Neurosurgery residents participate daily in neurosurgery attending rounds where the care of inpatient neurosurgical patients is discussed. In addition to learning through direct patient care, there is a strong didactic curriculum that includes the conferences detailed below. The conferences serve as a broad educational foundation upon which residents can build their neurosurgical knowledge-base. Visiting professors and outside lecturers enrich the conference schedule on a regular basis.  


Time (AM)



 General Neurosurgical*

 7:00 - 8:00 

 1st, 3rd, 4th 

 Doernbecher Collins Goudy

 Morbidity and Mortality (educational)*

 7:00 - 8:00


Doernbecher Collins Goudy


 7:00 -8:00

 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

 BICC 124

 Neurosurgical Hands-on Training*

 7:00 - 8:00

 Every Wed.(Jul - Oct)

 KPV 13000A

 Neurology Grand Rounds

 8:00 - 9:00

 Every Wed. (Sept - June)

 UHS 8B60


 7:00 - 8:00

 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

 Doernbecher Collins Goudy

Clinical Pathological Correlations*

6.30 - 7:15

Every Thurs.

BICC 124

Resident Education*

7.15 - 8:00

Every Thurs.

BICC 124

 Pediatric Neuro-oncology Tumor Board†

 7:00 - 8:00

 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

 OHSU Hospital 10C-26

 Adult Neuro-oncology Tumor Board*

 7:00 - 8:00

 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

 Hatfield 14D03

* Neurosurgical residents are required to attend.
† Senior Resident (PGY4) on Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Neurosurgery) rotation.

General Neurosurgical

Director: Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D.
Presentation: Various neurosurgery and allied institutional faculty discuss clinical and non-clinical core competency based topics. Topics are also presented by visiting professors, visiting students. Departmental clinical policy and reviews are also discussed.

Clinical Pathological Correlations

Director: Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D.
Presentation: Case presentationand discussion by neurosurgery residents, neurological surgery faculty andfellows, and neuroscience ICU faculty, fellows, and advanced practice providers.

Resident Education

Directors: Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D., Justin Cetas,M.D., Ph.D.
Presentation: Various neurosurgery residents and neurosurgery faculty discussneurosurgical clinical core competency based topics.

Neurosurgery Hands-on Training

Director: Ahmed Raslan, MD
Presentation: A variety of topics that complement the neurosurgical training program including: anatomy, current research controversies, American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary "Boards" review, surgical technology.

Spine Conference

Director: Jayme R. Hiratzka, MD, orthopeadic surgeon
Presentation: Neurosurgery and orthopeadic residents and faculty.

Neuro-oncology Tumor Board

Director: Edward Neuwelt, MD, neuro-oncology/neurosurgery.
Presentation: Neurosurgery residents with pathology and radiology faculty.

Pediatric Neuro-oncology Tumor Board

Director: Kellie Nazemi, MD, pediatric neuro-oncology.
Presentation: Neurosurgery and neuro-oncology faculty, residents, pathology and radiology faculty.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Committee of 3 faculty and 1 resident review cases and select educational cases.
Director: Ahmed Raslan, MD, neurological surgery quality control committee chair.
Presentation: Resident involved in each case with faculty discussants.

Neurology Grand Rounds

Director: Dennis Bourdette, MD, neurology department chair.
Presentation: Neurology faculty and visiting professors.

Trauma Conference

Director: Richard Mullins, MD, general surgery trauma division chief.
Presentation: Trauma and neurotrauma faculty and residents.

Resident Journal Club

Director: Donald Ross, MD
Presentation: Neurosurgery residents.
Conference: Quarterly in the evening.

Conference Information

Josh Leitner, Education Coordinator
Mail Code: CR-137
Ph: 503.494.6207
Fx: 503.346.6810