Goals & Mission

The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh began almost 80 years ago with a commitment to patient care, education, and research.

Today these goals are still paramount in our pursuit of excellence:

  1. To provide outstanding care to patients with neurological disease;
  2. To equip neurosurgeons of the future with state-of-the-art techniques and analytical skills to lead the field of neurosurgery; and
  3. 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.