Neurosurgeons at Penn Medicine perform more than 5,000 operations each year at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Penn Medicine Virtua Neurosciences, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Penn Neurosurgery Department

As part of Penn Neurosciences, neurosurgery cooperates and collaborates with multiple departments including neurology (medical treatment of nervous disorders including stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and others), otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery (cranial base tumors, hearing and balance problems), anesthesia (pain medicine) and psychiatry (depression, obsessive compulsive disorders). Advances in research are directly translated into patient care to provide the latest and safest approach for surgical treatment of nervous system disorders.

Penn Neurosurgery carries out an active research program led by basic scientists in brain, spine and nervous system diseases and disorders. Research ranges from laboratory bench efforts to understand basic mechanisms of injury, recovery and tumor formation in the brain to drug and device trials designed to improve treatment of brain tumors, stroke and aneurysms, as well as movement disorders.

Our research program, both basic and clinical, competes successfully for external funding and is interested in translation from the bench to the bedside. In addition, Penn is the region's only participant in the National Cancer Institute-funded New Approaches to Brain Tumor Therapy (NABTT) Consortium, allowing access to novel clinical trials.

Penn neurosurgeons 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. 

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Neurosurgery Team

The Neurosurgery team provides personalized care that centers on each patient's unique needs.

Neurosurgery Post Operative Virtual Visit

For some neurosurgery patients, getting a follow up visit after surgery has never been easier. For qualifying patients, our providers can be accessed through our telemedicine program to review recovery progress and obtain medication refills. Learn more about our virtual visits.

Neurosurgery Research

Penn neurosurgeons are researchers who work to unravel the biological and genetic underpinnings of serious brain diseases to improve prevention, detection, and treatment.

Clinical Trials

Patients at Penn Neurosurgery can benefit from a variety of breakthrough clinical trials that can help improve the quality of life for those with neurological disorders.

Neurology and Neurosurgery Events

View all upcoming Neurology & Neurosurgery events and support group meetings.

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