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Department of Neurological Surgery: 2nd Annual Kalsbeck Lecture
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John R. Kestle, MD, has been named the invited guest lecturer for the 2nd Annual Kalsbeck Lectureship.

IU Health Neuroscience Center/Goodman Hall

Global Health

Mission Accomplished

Department of Neurological Surgery members fulfill mission exchange trip to Eldoret, Kenya.

Glenda Shaw  |  Nov 29, 2022

Women in Medicine


A mom of nine children, ages 8 to 20, Sarah Merrill earned her MD from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Phoenix and is now beginning a seven-year residency program in neurological surgery at IU School of Medicine.

Laura Gates  |  Jun 22, 2022

Faculty News

Brain Tumor Specialists Host Q&A Session for Patients and Caregivers

In recognition of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, four IU School of Medicine brain tumor specialists hosted “Go Gray in May,” a virtual question and answer session for brain tumor patients and their caregivers.

Glenda Shaw  |  May 25, 2022

Faculty News

New Neurosurgeon-Scientists Strengthen Scope of Care and Neuroscience Research

The IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery continues to the broaden its scope in providing world-class clinical care and research with the addition of three new neurosurgeon-scientists who bring a wealth of specialized training to the Department and the citizens of Indiana and the region.

Glenda Shaw  |  Oct 19, 2021

Faculty News

Gordon Mao Joins the Department of Neurological Surgery

The IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery is welcoming a new faculty member whose advanced training in spine care will add clinical expertise to the department’s team of dedicated spine surgeons.

Glenda Shaw  |  Jul 20, 2021

Research Updates

Neurological Surgery Residents Well Represented at Patient Safety Day

Presenting research at medical conferences is an important milestone during residency programs, and for residents in the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery, the recent 5th Annual Resident Quality and Patient Safety Day proved a banner day for sharing their hard work.

Glenda Shaw  |  Jun 23, 2021

IU School of Medicine researcher develops new technique that may restore sensory loss after injury, stroke

Patients who suffer from loss of sensory function, such as touch and proprioception, caused by neurological injury may soon be treated with spinal cord stimulation to restore these critical functions.  

New Faculty Join the Department of Neurological Surgery

In a show of its dedication to expand the expertise of its faculty, the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery recently welcomed two new neurosurgeons, Kunal Gupta, MD, PhD, and Brandon Lane, MD


Shelly Timmons, MD, PhD, appointed to prestigious accreditation committee

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, has been appointed to the Neurological Surgery Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME accredits all residency and fellowship programs in the United States and dedicates resources to address areas of importance in graduate medical education.

Timmons was nominated by the American College of Surgeons and chosen from a highly selected group of national leaders with expertise in education and post-graduate training. The ACGME also employs best practices, research and advancements across the continuum of medical education to enhance health care and graduate medical education.

Timmons will join six neurosurgeon colleagues, a resident member and a public member on the Neurological Surgery Review Committee in July 2021 for a six-year term. The group accredits the country’s neurosurgical training programs and provides insight to issues affecting training to the ACGME at large.





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Media interested in interviewing experts in the Department of Neurological Surgery on topics including, brain tumors, concussion and traumatic brain injuries, stroke and epilepsy, are encouraged to contact the Office of Strategic Communications.

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