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The overarching mission of the Department of Neurosurgery is to provide trainees the finest academic neurosurgery experience possible. It is the department’s goal to identify and train graduating medical students and fellows who have the greatest potential to be the future leaders of academic neurosurgery. Faculty members are committed to providing these select individuals the highest quality surgical and scientific training available anywhere.

A unique feature of training within the Department of Neurosurgery is the dedication to integrating clinical expertise with strong research mentoring. This unique experience provides the critical scientific foundation necessary to develop world-class neurosurgeons and launch the trainee’s career in academic neurosurgery.