Department of Neurosurgery

M. Sean Grady, MD, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery

Welcome to Penn Neurosurgery

Photo of M. Sean Grady, MDI am proud to introduce you to the department and the faculty, who bring together the latest advances in comprehensive medical and surgical care, innovative research, and advanced technology. We continue Penn Medicine's long-standing tradition as one of the oldest neurosurgery programs at the nation's first medical school in one of the nation's top hospitals, by providing outstanding neurosurgical care.

Outstanding Patient Care

Penn's dedicated team of experienced surgeons and staff provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for people with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. We are evolving to meet the growing demands of the current medical environment. We strive to bring state-of-the-art treatments to our patients by staying on the leading edge of translational research in neurological disorders. We are committed to providing the finest patient care and advancing the field of neuroscience. We are dedicated to providing world-class teaching to our residents and medical students in order to train the next generation of leaders in neurosurgery.

One of the hallmarks of Penn's neurosurgery program is its integration of research and clinical practice. Penn neurosurgery embraces new technologies, seeking the highest quality and best outcomes possible. We are driven by the needs of our patients and the promise of discovery. Each day, neurosurgeons and scientists work together to address the most difficult medical questions.

Penn Neurosurgery is part of Penn Neurosciences, which enables cooperation and collaboration among multiple departments including neurology, otorhinolaryngology - head and neck surgery, anesthesia, and psychiatry.

Discovering New Treatments

Advances in neurosurgical research are directly translated into patient care to provide the latest and safest approaches for surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. Great new vistas are opening for the treatment of neurological disease, and the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania plays a leading role in the discovery and implementation of these new treatments.

At the same time, Penn neurosurgeons continue to provide responsive and compassionate care to the people that matter most, our patients.


M. Sean Grady, MD
Charles Harrison Frazier Professor of Neurosurgery
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery

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