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Academics & Residency

Teaching ResidentsWelcome to neurological surgery residency training at OHSU

The OHSU residency program in neurological surgery is devoted to educating, training and mentoring the future leaders of our specialty.

Education

Due to breathtaking advances in neuroscience and technology, neurosurgery has become perhaps the most complex and challenging field within medicine.  Mastery of neurosurgery requires the education of lifelong learners and problem solvers.  The OHSU faculty includes leaders of efforts to redesign neurosurgical education nationally. At OHSU, we have implemented formal education in basic research, clinical research methodology, grantsmanship, evidence based medicine and professionalism.

Training

The OHSU residency program in neurological surgery has a long tradition of excellence in procedural training.  Our faculty provide hands on experience in all areas of neurosurgical practice, including tumor, vascular and endovascular, complex spine, functional stereotaxis, skull base, pediatric, epilepsy, pain, peripheral nerve, and radiosurgery.

The program is located at the only medical school and only national Clinical Cancer Center in Oregon and is housed in three major facilities on one campus: OHSU Hospital, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and the Portland VA Medical Center.  OHSU boasts many neurosurgical programs unique in the state: functional and epilepsy surgery (adult and pediatric), comprehensive pediatric, endovascular and skull base surgery, and intra-operative MR imaging.  Training is supported by a dissection curriculum and fully instrumented dissection laboratory.

Mentoring

The definition of leadership in medicine is evolving. We mentor trainees in the skills necessary to contribute original, creative and durable advances to our field. Leadership may include basic or translational science, clinical trials, education, advocacy, ethics and professionalism. We encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and with special interests and accomplishments suited to these challenges.

At OHSU, our goal is not simply to teach, learn and practice neurosurgery, but make neurosurgery better.

Nathan R. Selden, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP
Mario and Edith Campagna Chair of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Vice Chairman for Education
Residency Program Director