For Residency Program Applicants 2022-23 (2023 Match)

Due to the COVID outbreak, OHSU Neurosurgery will be doing virtual interviews this academic year. We are developing resources so applicants can learn about our program, hear from our faculty and residents, and visit campus virtually. As those resources are developed, we will be posting them on this page. Please click on the resources below to learn about our program! 

OHSU Neurosurgery Residency Program - Narrated by members of OHSU residency team.

OHSU Neurosurgery Residency Program - Narrated by Stephen Bowden, MD, PGY6

OHSU School of Medicine Diversity Page

OHSU Center for Diversity

A Sense of OHSU - OHSU GME Programs - Youtube video

Neurosurgeon Teaching Resident
Neurosurgeons teaching Resident

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


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.


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.


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.

Take a look at OHSU Neurosurgery Residency Program