Medical School

Neurosurgery Department

Leading Minnesota to the best neurosurgical care in the nation


  • NEW 690x350 Michael Park

    Michael Park, MD, PhD, joins department

    Has background in deep brain stimulation

    Learn more about him.

  • 690x350 Dino Terzic

    Ups and downs of becoming a neurosurgeon.

    Article in Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Read more.

  • 690x350 Top Docs

    Faculty members make Top Doctors list

    Voted in by their peers.

    Search the list.

  • 690x350 Beth Gale Mask

    Art helps patient deal with pain.

    Way to cope with trigeminal neuralgia.

    See more.

  • 690x350 Amy and Abel

    Family fights to save their son

    U of M has expertise to help.

    Find out more.

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Come 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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Come 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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  • Last modified on January 6, 2015