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Department of Neurosurgery

As clinicians, educators, and investigators in the evolving field of neurosurgery, our mission is to be at the forefront of state-of-the-art services and care, new tools, and techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions, and comprehensive clinical training for emerging neurosurgeons. Within the department there are nine programs of excellence, offering unrivaled educational opportunities for our Residents and Fellows. 

Our neurosurgeons are experts in brain and spine care, with training in such areas as cerebrovascular disease, brain and spine tumors, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and peripheral nerve disorders and offer an array of services including cerebrovascular, spinal, functional, traumatic, tumor, and pediatric at four hospitals and their affiliated clinics in the Salt Lake vicinity. As part of the state’s only academic medical center, we serve as a major referral center and perform over 5,000 procedures every year covering the full spectrum of neurological conditions — from common to the most complex. 

Navigate our website to learn more about our surgical specialties, including our clinical specialty programs, esteemed faculty, and neurosurgical research.


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Department of Neurosurgery

Our mission is to advance the practice of neurosurgery through cutting-edge research, innovation in clinical techniques and technology, and training future leaders in the field.

We recognize that true progress comes from strong partnerships, and invite you to partner with us in transforming our knowledge into surgical solutions; and make the impossible possible.

Upcoming Events

February 3, 2023

47th Annual Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference

This meeting is opened to neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-radiologists and health care providers in the ...

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