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Neurological Surgery Residency


The University of Washington Neurological Surgery Residency Program is designed to provide residents with a comprehensive exposure to clinical neurosurgery, while preparing him/her to become an independent scientific investigator. A major part of our Department’s stated mission is to mentor the neurosurgeon-scientist.

Neurological Surgery Specialty Areas

The Department’s clinical practice and faculty expertise focus on nine major specialty disciplines covering the breadth of neurological surgery:

  • Neuro-Oncology (skull base, primary tumors and metastatic disease)
  • Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy and Brain Mapping
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders (Extra and Intracranial, cranial microsurgery and interventional/endovascular surgery)
  • Spine and Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Trauma; Cranial and Spinal
  • Pediatric and Congenital Disorders
  • Stereotactic Surgery and Radiosurgery
  • Surgical Treatment of Pain
  • Restorative Neurosurgery (Deep Brain Stimulation, Spacticity and Peripheral Nerve Surgery)

Training Locations

The academic and clinical program is enhanced by the fact that the training occurs in four diverse locations. The four affiliated hospitals of the University of Washington form one of the largest health care systems in the United States, serving patients from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI):

These four hospitals are located in Seattle, Washington and play complementary roles, providing specialized care for all people in the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding regions.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the Neurological Surgery Residency are due November 30, 2017.

Deadlines to apply to our fellowship programs are:

Featured Faculty:

Franck Kalume, PhD

Dr. Kalume investigates a form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, as well as the mechanism that allows the ketogenic high-fat diet to suppress seizures.

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