Michael M. Haglund was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 27th, 1958. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University graduating magna cum laude where he was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams. He attended the University of Washington School Of Medicine as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program obtaining his M.D. with Honors and his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics with Philip A. Schwartzkroin, Ph.D. He was elected as a junior medical student to the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. His neurosurgical training under the tutelage of H. Richard Winn, M.D. at the University of Washington School of Medicine included a two year Fellowship in Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School with Gary Blasdel, Ph.D. and one year at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in Wimbledon, London, England. Dr. Haglund completed his residency with an Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship with George A. Ojemann, M.D. During his neurological surgery residency, Dr. Haglund received the prestigious Klingenstein Foundation Fellowship in the Neurosciences, the AANS Research Fellowship, the Grass Foundation Morison Fellowship, the American Epilepsy Society Lennox Fellowship, and a funding from the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He also was part of multiple patents on the use of optical imaging with Daryl Hochman, Ph.D.
Dr. Haglund was appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina by Dr. David Sabiston, MD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Robert H. Wilkins, MD, Division Chief of Neurosurgery in 1995. He currently serves as the Surgical Director of the Duke Epilepsy Center and took over from Chief of Neurosurgery, Allan Friedman, M.D., in 2008 as the Program and Training Director for the Neurosurgery Training Program at Duke University.
Dr. Haglund’s academic areas of interest are focused on the surgical treatment of epilepsy, the cortical organization of language, and the use of optical imaging to map seizure onset and propagation. He received the NIH Clinical Investigator Development Award and the Sloan Fellowship on hisarrival at Duke and proceeded with funding from NIH, the Dana Foundation and industry grants to provide continuous support for his optical imaging research and his work with Sandra Serafini, Ph.D. on multimodality cortical mapping of language. Dr. Haglund has also focused on medical missions work over the last 13 years, in Ecuador for a decade, and now with a neurosurgical project in Uganda. In 2007, he brought a 30 member neurosurgical team to Uganda with state of the art medical equipment. Dr. Haglund serves on the Duke Global Health PLUS (Placement of Life-giving Usable Surplus) Committee which help donate over 3 million dollars in equipment to Uganda.
Dr Haglund holds positions on the Duke Medical Scientist Training Program Admissions Committee, Executive Committee of the Duke Global Health Institute, Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery, and is the Co-Director of the Ugandan East African Neurosurgical Training Program.
Dr. Haglund and his wife Christine were married in 1980 and have two children, Sean, a soccer player at Wake Forest University and Tanya, a ballet and jazz dancer in high school at