The Mount Sinai Department of Neurosurgery Residency Program combines patient care, research, and training, providing a student well-rounded training in all aspects of clinical neurosurgery. The program will prepare the student for a career as an outstanding surgeon and investigator.
Residents receive clinical training at both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital Center. The diversity of case materials provides them a broad background including:
- endovascular neurosurgery
- epilepsy neurosurgery
- functional neurosurgery
- pediatric neurosurgery
- peripheral nerve surgery
- skull base neurosurgery
- spinal neurosurgery
- vascular neurosurgery
Responsibilities are developed in a graded fashion in respect to patient management and operating room experience. The program is comprised of:
- one year of internship
- four clinical training years, which include rotations through neurology, neuropatholgy, pediatric neurosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and radiosurgery
- plus an additional two years of basic research/subspecialty neurosurgery training
As a resident, you’ll have the advantage of working in operating rooms with the most sophisticated neurosurgical instruments including the latest Leica or Zeiss operating microscopes, frameless stereotaxy and intra-operative monitoring. The microsurgery is televised to various monitoring consoles for observation and instruction.
The program curriculum includes 48 months of clinical neurosurgery experience, including 12 months as Chief Resident, surpassing the minimum standard set by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.