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Department of Neurosurgery

Two residents in a surgical setting

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN houses one of the country's longest-standing residency training programs and a variety of basic science and clinical research programs. The department prides itself on its long history of outstanding clinical teaching and professional organizational leadership.

Neurological surgery (neurosurgery) is a specialized surgical field encompassing the treatment of all aspects of the central and peripheral nervous system and the spinal column. Our department is comprised of several subspecialty Divisions of Neurosurgery, with each division focusing on a particular aspect of neurosurgery, such as Cerebrovascular Surgery, Neurooncology, Neurotrauma and Critical Care, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, and Spinal Surgery.

Boop Named President-Elect Of International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery

image of Dr. Frederick BoopFredrick Boop, MD, co-director of the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently named president-elect of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN). Read More

Klimo Wins Pediatric Paper of the Year for the Second Year

image of Dr. Paul KlimoFor the second year in a row, Paul Klimo, Jr. MD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was awarded the Pediatrics Paper of the Year by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) during the CNS annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Read More

Last Published: Dec 30, 2019