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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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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 Elvisa Kurtovic, NP

Q&A with Elvisa Kurtovic, NP

When did you join the Department of Neurosurgery?  I joined in January of 2015 as a Nurse Practitioner. What do you enjoy most about your job? I enjoy taking care of my patients. Each interaction I have with a patient is an opportunity to catch any worrying signs and symptoms that need immediate attention. I […]
Vellimana joins Neurosurgery faculty

Vellimana joins Neurosurgery faculty

Ananth Vellimana, MD, is joining the faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University as assistant professor on the investigator track beginning July 1. Currently an endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellow with the Department of Radiology, Dr. Vellimana completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the lab of Gregory Zipfel, MD, followed by neurosurgery residency at […]
Surgery shows potential for treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Surgery shows potential for treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary or dangerous event. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened, have flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, even when they are not in danger.  About one in 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their […]