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
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.
October 01, 2014
The Neurosurgery Residency at Washington University, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's Hospital was ranked #6 by US News & World Report in 2014 as a top medical residency program.