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.
John Kestle, MD, professor of neurosurgery at University of Utah Health, is the principal investigator on a major $10M National Institutes of Health-funded grant that is studying care improvements for infants with hydrocephalus. ... Read More
The University of Utah and the Huntsman Foundation have announced six additional presidential faculty chairs. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academic researchers, educators, and clinicians spanning a wide array of fields. The presidential chairs are named for the late businessman, philanthropist and founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.... Read More
A paper that used the University’s Value Driven Outcomes database to evaluate factors that cause cost variation in neurosurgical procedures was chosen as one of the Editor’s Choices articles for the June 2019 issue of World Neurosurgery. Residents Michael Karsy and Jian Guan worked with medical students under the supervision of Dr. William Couldwell on this research.... Read More
To help promote the highest standards of care, and improve the overall rates of survival and recovery following TBI, experts issued the 3rd edition of the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Severe TBI.... Read More
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