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One of the largest and most progressive neurosurgical departments in the United States, the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery is comprised of faculty educators with expertise across the full spectrum of brain, spine and nerve care. Together, these neurosurgeons are advancing the health of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders by providing comprehensive and compassionate care in a collaborative environment of healing, teaching and discovery.

Education

Education

The faculty educators of IU School of Medicine neurosurgery department are nationally and internationally renowned experts in the medical and surgical treatment of neurological conditions. These physician educators train residents in every aspect of adult and pediatric neurosurgery.
Research

Research

Neurosurgery scientists and clinician-investigators at IU School of Medicine perform a broad range of medical research, including neuro-oncology, traumatic spinal cord and brain injury, brain aneurysms, and functional neurosurgery. Faculty in this department have been awarded some of the specialty’s most prestigious research grants, and their work frequently appears in neurosurgery’s prominent peer-reviewed journals.
Clinical Care

Clinical Care

The Department of Neurological Surgery faculty are leaders in advancing the health of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders. Patients in the care of these professionals benefit from their working environment in which world-class experts from medicine and academic research come together to pursue a unique, patient-first approach to brain, spine and nerve care.
Adult Neurosurgeons
Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Neuro-Scientists

Faculty Spotlights

Andrew H. Jea, MD

Andrew H. Jea, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery
Dr. Jea is Chief of the Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Riley Hospital for Children and a tenured professor in neurosurgery in the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery. His unique clinical practice spans the breadth of pediatric spinal disorders, including scoliosis, peripheral nerve disorders, fetal neurosurgery and spasticity.
David W. Stockwell, MD

David W. Stockwell, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Dr. Stockwell is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex spine issues in both adult and pediatric patients. His clinical expertise includes diagnosis and management of degenerative disc disease, myelopathy, adult degenerative scoliosis, sagittal imbalance, revision spine surgery and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, one of the nation’s largest private neurosurgery practices, operates the day-to-day functions of the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery, serving as teaching faculty, administering the residency program, and supporting full academic pursuits, including clinical and basic science research programs.

Neurological Surgery Residency Program

Residents in the IU School of Medicine Neurological Surgery program are trained by experienced faculty who publish research results from clinical trials and independent clinical investigations in multiple peer-reviewed biomedical journals each year. Applicants to the program should have a minimum USMLE Step 1 Board score of 230. All residents must publish one paper annually. Graduates of this seven-year residency program are prepared for a broad range of career options and have a foundation for demonstrating excellence in the field of Neurological Surgery. Many of the program’s recent graduates were offered faculty positions in some of the nation’s top neurosurgery programs or transitioned into private practices.

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