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Neurological Surgery

Expertise across the full spectrum of brain, spine and nerve care

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery provides world-class clinical care, education and research in neurosurgery and related neurosciences.
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Internationally renowned faculty neurosurgeons at IU School of Medicine provide training to medical students, residents and fellows pursuing subspecialty expertise.
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Through clinical and laboratory research studies and more, neurological surgery faculty researchers dedicate their life’s work to advancing treatment solutions for patients.
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Clinical Care

Department faculty are advancing the health of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders with a unique, patient-first approach to brain, spine and nerve care.
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24 clinical and research faculty
1.1 million dollars in NIH funding
4 annual endowed lectureships

Faculty Spotlight

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Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol is the Director of Neurosurgical Oncology and a Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences-Neurosurgery at Purdue University. He is the President and Founder of The Neurological Atlas, the most comprehensive resource for advanced neurosurgical techniques in the world.

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Mitesh V. Shah, MD

Interim Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery

Within neurosurgery, one of Dr. Mitesh Shah's clinical subspecializations is minimally invasive skull base surgery, a technique that is widely applied for treating brain tumors. He has been a member of the IU School of Medicine faculty since 1994.

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Faculty Physicians and Educators

Faculty neurosurgeons at IU School of Medicine 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 and ensure future patients will have access to highly skilled specialists offering innovative 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 reputable peer-reviewed biomedical journals each year.

Graduates of this seven-year residency program are prepared for a broad range of career options across the field of neurological surgery. Many of the program’s recent graduates are now faculty in some of the nation’s top neurosurgery programs; others transitioned into successful private practice.

Neurosurgery Residency