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Clinical Rotations


  • Surgical / Critical Care - 6 months
  • Neurology - 3 months
  • Neurosurgery - 3 months


  • Clinical Neurosurgery - 12 months


  • Neuroradiology / Neuro-Opthalmology / Stereotactic Radiosurgery - 6 months
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery - 4 months
  • Neuropathology - 2 months


  • Clinical Neurosurgery - 12 months


  • Clinical Neurosurgery - Senior Resident - 12 months

PGY-6 and PGY-7

  • Clinical Neurosurgery - Chief Resident - 12 months
  • Advanced Clinical training (chose one of six areas)
  • Research

PGY-6 and PGY-7 are tailored to fit the goals and interests of the graduating resident. Of the 24 months, 12 are spent as chief resident and 12 are devoted to either research in a structured laboratory environment or advanced clinical training in one of 6 areas, as determined by the resident. These 6 areas represent intensive “fellowship-like” experiences with renowned faculty:

  • Pain Management and Movement Disorders - We have one of the most active deep-brain stimulation programs for Parkinson’s disease in the country.
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders - We are an international referral center for conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia and hemi-facial spasm.
  • Complex Spine - We perform hundreds of instrumentation cases per year to treat degenerative disease or trauma. (We are a Level 1 Trauma Center.)
  • Neuro-Oncology - We perform hundreds of craniotomies each year for tumor resection; we also perform LINAC-based radiosurgery procedures.
  • Neuroendoscopy - Our program is led by one of the pioneers in the field; both spine and intra-cranial applications are performed.
  • Skull Base and Neurovascular - We perform more than 100 surgeries for aneurysms and a range of skull-base surgeries per year.


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