The Division of Neurosurgery is a leader in educating and training world-class surgeons.
Learn more about our training programs below.
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The UC San Diego Division of Neurosurgery selects two residents for training each year. The seven-year residency (including internship) provides comprehensive training in all aspects of modern neurosurgery including neurosurgical critical care, neurotrauma, neurovascular surgery, brain tumors, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy, pediatric neurosurgery, peripheral nerve, and spine/spinal instrumentation surgery. The program is academic in its orientation, with input from world-renowned basic science researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Scripps Research Institute, and the Salk Institute. The program is also designed to be flexible and strives to accommodate specialized research and/or clinical interests.
UC San Diego offers a 1-year pediatric neurosurgery fellowship in partnership with Rady Children's Hospital. The service provides advanced case complexity and volume at San Diego's only Children's hospital.
The 2-year fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery focuses on hands-on clinical experience under the direct guidance of experienced attendings in neurological surgery, neurology, and radiology. Common cases include ruptured/unruptured aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, atherosclerotic disease, and acute stroke intervention.