • University Scholar ............................................................................ 1967-69
  • Resident Honors Program ............................................................. 1967-68
  • Summer Honors Program .................................................................... 1967

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