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Meet our Associate Program Directors

C EcksteinThanks for your interest in the Duke Neurology Residency program. In my role as associate program director,  I help to ensure the resident experience is a beneficial one. I believe a strong residency program is key to any great department. An atmosphere that nurtures educational excellence for residents inevitably ensures continued faculty improvement as well. This extends into all facets of academic neurology, including teaching, research, and leadership development.

Together our faculty strive to create the best learning environment possible for our residents. Our goal is to train outstanding neurologists, capable of managing all aspects of general and specialty neurology.

I hope you consider applying to Duke. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at

Christopher Eckstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

SpectorAs the associate program director for the Duke Neurology Residency Program, my role is to support the program director and the residents. I help Dr. Sinha with aspects of the residency such as scheduling, planning educational events, and program improvement projects. For the residents, I am one of the attendings in continuity clinic and provide another ear to listen to any concerns the residents might have. My primary goal is to keep the residency responsive to resident concerns and help implement suggestions for improvement.  While I believe our residency is already a great place to train, there’s always room for improvement and personalization of that training.

I feel strongly that anyone who trains with us will get an outstanding education while being treated respectfully as a colleague. We strive to provide top-notch training in all aspects of medicine, including research, administration/leadership, education, and, of course, clinical. We have opportunities for residents to excel in any or all of these areas. Our goal is to help our residents become part of the next generation of leaders in whatever career path they choose.

I hope you consider applying to Duke. If I can answer any questions, please feel free to email me at




Andrew Spector, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency