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Residents gain progressive responsibility including pre-operative and postoperative patient care.
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Our residents develop the skills, judgment and professionalism they need to excel in the practice of neurosurgery.
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Opportunities for independent research and academic pursuits include obtaining a PhD.
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Ohio State is consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools by U.S.News & World Report.

Our residents learn from and work alongside the best in their fields. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools by U.S.News & World Report. Our seven-year Neurosurgery residency program gives residents cross-specialty surgical and clinical skills within a premier academic environment. In addition to collaborative, patient-focused expertise, our residents develop the skills, judgment and professionalism they need to excel in the practice of neurosurgery. Residents gain progressive responsibility including pre-operative and postoperative patient care, clinical care and operative skills including gamma knife procedures, endovascular and skull base surgery, complex spine and pediatric neurosurgery.

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Message from the program director

It's an exciting time to be part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center community. Our mission is to improve health in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education and patient care. We embody the Buckeye Spirit through our shared values of inclusiveness, determination, empathy, sincerity, ownership and innovation. Our neurosurgery faculty have chosen to work here to make a measurable difference: in patient care, education and advancing the specialty of neurological surgery.

Ciaran Powers, MD
Residency Program Director