Our History and Mission

Over 60 Years of Compassionate and Expert Care

After more than 60 years, Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic remains dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for patients.

  • We believe that it is our responsibility to serve our patients with the most advanced and cost-effective surgical techniques possible.
  • We believe that it’s important to care for our patients in a compassionate and empathetic manner.
  • We believe in minimizing surgical trauma, and use microsurgical and minimally invasive techniques as much as possible.

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Our History

Dr. LeRoy Allen founded Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic in 1954, determined to offer neurosurgery in his hometown. Neurosurgery was still a new field, and many local physicians didn’t think a neurosurgeon was needed in Raleigh (which was then a town of 40,000). Dr. Allen founded the clinic to better serve local residents after completing his neurosurgical training at the University of Virginia under Dr. Walter Crutchfield.

Dr. LeRoy Allen’s son, Dr. Robert Allen, joined the practice in 1985. When his father retired from neurosurgery in 1993 after nearly 40 years in practice (just before his 70th birthday), Dr. Robert Allen took over Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic. In 2002, Dr. Russell Margraf joined Dr. Allen to expand the services offered at the clinic. Dr. LeRoy Allen passed away in 2012.

In October of 2013, Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic merged with Capital Neurosurgery to become Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic Inc. This brought the two oldest neurosurgery practices in Wake County together to more effectively treat local patients. Dr. Kenneth Rich founded Capital Neurosurgery Inc in 1986, and was joined by Dr. Timothy Garner in 1989. Though separate entities, Drs. Rich and Garner had worked very closely with the neurosurgeons at Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic throughout their careers, and Dr. Garner had even worked in the operating room at Rex Hospital with Dr. LeRoy Allen while growing up in Raleigh.

Today, Dr. Robert Allen and his partners Dr. Rich, Dr. Garner, Dr. Margraf, Dr. Lars, Dr. Belayev, Dr. Khoury, Dr. Burnsed, and Dr. Fukushima serve the greater Raleigh, North Carolina community with the highest quality neurosurgical care available.  Following the merger, the four neurosurgeons have more than 90 years of experience, and Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic Inc. has grown to become the primary leader in neurosurgery in central North Carolina and one of the largest private neurosurgical group practices in the area.

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