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The residency program in the Department of Neurological Surgery is a competitive seven-year program that accepts two or three residents each year.
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Neurological Surgery Residency

Training the next generation of neurosurgeons

Competitive training program

Educating future neurosurgeons is one of the core missions of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. Faculty members take pride in teaching and training the next generation of neurosurgeons in clinical care, surgical competence and research. The diverse clinical and basic science faculty at IU create a rich environment for achieving scholarly and technical skills to pursue a career in academic or private practice setting. The Neurological Surgery Residency, a competitive seven-year program, consists of clinical training and didactic curriculum that includes cadaver and simulation training. This ACGME-accredited program was established in 1949.

Neurological Surgery Residency at IU

Medical students considering a Neurological Surgery residency can find details about IU School of Medicine’s GME program.

Clinical Training

Neurological surgery residents at Indiana University School of Medicine are responsible for the care of adults and children with neurological surgery needs.

Neurosurgery residents and faculty

Residency Curriculum

The Neurological Surgery Residency Program is created to allow residents to progress at different hospitals and focus on multiple subspecialties in seven years.

Resident Life

Working and living in Indianapolis offers residents a chance to collaborate with leaders across the university in an affordable city with highly esteemed restaurants. 

Virtual Tours

Neurological Surgery residents tour various local hospitals and clinics in IU Health, the health system in Indianapolis that partners with IU School of Medicine.

A neurosurgery resident talking with a lectuter

Residency Alumni

Graduates of the Department of Neurological Surgery Residency Program are working at hospitals and medical schools across the country.

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Residency Research

The residency program provides residents an opportunity to engage with researchers in the lab as some trainees prepare to be surgeon-scientists in academic medicine.

Commitment to Diversity

IU School of Medicine is dedicated to fostering an inclusive learning environment with representational diversity and cultural competence.

Residency Program Contacts

Residency Program Director
14923-Miller, James

James C. Miller, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

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Associate Program Co-Director
23036-Qaiser, Rabia

Rabia Qaiser, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

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Associate Program Co-Director
16057-Lane, Brandon

Brandon C. Lane, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

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Director of Education
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Mary Gallagher