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Education & Training

Our residents have gone on to lead neurosurgical departments throughout the country and we teach medical students the fundamentals of neurosurgery.

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Graduate Program

Our research explores a wide spectrum of neurosurgical problems from the latest techniques in fighting brain tumors to using stem cells to treat spinal injuries and stroke to the use of cancer-fighting vaccines.

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Patient Care

Whether your condition is common or complex, we understand every patient is unique and we treat each as a priority.

Clark Chen, MD, PhD

Department Head Clark Chen, MD, PhD

Our department offers outstanding neurosurgical patient care, excellent neurosurgical education and groundbreaking research in some of the most difficult problems facing neurosurgical patients today.

Like any great performer, Department Head Dr. Clark C. Chen knows how important it is to rehearse. Treating a patient recently demonstrated that rehearsal would be a critical part of her treatment.


Dr. Mayur Sharma recently joined the Neurosurgery Department as an Assistant Professor. His clinical practice focuses on tumors, his research focuses on making surgery safer.