Message From the Program Director

The University of Arizona Department of Surgery offers a seven-year integrated program of research and training in clinical neurosurgery that covers the full spectrum of neurosurgical disease, including intra-cranial vascular, stereotaxis, trauma, pain, peripheral nerve, occlusive vascular disease, functional, epilepsy, complex spine, transsphenoidal and pediatric neurosurgery.

We perform 3500 neurosurgical operative procedures per year.  Active research is encouraged during all years of training and includes cerebral vascular, neuro-oncology, pain, stereotaxis, epilepsy, neurosurgical genomics and socioeconomic aspects of neurosurgery.

Residency training is conducted at four institutions in Tucson and Phoenix by 15 neurosurgical faculty.  The program accepts one resident per year and participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS).  Newly recruited residents participate in the New Resident and NS-2 Bootcamps, sponsored by the Society of Neurological Surgeons.

We mentor applicants to maintain a balanced professional and personal life, emphasizing development of individual strengths and interests in clinical neurosurgery and research throughout residency training.  

If you are interested in our residency program and would like more information, please contact our Program Coordinator.

Thank you,

Martin E. Weinand, MD
Residency Program Director
Professor of Surgery