Matthew G. Ewend, MD, FACS
Chief Clinical Officer (CCO), UNC Health Care
Dr. Matthew Ewend is the Chief Clinical Officer of UNC Health Care & President of UNC Physicians. In this role, he has responsibility for the overall physician enterprise of the UNC Health Care System, a statewide network of 13 hospitals and more than 3,200 employed physicians across 700 affiliated practices. In addition, he oversees the quality program, the value program, and the partnership of UNC Physicians with our hospitals.
In addition, Dr. Ewend is a practicing Neurosurgeon at the UNC School of Medicine, specializing in neuro-oncology. He served as Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery from 2010 until 2019, stepping down to assume the CCO role of UNC Health. He joined the faculty in 1997 after completing medical school, neurosurgery residency, and a brain tumor fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Ewend’s clinical interests center on endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors, especially pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, and metastases. His research interest centers on developing genetically-modified, cell-based therapies for treatment of brain tumors.