At McGovern Medical School, our aim is to be the best—locally, nationally and internationally. Each faculty and staff member in the department of Neurosurgery has complete commitment to the goal of being the best and training the best. Residents are individually mentored, evaluated and promoted, and are also regularly asked to evaluate the Program and participate in its continual improvement. Through this structure, UTHealth Medical School residents develop into excellent and academically oriented neurosurgeons, positioned to learn throughout their careers.
The UTHealth Medical School Residency Program is comprised of faculty in all segments of neurosurgery, including endovascular neurosurgery and Gamma Knife.
We also have faculty involved in critical care and neurology. This offers a complete resident education in all segments of neurosurgery cases, in and out of the OR.
In affiliation with Mischer Neuroscience Institute, the Program offers one of the largest neurosurgical caseloads in the United States, with more than 4,000 surgical cases per year. This permits a significant resident operative experience, beginning at the PGY-2 level. Residents at all levels typically operate four days a week, with one day spent in a subspecialty clinic specific to the rotation.
All residency training is completed at a single institution, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. This allows for all residents to work together on a daily basis to maintain the entire neurosurgical patient population, and gives them minimal call requirements.
UTHealth Medical School is at the cutting edge of technology, with physicians and staff continuously discovering and implementing new treatments and diagnostic tools. Advances used regularly in our Program include state-of-the-art intraoperative robotics, neuro-endovascular labs, interoperative CT, Gamma Knife® and computer-assisted surgery including navigation and neuroendoscopy.