The residency in neurological surgery at Saint Louis University is a seven year graduated training experience. The program has a staff of nine full-time faculty and three interventional neurology associates.
Major areas of interest include the following:
- Vascular Neurosurgery
- Neurosurgical Oncology
- Neurosurgical Trauma and Critical Care
- Spinal Instrumentation
- General Spinal Neurosurgery
- Functional Neurosurgery
- Stereotactic/Image-Guided Neurosurgery (including CyberKnife)
- Skull Base Neurosurgery
- Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Endovascular Neurosurgery
- Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Four years of the residency program are spent in clinical neurosurgery, including one year as a chief resident and one year as a subspecialty chief resident. Another year is spent rotating on the neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, and neuro-ophthalmology services. At least one year is spent in research either in the neurosurgical laboratories or in clinical research.
The two training sites, Saint Louis University Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, together provide over 1,100 admissions and 800 operations per year on the neurosurgery service.
Although Saint Anthony’s Medical Center is not considered primary training site, the faculty and residents do neurosurgical consultations and perform neurosurgical procedures at this location. This allows neurosurgical residents an opportunity to participate in activities in these sites. Additionally this arrangement provides a direct conduit for referrals and transfers to the St. Louis University Hospital neurosurgery service and gives the residents the distinct advantage of being exposed to the often interesting and complex pathology without being taken away from our primary site at SLUH.
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