When trainees join our community of multidisciplinary neurosurgeon-scientists, they find their place alongside dedicated faculty mentors and collegial classmates as their careers begin to take shape. 

Our culture

  • Accessible faculty provide long-term mentorships that allow continuity with research projects
  • Inclusive culture values equity and respect
  • Trainees form a supportive, cohesive social cohort

Clinical training

With supportive oversight from leaders in every subspecialty, our residents and fellows experience the full spectrum of neurosurgical care in a dynamic clinical training environment.

  • Neurosurgical pioneers in every subspecialty provide supportive oversight 
  • Continuity of training with same attendings in each subspecialty  instills understanding of disease processes
  • Trainees apply the latest diagnostic and treatment options
  • Hands-on, high-volume experience hones medical decision-making
  • Trainees participate in team-based multidisciplinary care of complex cases
  • State-of-the-art facilities include cutting-edge surgical technology

Clinical sites

Nationally recognized institutions Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital are located on the Washington University Medical Campus. A new state-of-the-art neurosurgery and neurology intensive care unit, including an in-unit CT scanner, recently increased neurocritical bed capacity at Barnes-Jewish Hospital from 20 to 44.

Our patient population

Residents and fellows train at one of the largest academic medical centers in the nation, which serves a diverse region of more than 3 million people. Our patients come from

• All 50 states

• 80 countries

The diversity and size of the patient population ensures that trainees participate in the care of complex and even very rare cases.