Washington University in St. Louis Department of Neurosurgery
Since 1919, the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery has had a strong tradition of clinical excellence, outstanding research and dynamic teaching. Our mission is to
- Provide patients with superior neurosurgical care
- Train residents, fellows and scientists so that they can be leaders in the fields of academic neurosurgery and neurosurgical research;
- Conduct basic and clinical research to better understand the causes of neurological diseases so that we can apply this knowledge toward better diagnoses and treatments.
Our neurosurgeons provide surgical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ranked 11th in the nation for adult neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2014, and at St. Louis Children's Hospital, ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News for pediatric neurosurgery in 2014-2015.
In The News
March 24, 2016
Expands treatment options for children with brain tumors
March 24, 2016
Technology may improve treatment for deadly brain cancer
January 18, 2016
Tiny implants measure intracranial pressure, temperature before being absorbed into the body.
November 05, 2015
Award recognizes faculty physicians who exemplify qualities of caring and compassion in teaching and advising medical students.
October 27, 2015
KPLR TV interviews neurosurgeon Matthew Smyth on device to treat epilepsy patients being used at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
October 19, 2015
Article in STL today mentions clinical trial at Washington University to test vaccines against glioblastomas , the most deadly brain tumors.
October 09, 2015
Neurosurgery residents in the Ireland rotation see how complex neurosurgical procedures are performed in another country.
August 28, 2015
Residency program moves up a spot from the previous year.
August 26, 2015
Walter Reed Distinguished Service Award one of highest given by the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
August 04, 2015
Longstanding Irish neurosurgery rotation honored by U.S. Ambassador to Ireland; program fosters personal and professional growth.
July 13, 2015
Dr. Leuthardt one of 20 health care leaders chosen for honor by Aspen Institute.
June 15, 2015
Researchers have identified a key player in the maintenance process for cancer stem cells. When the process is disrupted, they found, so is the spread of cancer.