Our department is among the most heavily funded neurosurgical research groups in the country. We are dedicated to studying the underlying causes of neurological disease — translating fundamental knowledge into clinical solutions.

Transforming the treatment of disease

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R01-funded faculty

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in NIH research funding

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federally funded laboratories

Collaborative culture

The School of Medicine has one of the most comprehensive research programs dedicated to the neurosciences in the country. As part of this exceptional research community, we work together — across many departments — with some of the most innovative minds in basic and clinical neuroscience to solve the toughest medical challenges.


With 12 federally funded laboratories, we have one of the strongest neurosurgery research programs in the world.

Rare focus on technology and innovation

Our neurosurgeon-scientists work with experts in other areas — including biomedical engineering and neuroimaging — to augment the impact of their research, ultimately developing innovations in technology improve patient outcomes. 

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Clinical Trials

The Department of Neurosurgery, in collaboration with medical oncology, radiation oncology, endocrinology, otolaryngology, and neuroradiology, is committed to improving the current diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of brain tumor patients through innovative clinical research trials.