• Michael Park, MD, PhD, joins department

    Park has extensive experience with a form of neuromodulation known as deep brain stimulation. This surgical therapy for brain conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor, modulates brain activity to treat the conditions’ symptoms.

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  • Family fights to save their son

    Tired of being told to just “enjoy him,” Amy Kruse insisted that her son, Abel, needed help and eventually reached out to the University of Minnesota's Children's Hospital.

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  • Art helps patient deal with pain

    When she was suffering from trigeminal neuralgia, Beth Gale realized that when she was creating art, she was more relaxed and not in pain. She thought that might help others with the condition and began exploring ways to make it happen.

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  • Faculty members make Top Doctors list

    Neurosurgery faculty were voted in by their peers in the Best of the Twin Cities Top Doctors list by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

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  • The ups and downs of becoming a neurosurgeon

    A recent article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune describes aspects of the training of outstanding physicians who have recently graduated from medical school to become, over a period of seven years, neurosurgeons.

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Neurosurgery resident

Learn with us – Residency in Neurosurgery Program

Blending tradition and innovation, we are a premiere neurosurgery academic center focused on:

  • Educational excellence
  • Cutting-edge research
  • Skilled, compassionate patient care.

We have developed a reputation for stable, principled direction thanks to leaders such as:

Dr. Stephen J. Haines, Department Chair and Professor

Dr. Matthew Hunt, Assistant Professor and Resident Program Director

On average, we accept two new residents into the Neurosurgery Residency Program each year. Will one be you?

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University of Minnesota Neurosurgeons

Discover with us – Pushing Neurosurgery's Boundaries

Because we deal with some of the most complicated and difficult neurosurgical diseases, we constantly face problems for which there are no definite answers. Our basic, translational and clinical research programs focus on better understanding these problems, which can lead to effective future treatments.

Our research explores a wide spectrum – from deep brain stimulation to using stem cells to repair spinal injuries to the use of cancer-fighting vaccines. We invite you to take a quick tour of two of our labs:

Walter Low Laboratory

Vel, Earl Grande, V. Richard Zerling Laboratory

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