Fast Facts

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#9

in NIH Funding

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10

top 10 residency program

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30+

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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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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News

Park named Margery Campbell Fort Professor of Neurological Surgery

Park named Margery Campbell Fort Professor of Neurological Surgery

Recognized for pioneering accomplishments in pediatric neurosurgery Pediatric neurosurgeon Tae Sung Park, MD, one of the top  neurosurgeons worldwide in his field, has been named the Margery Campbell Fort Professor of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The professorship was established by St. Louis philanthropist and businessman Jeffrey Fort in memory […]
Meet our new people

Meet our new people

We’re excited to welcome our new Advanced Practice Providers and staff to the Department of Neurosurgery. Advanced Practice Providers  Brittany HeitkampNurse Practitioner, Pediatric Neurosurgery Keith PattenNurse Practitioner, Pediatric Neurosurgery Jared ThatcherPhysician Assistant Melissa WallisNurse Practitioner Joe WalshPhysician Assistant Staff Julianna Amaral PassipieriDivision Administrator,Neurotechnology Division Nick BagbyClinical Service Representative II Wendy BettisPrecertification Coordinator Noman Bin AbidPostdoc […]
Washington University neurosurgeons named Top Doctors 2021

Washington University neurosurgeons named Top Doctors 2021

Congratulations to the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery faculty recognized on the 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.   Castle Connolly curates one of the most recognizable databases of physicians in the United States. The selection process is entirely merit-based; physicians do not pay to be listed on Castle Connolly. They are nominated […]