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in NIH Funding

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top 10 residency program

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active clinical trials

Comprehensive patient care

National leaders in every subspecialty offer personalized, team-based care for the full range of adult and pediatric neurosurgical conditions. 

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Commitment to innovation

Our rare focus on innovation and technology allows us to offer patients the very latest advances and optimal treatments — many developed by our own highly skilled surgeons.

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Offering virtual consults and in-person visits at five convenient locations.

Excellence in education

Our seven-year residency and one-year fellowship prepare trainees for successful careers in academic neurosurgery. 

  • Mentorship from pioneers in the field
  • Extraordinary research opportunities
  • High-volume, comprehensive clinical practice
  • Collaborative, inclusive culture
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Number 11 in NIH funding among neurosurgery departments icon

Our innovative research fuels advances that save lives.

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Welcome to our new neurosurgery residents

Welcome to our new neurosurgery residents

They’ve only been here a short time, but already our three new residents took 2nd place in the Society of Neurological Surgeons Virtual Intern Boot Camp competition.  Immersed in training, and winning awards, they took a moment to tell us a bit about themselves and their experience in St. Louis so far. David Giles, MD […]
Making a Difference

Making a Difference

The Making a Difference program provides a unique way to recognize staff who go above and beyond to advance the Washington University department mission to provide the best neurosurgical patient care possible. To recognize someone, both staff and faculty can submit nominations at the Making a Difference email address. Each month, three nominees are randomly […]