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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

Virtual sub-internship: events for medical students going into neurosurgery

Virtual sub-internship: events for medical students going into neurosurgery

Join us for one session or our entire series of one-hour events for medical students going into neurosurgery. Featuring discussions with Washington University neurosurgery faculty, the events will cover everything from advice about going into neurosurgery, the benefits of learning from the most complex cases, and becoming an innovative neurosurgeon-scientist. Bring your questions! To sign […]
Washington University celebrates inventors, including Department of Neurosurgery faculty

Washington University celebrates inventors, including Department of Neurosurgery faculty

Washington University will celebrate innovations and inventors, including those developed by Department of Neurosurgery faculty members, at the annual 2021 WashU Celebration of Inventors on April 15. Washington University inventors who have received patents in the last year will be recognized at the event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Central Time via Zoom. Several startups involving or […]
Q&A with Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery Brenton Pennicooke, MD

Q&A with Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery Brenton Pennicooke, MD

Brenton Pennicooke, MD, joined Washington University last year after completing a post-residency fellowship in complex spinal reconstruction and minimally invasive spine surgery under the guidance of both neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons.  He is the first Black faculty member in the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery. His diverse training gives him a unique insight into […]