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.
The University of Utah Department of Neurosurgery is offering a 2-month summer internship for medical students. The purpose of this program is clinical immersion in neurosurgery and the opportunity to perform high-level clinical and translational research.... Read More
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
Former University of Utah neurosurgery resident Walavan Sivakumar, MD was recently named as Chair of the AANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee — a group dedicated to developing and guiding future leaders in the field of neurosurgery.... Read More
COVID-19 and hemorrhagic stroke are a deadly combination, increasing the risk of death up to 2.4 times among patients who have this pairing compared to those who only had hemorrhagic strokes.... Read More
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.
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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