Information on the Department of Neurological Surgery, including education programs, faculty and research at IU School of Medicine.

Neurological Surgery

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

Innovative clinical care. Transformational research. Robust academic training.

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery provides world-class clinical care, education and research in neurosurgery and related neurosciences. The department intends to lead Indiana, the Midwest and beyond in the care of patients with nervous system disorders using state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques in the operating room and clinic—doing so in a compassionate and caring environment that emphasizes quality and safety. Neurosurgery clinicians, researchers and educators at IU School of Medicine are at the forefront among national leaders in how they treat patients, investigate new therapeutics and train the next generation of neurosurgeons. 
Medical student talks with Neurosurgery Faculty member

Education

Internationally renowned faculty neurosurgeons at IU School of Medicine provide training to medical students, residents and fellows pursuing subspecialty expertise.
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Research

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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23 clinical and research faculty
1.9 million dollars in NIH funding
4 annual endowed lectureships

The Department of Neurological Surgery intends to lead Indiana and beyond in the care of patients with nervous system disorders using state-of-the-art technology—doing so in a compassionate and caring environment that emphasizes quality and safety.

Mitesh V. Shah, MD

Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgery News

Keep up with the latest stories about Neurological Surgery faculty physicians and researchers on the IU School of Medicine blog and newsroom.
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Surgeons use an exoscope in a procedure

Annual Report

Read about the accomplishments of the Department of Neurological Surgery faculty and trainees in our 2022 Annual Report.
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Upcoming Events

Aug 15 6:00pm

GME Inclusive Excellence Open House for Residency and Fellowship Applicants

Explore IU School of Medicine’s residency & fellowship programs in our virtual open house. Engage with leaders, residents, and fellows to learn more about our commitment to inclusive excellence. 

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Oct 09 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Department of Neurosurgery Campbell Lecture

Goodman Hall Auditorium

Nov 20 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Department of Neurosurgery Mealey Lecture

Goodman Hall Auditorium