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Neurosurgery Department

Leading Minnesota to the best neurosurgical care in the nation


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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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