The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery is dedicated to improving care for patients affected by injuries and illnesses of the brain, spine and nerves. The department provides unmatched training to residents and fellows pursuing careers in neurosurgery; conducts innovative basic, clinical and translational research; and provides exceptional patient care.
IU School of Medicine faculty neurosurgeons provide expert pediatric and adult care through IU Health Physicians, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary practice plan. These faculty are dedicated to the school’s tripartite mission that focuses on education, research and clinical care. As a result, IU faculty surgeons provide the most advanced care today, and ensure future generations of patients will have access to highly skilled specialists and innovative new surgical approaches that result from rigorous research.
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.