Vibhor Krishna, MD, SM

Associate Professor
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Neurosurgery, Pain Management
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 7:30 AM - 4:30 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Spine Center and Neurosurgery Clinic (Neurosurgery)
1350 Raleigh Road
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 974-6740

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain Management

Subspecialties

  • Movement Disorders
  • Cranial Surgery
  • Epilepsy

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

About Vibhor Krishna, MD, SM

I am a neurosurgeon with expertise in functional neurosurgery and neuromodulation. I perform surgeries to stimulate or ablate specific targets in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves to treat patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. As a surgeon-scientist, I focus on translational neuroimaging research to improve patient outcomes. This research aims to enhance neuromodulation’s effectiveness through personalized medicine, develop ...
I am a neurosurgeon with expertise in functional neurosurgery and neuromodulation. I perform surgeries to stimulate or ablate specific targets in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves to treat patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. As a surgeon-scientist, I focus on translational neuroimaging research to improve patient outcomes. This research aims to enhance neuromodulation’s effectiveness through personalized medicine, develop and optimize less-invasive treatments, and test emerging surgical therapies in clinical trials. I have also published over 60 research papers in prestigious journals like Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders, Pain, and JAMA Neurology.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Medical School

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2004

Residency

  • Medical University of South Carolina, 2006 - 2013
  • Area: Neurosurgery

Fellowship

  • University of Toronto, 2013 - 2015
  • Area: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Internship

  • Creighton University, 2006
  • Area: General Surgery

Master of Science

  • Harvard University, 2004 - 2005
  • Area: Epidemiology

Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certified, 2019
Translational neuroimaging research aiming to enhance neuromodulation’s effectiveness through personalized medicine, develop and optimize less-invasive neurosurgery, and test emerging surgical treatments in clinical trials
Functional neurosurgery, neuromodulation

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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