Dr. DeCuypere earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Tennessee Technological University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He received his medical degree and doctorate in neurobiology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center combined MD, PhD program, and then completed neurosurgical residency in Memphis with Semmes Murphey Clinic and the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery.
Dr. DeCuypere treats both adult and pediatric patients and specializes in minimally invasive neurosurgery. His research interests include exploring the complex molecular biology of glioblastoma and medulloblastoma. He has a passion for uncovering novel therapeutic treatment protocols for these diseases.
Dr. DeCuypere completed fellowships in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Oncology and Complex Endoscopy with Dr. Charlie Teo in Sydney, Australia and Pediatric Neurosurgery with Dr. Rick Boop at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital / St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee.
A.W. & Hilda Singer Undergraduate Scholarship Award
Hendrick Memorial Pre-Medical Sciences Scholarship Award
Phi Kappa Phi National Collegiate Honor Society
National Collegiate Foreign Languages Honor Society
University of Tennessee Graduate Neuroscience Research Fellowship
Most Outstanding Student in Neurology – UTHSC Department of Neurology
University of Tennessee Alumni Achievement Award in Biomedical Research
Kenneth Shulman Award – AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
AANS & CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Society for Neuro-Oncology
Society for Neuroscience
Disorders & Treatments
Additional Areas of Expertise
Congenital Brain & Spinal Abnormalities
Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
Spinal Cord Tumors