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in NIH Funding


top 10 residency program


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

Our innovative research fuels advances that save lives.

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

Join us for one session or our entire series of 45-minute events for medical students going into neurosurgery. Featuring discussions with Washington University neurosurgery faculty and residents, the events will cover everything from advice about going into neurosurgery, how to get the best clinical training, and becoming an innovative neurosurgeon-scientist. Bring your questions! To sign […]

Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery ranked #6 in 2019-2020 U.S. News rankings

The Department of Neurosurgery congratulates St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine on its U.S. News & World Report ranking as among the nation’s best in its 2019-2020 “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey. Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery were ranked #6. The 2019 survey considered data submitted by 191 pediatric hospitals. Of those, only 24 ranked […]

Welcome to our new faculty

Camilo Molina, MD Camilo Molina, MD, will focus on MIS and MIS-deformity and will have a robust spine surgical innovation program in partnership with Eric Leuthardt, MD, in our Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology. He is originally from Bogota, Columbia and trained as a resident and    fellow at Johns Hopkins University School […]