Neurological Surgery Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in Cedars-Sinai's Neurological Surgery Residency Program. The goal of our program is the training of academic neurosurgerons who will be leaders in the field of neurosurgery.

Our graduates will be expected to be compassionate, technically excellent surgeons who have the desire, background and aptitude to excel in academic neurosurgery. The residency program is designed to meet the complex demands and realities of today's medical environment.

The Department of Neurosurgery has a large, full-time clinical faculty with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. These include state-of-the-art clinical care as well as both translational and basic research programs.

Welcome from the Chairman

The faculty and staff of Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery welcome you to the Neurological Surgery Residency Program.

The path from education as a physician to training as a neurosurgeon and neurosurgical researcher is challenging - and ultimately one of the most rewarding opportunities that you can choose to pursue.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are committed to excellence in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders in a caring, patient-centered environment. The Neurological Surgery Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai provides comprehensive neurological surgery training that combines:

  • An outstanding faculty of practicing neurologists, neurosurgeons, spinal surgeons and neuroradiologists
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technologies
  • Leading edge research facilities
  • A renowned regional Level 1 trauma with a high volume and variety of patients


Keith L. Black, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

Welcome from the Residency Director

Thank you for your interest in Cedars-Sinai Neurological Surgery Residency Program.  We are dedicated to meeting the challenges of providing the finest patient care while providing training to residents dedicated to academic neurosurgery and who will become future leaders of our field.

The residency program is complemented by a team of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses who assist in the care of the neurosurgical patients. In addition to time spent in the clinical area, the neurosurgical residents are expected to attend conferences, be able to progress academically and be involved in research efforts.  In the same spirit, our faculty is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care while maintaining an active research program in their area of interest.

We look forward to having you be a member our team.

Chirag Patil, MD
Associate Program Director
Director, Neurosurgical Outcomes Research

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