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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.

Latest News

Mark Mahan, MD and John Rolston, MD, PhD Receive Neuroscience Initiative Funding for 2018 Collaborative Pilot Projects
recognition
Jul 25, 2018

Mark Mahan, MD and John Rolston, MD, PhD Receive Neuroscience Initiative Funding for 2018 Collaborative Pilot Projects

This year, the Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Utah funded five one-year pilot collaborative seed grant projects for up to $50,000 in research areas that align with the Neuroscience Initiative mission of deepening our understanding of the brain and transforming this knowledge into innovative solutions for patient care. The Neuroscience Initiative links basic, translational, and clinical research in five disease pillar areas:... Read More

Neurosurgery
Bornali Kundu Receives NREF Research Award
education
Apr 09, 2018

Bornali Kundu Receives NREF Research Award

Each year, the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation provide Research Fellowships and Young Clinician Investigator Awards to fund basic, translational, and patient-oriented clinical researchers. This year, fourth-year resident Bornali Kundu, MD, PhD, was awarded the NREF and AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care 2018-19 Research Fellowship Grant... Read More

Neurosurgery
research
Aug 08, 2017

U.S. News and World Report Names University Of Utah Hospital Top In Utah; List Also Includes High National Rankings For Huntsman Cancer Institute & ENT Specialty

Huntsman Cancer Institute, ENT, ,

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2017-2018 Best Hospital Rankings. For the fourth consecutive year, University of Utah Hospital was ranked No. 1 in Utah and in the Salt Lake City metro area. University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) was also ranked number 38 in the country for cancer care, while the university’s Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialty was ranked 18th nationwide.... Read More

Neurosurgery,Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,Internal Medicine,Neurology
clinical
Jul 05, 2017

Advancing Patient Bedside Monitoring

intensive care

In the Intensive Care Unit doctors and nurses must make decisions that involve integration of massive amounts of data that is constantly changing. To cope with all this data they rely on monitors that beep and buzz alerting medical staff when a patient needs attention. At University of Utah Hospital, bedside monitoring is being taken to a whole new level thanks to groundbreaking new software.... Read More

Neurology,Neurosurgery
Concussion Recovery: A Six-Step Process
education
Dec 26, 2015

Concussion Recovery: A Six-Step Process

How do you recover from a concussion? There’s a process to follow. Not following doctors’ recommendations can lead to bigger problems in the future. Neurosurgeon Dr. Greg Hawryluk covers the six steps doctors prescribe to athletes for concussion recovery. The steps also work if you aren’t an athlete. Most important: If you think you have suffered from a concussion, you still should see a doctor.... Read More

Neurosurgery
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