Our 7-year, ACGME-accredited training program was developed by some of the best minds in neurosurgery. It offers a rare balance and strengths in both research and surgical training.
Our residents are exposed to high clinical volume and thorough immersion in every subspecialty including pediatrics. They learn directly from faculty members who are all experts in their respective fields, providing outstanding preparation for careers in academic and private practice.
- Weekly didactic curriculum
- Up to 24 months protected research time
- 6-month Ireland rotation
The curriculum provides comprehensive exposure to neurosurgery subspecialties. Supportive mentorship with early autonomy builds decision-making skills.
Protected research time
Neurosurgery residents have up to two years of protected research time to focus on projects in the neurosciences.
Train here, thrive anywhere
Sixty percent of our graduates go into academics at other leading medical centers. Among our graduates from the past 20 years are eight division chiefs and chairs and six professors.
Camaraderie and collaboration are hallmarks of the WashU Med experience.
Life outside the hospital
Our trainees are often surprised by how easy it is to build a life outside the hospital — socializing with supportive colleagues and exploring our fun, affordable city.
Meet our residents
Find out why our award-winning PGY1 residents love our program.
Apply and visit
Find all the details about completing the application process, interviewing and visiting campus.
Benefits and leave support
All policies and procedures pertaining to residents, including stipends and benefits, are maintained by the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Vested interest in your success
Learn how the program is designed to create world-class surgeons and committed to world-class research.
Joshua W. Osbun, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiology and Neurology
Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Neurosurgery
Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency
Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology
Castle Connolly Top Doctor
Daniel M. Hafez, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency
If you have any questions, please contact the Neurosurgery Education Coordinator: