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Meet our Neurosurgery Residents

The Ohio State University’s Department of Neurosurgery combines innovative technology, world-renowned physicians and scientists, and a collaborative, patient-centered approach to studying and providing surgical solutions for complex neurological disorders. As part of Ohio State’s Neurological Institute, our neurosurgery residency, fellowship and education programs provide countless opportunities for focused learning and skill development.

Our teams pioneer therapies on every neurological front, including stroke, neuromodulation, endoscopic skull base approaches, spinal cord and brain implants, and other complex operations. Ohio State ranks among the nation’s top 10 public research universities. Areas of neurosurgical study include stroke, brain tumors, skull base approaches, functional neurosurgery and spinal dynamics.

The departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top programs in America. This year, we are ranked #34 in the nation and the #1 neurology and neurosurgery program in the Columbus area.

Virtual Externship

We are offering a half-day virtual externship for medical students to showcase what we have to offer at Ohio State! If you are interested in signing up for this opportunity please contact our program manager, Emily Minnema (Emily.minnema@osumc.edu) for more information.
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Welcome from the chair

Welcome to the Ohio State University Department of Neurological Surgery. Our department is focused on providing world-class clinical care, training the next generation of surgeon-scientists, and developing transformative therapies for neurologic disease. To accomplish these goals, we have recruited top surgeons and researchers, initiated groundbreaking first-in-person treatments across the neurologic disease spectrum, and created innovative, collaborative, and effective training programs for our medical students, residents and fellows.

Russell Lonser, MD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

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