Goals & Mission
The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh began over 75 years ago with a commitment to patient care, education, and research.
Today these goals are still paramount in our pursuit of excellence:
- to provide outstanding care to patients with neurological disease;
- to equip neurosurgeons of the future with state-of-the-art techniques and analytical skills to lead the field of neurosurgery; and
- to foster research designed to enhance the treatment of diverse diseases affecting the nervous system.
Although the faculty has had a wide variety of interests over the years, their unity of vision has been remarkable in this regard.