About Us

Dept of Neurosurgery
 Entrance to clinical department offices

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan has a rich history. Begun in 1918 as a section within the Department of Surgery under the direction of Dr. Max Peet, our Department now consists of 24 clinical faculty who provide world-renowned patient care and eight research faculty who conduct innovative, ground-breaking research at the Crosby Neurosurgical Laboratories, the Castro & Lowenstein Translational Neuro-Oncology Laboratories, and in our clinical areas.

Together, the top-notch care we provide to our patients, our pioneering neurosurgical research, and our steadfast commitment to educating the future leaders of neurosurgical practice and science set the U-M Department of Neurosurgery apart and result in the highest quality neurosurgical care in the field.

Clinical Excellence

The department’s clinical faculty is notable for its depth and breadth, as well as its devotion to providing each and every patient with superior neurosurgical care. On a daily basis, our surgeons are delivering world-class care in the treatment of the most complex neurosurgical disorders. There are busy clinical programs in Spine Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Functional Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurosurgical Oncology, and Pediatric Neurosurgery

Innovative Research

The U-M Department of Neurosurgery is not only at the forefront of neurosurgical care delivery; the Department’s research and clinical faculty members are also working hard to discover and develop groundbreaking treatments to move the field of neurosurgery forward. All of our clinical faculty maintain research interests within their fields and partner with a large group of dedicated research faculty, positioning the department among the leaders in the nation for research funding. Our research programs focus on both basic sciences as well as clinical medicine, creating a translational environment that takes state-of-the-art advances directly to the patients who need them.

Education and Training

Educating tomorrow’s leading neurosurgeons is a high calling, and it is one to which the U-M Department of Neurosurgery is steadfastly devoted. We continually work to ensure that our training programs offer the best possible environment for developing the careers of future leaders of neurosurgical practice and science.  Our emphasis on the importance of education is reflected in our Residency Program’s long tradition of excellence, as well as in the quality of the graduates we produce. We are proud to offer educational programs that attract the brightest and best medical students, residents, and fellows from across the globe. Learn more about our Residency and Fellowships Programs.