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Through world-class, patient-focused care; innovative clinical and laboratory research; and specialized academic training, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah provides complete neurosurgical expertise to patients with cranial and spinal diseases and disorders. Our physicians offer an array of services including cerebrovascular, spinal, functional, traumatic, tumor, and pediatric neurosurgery at six hospitals and their affiliated clinics in the Salt Lake vicinity.


All of our faculty members have specific subspecialty interests, ensuring resident exposure to the full scope of neurosurgical problems and procedures. The faculty focus their professional efforts and research on neuro-oncology, pituitary tumors, open surgical and endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular disease, complex skull base surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, spine surgery and spinal instrumentation, neurotraumatology and neurointensive care, epilepsy and functional neurosurgery, and pain.

Many of our faculty and resident graduates hold leadership positions in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Furthermore, many of our faculty are members of prestigious neurosurgery societies including the Academy of Neurological Surgeons and the Society of Neurological Surgeons. The strength of this program is the quality of our faculty, coupled with the breadth and depth of our clinical volume and the quality of facilities in our health care system.