Fast Facts

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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 9 in NIH funding among Neurosurgery departments.

Our innovative research fuels advances that save lives.

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Q&A with Wald-Dickler, medical assistant

Q&A with Wald-Dickler, medical assistant

What is your current role within the department, and how long have you been at WashU? This August, I will celebrate my 10th anniversary at WashU. I’m a medical assistant III supporting Dr. Kim, Dr. Dunn and Dr. Chicoine. What are some of your daily work responsibilities? Wow, I don’t know where to begin. My […]
New Brain Tumor Center at Siteman Cancer Center

New Brain Tumor Center at Siteman Cancer Center

With more than 100 scientists and clinicians dedicated to benign and malignant tumors, the Brain Tumor Center is focused on developing the most innovative and effective therapies to treat brain tumors. The Center’s multidisciplinary approach has already led to several ground-breaking clinical trials, offered at Siteman Cancer Center, including immunotherapy, genomics-based precision medicine, and laser […]