Congratulations Craig VanDerVeer, MD On Your Retirement!

You Cannot Truly Measure A Career Of Innovation, Leadership And Healing. 

You Can Only Honor It.

Neurosurgeon Craig VanDerVeer, MD

Neurosurgeon Craig VanDerVeer, MD, a guiding force in neurosurgery for this region and the nation, is beginning a new chapter of possibilities with his retirement. He has made a difference for more than 10,000 surgical patients, and his leadership has positioned our practice and our specialty to successfully face the challenges that lie ahead. 

Thank you for a career that includes:

  • 33 Years of Neurosurgical Care
  • Director and Vice President of the American Board of Neurosurgery 
  • Distinguished Practitioner in Neurosurgery, Southern Neurological Society (2015)
  • Director of the Carolinas Neuroscience and Spine Institute (1996-2011)

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January 29, 2023

Great doctor. He was very blunt & to the point when I met him prior to my surgery. I appreciated him for putting my neck back together. I was told he was the best in NC & that is why my primary physician referred me to him. Going to miss you Dr. Craig. Blessings to you as you start the next chapter of your life journey!
- James Williams

August 25, 2022

Dr. VanDerVeer, For some reason I thought of you this morning and decided to Google you. How serendipitous that I should discover that you are retiring this year! I was a patient of yours in April 1989, when I was 16 years old. I was flown to Carolinas Medical Center from Lancaster, SC, after suffering a TBI. You were the physician who cared for me during that time and the ensuing year. I made a full recovery and am doing well today. So, I want to thank you once again for the excellent care you provided for me and all the thousands of patients you’ve served over the years. Congratulations on your retirement, I wish you many years of love, happiness and fulfillment in this new season of life. Blessings to you, keep going…
- William Kenney

July 19, 2022

Thanks you for everything you did for me when I was not supposed to be walking I am grateful for all Thanks again man enjoy your time off
- Anthony Andrews