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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. 

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Santiago named chief of spine division at University of Missouri

Santiago named chief of spine division at University of Missouri

After more than 19 years in the Department of Neurosurgery, a familiar face will be departing soon. Paul Santiago, MD, is joining the faculty of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Missouri as the Chief of the Spine Division. His last day is Jan. 31. Dr. Santiago joined us at WashU immediately after […]
Washington University alumnus Greenberg joins Department of Neurosurgery

Washington University alumnus Greenberg joins Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University is proud to announce that Jacob Greenberg, MD, will join the spine division in August 2023. Greenberg’s research focuses on using data science, comparative effectiveness analyses, and mixed methods to improve patient outcomes in spine surgery. As assistant professor, he will oversee the department’s effort to expand the […]
Meet our new residents

Meet our new residents

This summer WashU Neurosurgery welcomed four new residents to our program: Ajay Chatrath, MD, PhD, Tatenda Mahlokozera, MD, PhD, Alexander Perdomo Pantoja, MD, and Jane Yuan, MSCI, MD. All four have quickly acclimated to life as a neurosurgery resident. Learn about the challenges and accomplishments that the first few months have brought. Ajay Chatrath, MD, PhD What […]