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Department of Neurosurgery

Through world-class, patient-focused care; innovative clinical and laboratory research; and specialized academic training, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah provides complete neurosurgical expertise to patients with cranial and spinal diseases and disorders. Our physicians offer an array of services including cerebrovascular, spinal, functional, traumatic, tumor, and pediatric neurosurgery at four hospitals and their affiliated clinics in the Salt Lake vicinity.

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Dr. Erica Bisson recognized by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) for Top Spine Paper of 2021
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Sep 09, 2021

Dr. Erica Bisson recognized by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) for Top Spine Paper of 2021

Along with her coauthors, University of Utah Professor of Neurosurgery Erica Bisson, MD, MPH, was recently recognized by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) for the 2021 Top Spine Paper of the Year — an annual award honoring articles of significant impact in the field and respective subspecialties that appeared in the journal Neurosurgery.... Read More

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Resident alum Vijay Ravindra receives the 2020 Bobby Jones CSF Chiari research award
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Dec 04, 2020

Resident alum Vijay Ravindra receives the 2020 Bobby Jones CSF Chiari research award

Former resident Vijay Ravindra received the Bobby Jones CSF Chiari research award at the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery annual meeting for a paper he published with Drs. Douglas Brockmeyer and Robert Bollo and other department members. Their paper described the condylar–C2 sagittal vertical alignment (C-C2SVA) measurement, which they developed as a tool for assessing Chiari I malformation. This measurement may be useful for screening Chiari I malformation patients to identify those at greatest risk for requiring ventral decompression/occipitocervical fusion. ... Read More

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Bench To Bedside: Vizport Device is judged Best in Engineering
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Sep 15, 2020

Bench To Bedside: Vizport Device is judged Best in Engineering

University of Utah Health's Center for Medical Innovation Bench To Bedside Competition 2020 has announced that the Vizport device took Best in Engineering. 2020 resident graduate Michael Karsy, resident Brandon Sherrod, and medical students---Brandon Pope at the U and Brian Farnsworth at Ohio State---developed the device under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Schmidt from Neurosurgery and engineer Govind Subramanian. The Vizport device is designed to assist with visualization during shunt placement for hydrocephalus surgery.... Read More

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William Couldwell, MD, PhDWilliam T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FACS

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

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Department of Neurosurgery

Clinical Neurosciences Center

175 N. Medical Drive East

Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Phone: 801-581-6908

Fax: 801-581-4385

Department of Neurosurgery Pediatrics Division

Primary Children's Hospital

100 N. Mario Capecchi Dr., Ste. 3850
Salt Lake City, UT 84113


Phone: 801-662-5340

Fax: 801-662-5370

After Hours: 801-662-1000