Neurosurgery residency virtual Q&A

Neurosurgery residents receiving training.

Interested in learning more about Washington University School of Medicine’s Neurosurgery Residency Program? This is your chance to hear directly from our residents. Whether you have questions about curriculum offerings, training at state-of-the-art facilities or what life is like in St. Louis, our amazing residents will give you the inside scoop. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 20216 […]

Neurosurgery graduation: honoring achievements

Neurosurgery chair Greg Zipfel, MD, hosted the graduation party at at his home on June 18, 2021.

The weekend of graduation is an opportunity to not only recognize our graduating neurosurgery chiefs and fellows, but also to take a moment and recognize the exceptional commitment of our residents and faculty. During a festive ceremony hosted by Chair Greg Zipfel, MD, and his wife MaryJo Hernandez-Zipfel, MD, graduating chiefs Adam Bevan, MD, PhD, […]

Introducing our new neurosurgery residents

New residents Alex Yahanda, MD, Ashley Dunbar, MD, and Corey Gill, MD, MS.

We are proud to introduce our new class of residents to the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery. Our incoming residents tell us a little about themselves and why they’re so excited about launching their neurosurgery training at WashU. Ashley Dunbar, MD Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University  Why WashU? I was […]

Chief residents announce next steps

Adam Bevan, MD, PhD, Dan Hafez, MD, PhD and Peter Sylvester, MD graduate from Neurosurgery residency

Chief residents at the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery reflect on their time spent training and share their next career steps post-residency.  Adam Bevan, MD, PhD What are your plans after graduation?  Joining a neurosurgical practice in Provo, UT. What is your most memorable moment while training at WashU? So hard to limit to a […]

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 […]

Q&A with alumnus Washington, leader in academic neurosurgery

Alumnus Chad Washington, MD and his family

Six months before COVID-19 hit, Chad Washington, MD, MS, was promoted to chair of Neurosurgery at University of Mississippi Medical Center, the only academic medical center in the state. Specializing in adult cranial neurosurgery and vascular neurosurgery, Dr. Washington credits his training at Washington University – and some key people – for profoundly influencing his […]

Senior Resident Patel awarded prestigious fellowship

Bhuvic Patel, MD, performs a tumor dissociation in the lab of Albert H. Kim, MD, PhD.

Neurosurgery Senior Resident Bhuvic Patel, MD, has been awarded the prestigious William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship, given each year to one senior neurosurgery resident in North America to study overseas.  At Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel’s basic science research focus is on the molecular and genetic analysis of brain tumors. His clinical research […]

Neurosurgery and neurotechnology grants to improve patients’ lives

Announcing new grants of greater than $100,000, awarded to faculty and residents of the Department of Neurosurgery, between Nov. 1, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2021: Eric Leuthardt, MD – National Security Innovation Network Washington University in St. Louis National Security Academic Accelerator 10/28/20 – 9/30/21 Total 1-year award $500,000 (directs + indirects) The purpose of […]

Q&A with Neurosurgery Chief Dan Hafez

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you chose to pursue a residency in neurosurgery?  My interest in neuroscience begins with my father, a neurologist.  As a child he would take me to the hospital Saturday mornings when he made rounds. His patients allowed me to observe their exam, which led to me […]

Q&A with Neurosurgery Resident Anna Huguenard

Anna Huguenard, MD, and husband Matthew Miller hike in Missouri.

What do you enjoy most about neurosurgery training and why? The most enjoyable thing about my training has been meeting and caring for our patients. As I have become more senior, this includes gaining more independence in complicated surgical cases, but also becoming more involved in the process of caring for patients and their families […]