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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 St. 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. The Saint Louis University practical anatomy and surgical education (PASE) laboratory is the largest, most equipped hands on training laboratory in the world for neurosurgical education.


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

Current News

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.

Dr. Abdulrauf and students

Dr. Saleem Abdulrauf, department chair of neurological surgery, is credited with saving the life of a Fair Grove High School football player and correcting a congenital brain issue in his classmate delivered the commencement address at their graduation.

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Samer K Elbabaa, MD, FAANS, FACS

Samer Elbabaa, associate professor of neurological surgery, was invested as the Reinert Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery, which honors two brothers who played significant roles in the development of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

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Saleem I. Abdulrauf MD FACS

Dr. Abdulrauf was featured as the cover story in Town & Style for the development of an innovative brain bypass procedure, known as the Abdulrauf bypass, that can save patients with aneurysms previously considered inoperable.

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Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society

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



Workshop designed to provide neurosurgeons the opportunity to enhance their own skills in a variety of endoscopic approaches to the ventricles and skull base.
The Department of Neurosurgery hosted an event to welcome the first year medical students to Saint Louis University

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