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Learn About Our Residency Program

UC San Diego is the proud home to an internationally recognized neurosurgical residency program that offers a diverse range of opportunities for academic neurosurgeons. Our mission is to train the neurosurgical leaders of tomorrow.

Educating Leaders of Tomorrow

UC San Diego continues a strong tradition of teaching excellence, academic productivity, and national engagement. The Department offers residency and fellowship opportunities and conducts path-defining research in the field of neurosurgery.

Our Specialty Teams

The treatment of neurologic disease requires complex, interdisciplinary care. UC San Diego Neurological Surgery is home to expert teams that provide world-class care during each step of our patients’ treatment journeys.

Leading in Research and Innovation

Our collaborations with basic and translational neurosciences, engineering, free-standing research institutes, and a robust biotech community allow UC San Diego Neurological Surgery to serve as an international clearinghouse for new surgical technologies.

Patient Care at UC San Diego Health

Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego provide advanced treatments for injuries and disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. We are a proud Top 25 national destination for neurology and neurosurgery.

Welcome to UC San Diego Neurological Surgery

Alexander A. Khalessi, MD, MBA

It is my distinct privilege to lead a diverse group of faculty, residents, and staff specializing in every aspect of neurosurgical care. Our team performs world-class surgical procedures, conducts pioneering research to advance our understanding of neurologic disease, and educates the next generation of neurosurgical leaders.

We hope this site helps you explore our innovative work and inspires opportunities to collaborate with our Department. Exciting times ahead!

Alexander A. Khalessi, MD, MBA 
Chair of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Radiology and Neurosciences

TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE


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NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

               
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PATIENT CARE

PATIENT CARE

               
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UC San Diego Neurological Surgery is part of a world-class academic health system that delivers cutting-edge neurosurgical care and research innovation to San Diego and beyond. We further view education and training as a core value. UC San Diego enjoys a steep trajectory as a distinguished destination for neurological surgery. Join us in our mission.

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