Department of Neurological Surgery
Leaders in the Field of Neurosurgery Start Here
Recognized as one of the most academically productive residency programs in the country, The Sidney Kimmel Medical College Department of Neurosurgery is seeking hard-working and highly-qualified candidates to join us. Led by our esteemed faculty that includes industry experts, our divisions provide unique and challenging opportunities in helping you achieve your educational and research objectives within the field of neurosurgery.
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The Department of Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital builds on a storied history – in the late 19th century, W.W. Keen performed the first successful brain tumor resection here at Jefferson Medical College – and now is one of the leading neurosurgical centers in the country. The neurosurgery residency training program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital prides itself in training excellent academic and clinical neurosurgeons, by offering residents a broad exposure to a large and diverse number of operative procedures spanning the breadth of neurosurgery.
We offer SNS/CAST-accredited fellowships in:
Jefferson Brain Tumor Center
This center was established in 1995 to seek new means of imaging and treating brain tumors, and has developed into one of the largest brain tumor programs in North America. Using techniques in stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy, the Jefferson Brain Tumor Center has established a new standard of care for a variety of intracranial tumors.
Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery & Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Using innovative techniques in endoscopic skull base surgery, this division is emerging as a national leader in minimally invasive approaches to large and complex tumors of the skull base.
Neurovascular Surgery & Endovascular Neurosurgery
This division represents a comprehensive approach to cerebrovascular disease that includes microsurgery for stroke prevention, endovascular embolization techniques for aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, and stereotactic radiosurgery for brain AVMs. The division handles a larger volume of vascular neurosurgery than all other programs in the Philadelphia region combined.
The pediatric neurosurgery rotation at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides residents with experience in pediatric inpatient and outpatient care, as well as the evaluation and management of complex craniofacial reconstructions, neoplasms, vascular malformations, epilepsy procedures and spasticity procedures.
Spinal & Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Comprehensive spinal disorders, including neoplasms and degeneration, are treated with a multi-disciplinary approach. Additionally, numerous novel, minimally invasive approaches and spinal radiosurgery modalities are being developed as alternative approaches to treating patients. This division treats the largest number of traumatic acute SCI patients in North America.