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Welcome to the Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Saleem Abdulrauf
Dr. Saleem Abdulrauf
- Department Chair


Welcome to the Department of Neurosurgery at Saint Louis University. The department is devoted to the advancement of neurosurgical care, research, and education. Pioneering work and innovations on neurosurgical technologies and neurosurgical operative techniques have been a hallmark of this department. The SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is equipped with some of the most advanced technologies (including intraoperative MRI, and MEG technologies) in order to provide the highest level of care for our patients.

Patients will find personalized care provided by multidisciplinary teams dedicated to specific neurosurgical diseases in this world-class neurosurgical department.

Current News

Third Annual Combined Ventricular and Skull Base Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgeons

The Department of Neurosurgery hosted its third annual Combined Ventricular and Skull Base Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgeons, directed by Samer Elbabaa, M.D., Reinert Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Dr. Jeroen Coppens was featured in Town and Style Magazine. Read More>>>

Dr. Abdulrauf at "Saleem's Day" event in Buenos Aires.

Dr. Saleem Abdulrauf was honored by The Argentinian Neurosurgical Society by naming July 23 as "Saleem's Day" with educational events held in Buenos Aires.

Dr. Abdulrauf at the Sport Performance Summit in New York

Dr. Saleem Abdulrauf (second from left), department chair of neurological surgery, recently addressed elite coaches and managers from the NFL, MLB and NHL about leadership and team performance in a high pressure environment at the Sport Performance Summit in New York.

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Dr. Elbabaa was invited as a Visiting Professor at the Department of Neurosurgery at Miguel Hernandez University and Alicante University Hospital in Alicante, Spain on January 27-28, 2016. He lectured on "Fetal in-utero Microneurosurgery for Myelomeningocele - Saint Louis University Experience." The Grand Rounds lecture was well attended by local and regional faculty, residents and medical students.

Dr. Abdulrauf is presenting lectures at the Europe Operative Techniques Symposium and the EC-IC Bypass Hands-on workshop with the Neurosurgical 101 Course for Students on September 17-24 in Opole, Poland and Katowice, Poland.

The Department of Neurosurgery and co-sponsoring departments are hosting guest speaker Trent Cherry to talk about "Performance Under Pressure: WhenSeconds Matter in Car Racing and Medicine."

Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society

Dedicated to the education of neurosurgical anatomy
and excellence in operative techniques for young neurosurgeons.

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