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
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.
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.