Berry-Candelario, John, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.66 out of 5 | 189 reviews
Neurological Surgery
Novant Health Spine Specialists - Randolph Road
(704) 367-4800
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Patient Comments 41 reviews
May 27, 2022
-Patient in MONROE, North Carolina

May 24, 2022
Emotion and perception rated 10. Dr. Berry rated 10
-Patient in MATTHEWS, North Carolina

May 21, 2022
Everything was good
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

May 20, 2022
I cannot say enough about how grateful I am for Dr John Berry-Candelario and his team, Cherrelle, and Kelly. I am always warmly greeted and the level of care is just above and beyond. These guys have become apart of our family. Thank you will never be enough to express my gratitude for this team.
-Patient in BOONE, North Carolina

May 15, 2022
Great health care team and very professional!
-Patient in HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina

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Novant Health Spine Specialists - Randolph Road
(704) 367-4800

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Medical School:
Harvard University

Duke University Hospital Program 2018
Massachusetts General Hospital 2014

Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 2019
National Institutes of Health 2015

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When I was a kid, I had seizures. It was difficult for us because the doctors couldn't figure out why I was having them. My mother would tell me that those seizures wouldn't stop me from being whatever I wanted to be. She would check out books from the library about the brain to help me cope, and I remember thinking, when I grow up, I'm going to be a doctor who studies the brain.

Today my seizures are gone, and I am a neurosurgeon. My early experiences sparked a passion within me to help others who are diagnosed with cancer of the brain or spine.

I work with my patients and the oncology team to set goals for the surgical management of tumors, whether it is to control pain, improve or maintain neurologic function, or improve the quality of life. I am also an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Spine Tumor Knowledge Committee and the North American Spine Society. My membership in these organizations keeps me up to date on the latest research and treatment options in the field. I'm also actively engaged in clinical research focused on using immunotherapy platforms for spine tumors and understanding the gut microbiome impact on inflammation of the nervous system, as well as endoscopic spine surgery.

Beyond my work at the hospital and in my clinic, I believe in serving the greater good. My father was a Marine during the Vietnam conflict. He was exposed to Agent Orange, which left him with health issues. Then, during my residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Duke Medical Center, I cared for veterans. These experiences moved me to join the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2015 and serve as a medical corps officer. Most recently, I was called up to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

I grew up in Washington, D.C., where I played football and ran track in high school. I continued both sports in college and even briefly considered going to the NFL, but medicine won out. My wife and I moved to Charlotte in early 2021 with our three children, ages 4, 9 and 14. We wanted to be closer to family. I enjoy being a weekend warrior by coaching youth sports and mentoring at-risk youth, spending time with my wife at our kids' activities and biking in the beautiful national parks.

Special Interests: Spine Oncology, Neurological Spine Surgery

Gender: Male