The residency in neurological surgery at Saint Louis University is a seven year graduated training experience. The program has a staff of six full-time faculty, one clinical cerebrovascular fellow and one interventional neurology faculty.
Major areas of interest include the following:
- Vascular Neurosurgery
- Neurosurgical Oncology
- Neurosurgical Trauma and Critical Care
- Spinal Neurosurgery
- Functional Neurosurgery
- Stereotactic/Image-Guided Neurosurgery (including CyberKnife)
- Skull Base Neurosurgery
- Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Endovascular Neurosurgery
- Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Fifty-four months of the residency program are spent in clinical neurosurgery, including one year as a chief resident and one year as a subspecialty chief resident. One year is spent rotating on elective services such as neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, and neuro-ophthalmology services. Another year is spent performing either basic science research or clinical and outcomes based research based on individual preferences and career goals.
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.