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Neuro US News 18

Ranked #25 in the Nation

Penn Neurosurgery and Neurology are ranked #25 in the country and the top program in the Greater Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report.

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At Penn Neurosurgery, Penn Neurosurgeons perform more than 5,000 operations each year involving a host of complex neurological disorders.

Our neurosurgeons are committed to research, are leaders in developing the latest treatment options and clinical trials, and are dedicated to training the next generation of neurosurgeons. This ensures that the latest technological advances, including the most effective imaging methods, surgical techniques and management strategies are available to every patient.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Learn how Dr. Zarina Ali and Penn Neurosurgery have launched a groundbreaking study that seeks to improve patient outcomes through the development of a new protocol for spinal surgery called Enhanced Recovery After Surgery.

Learn about all upcoming Neurosurgery events and support group meetings.

Neurosurgery Programs and Services

About Penn Neurosurgery

The Penn Department of Neurosurgery provides comprehensive surgical management of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system.

Brain Tumor Center

The Penn Brain Tumor Center represents the forefront of the field of neuro-oncology, where new research discoveries are rapidly translated to innovative care and better treatment options for patients.

Skull Base Surgery

Penn's Center for Cranial Base Surgery diagnoses and treats head and neck tumors as well as other complex skull base disorders.

Cranial Nerve Disorders

The Penn Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders offers diagnosis and treatment for multiple cranial nerve disorders, such as trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, facial paralysis and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery

Penn's Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery provides treatments for all types of movement disorders.

Neurocritical Care

We provide comprehensive emergency treatment and care for patients with life-threatening neurological injuries and conditions at our Neurocritical Care Unit.

Second Opinion

Getting a second opinion from Penn Neurosurgery can provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing all your options. Our expert physicians provide second opinions for several neurological or neurosurgical conditions and disorders.

Neurovascular Surgery

We offer the latest advancements in diagnostic techniques and treatments for the full spectrum of neurovascular conditions.


Penn Medicine is a Level I Trauma Center serving a large geographic area and providing highly efficient emergency care for head and spinal injuries.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Team members from Penn Neurosurgery work with the staff at Children's Hospital of Philadephia to provide care to children with brain or spine tumors.

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Penn neurosurgeons provide expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of lesions such as tumors, entrapments and injuries of the peripheral nervous system.

Pituitary Tumor Center

The Penn Pituitary Tumor Center specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neuroendocrine disease and pituitary disorders.

Seizures and Epilepsy

Penn offers the latest advancements in diagnostic techniques and medical and surgical treatment for those with epilepsy and seizure disorder.

Neurosurgery Spine

Providing care and treatment for lower back and neck pain, spinal tumors, lumbar degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis.

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