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.

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.

Faculty Spotlight

Andrew Jea, MD

Andrew Jea, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery
Andrew Jea, MD, 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 Stockwell, MD

David Stockwell, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
David Stockwell, MD, 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.

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.

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