Residency Special Features

The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh has created a unique environment where centers of excellence flourish. The goals are to provide outstanding neurosurgical patient care, to promote education, and to perform clinical and basic science research. This group of dedicated individuals, including faculty, residents, and staff, is one of the most productive departments in the world.

These accomplishments in both patient care and research have resulted in numerous publications. Each year, more than 200 refereed articles, abstracts, proceedings, book chapters, and books are published by this department. The department supports the largest number of neurosurgeons with federally-sponsored funding. Special features include:

  • Clinical and Laboratory Program for the Surgery of Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Comprehensive Spine Surgery Center
  • Endoscopic Endonasal and Skull Base Surgery
  • Frameless Stereotactic Equipment (multiple technologies)
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Microsurgical Laboratory
  • Microelectrode Recording System
  • Laboratory for the Development and Evaluation of New Surgical Techniques
  • Two Gamma Knife Radiosurgical Suites
  • Spinal Radiosurgery
  • State-of-the-Art Neuroimaging:
    • CT and MRI angiography
    • High Definition Fiber Tractography
    • Functional MRI, MRS
    • Magnetoencephalography
    • PET
    • MR Research Center
  • Intraoperative CT Imaging (Dedicated OR Suite)