About Our Neurosurgery Training Program
The Baylor College of Medicine Neurosurgery Residency Program has a history as one of the largest and most respected neurosurgery training programs in the United States. The program was founded as a nationally accredited residency program in 1958, and has been continuously and fully accredited ever since. Our residency program spans seven years, with three new residents added each year, and includes clinical rotations at five unique hospital sites, all located within the campus of the Texas Medical Center, as well as a dedicated research experience during the fourth year. The research year is supported by the department's NIH R25 grant.
A notable strength of the Baylor College of Medicine Neurosurgery Residency Program is that it offers truly unique educational experiences at each of its distinct training hospitals. The five affiliated hospitals that form the backbone of the program include: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Ben Taub Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Texas Children's Hospital.
Through a carefully designed program curriculum with scheduled rotations at these five hospital sites, our residents are exposed to the full range of neurosurgery, including: cerebrovascular, endovascular, epilepsy, skull base surgery, movement disorder, neurosurgical oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, peripheral nerve, complex spine, trauma, and pain specialties. The extensive surgical and patient facilities of the program's affiliated hospitals provide an excellent environment for training, and offer exposure to state-of-the-art neuroendovascular suites with three-dimensional reconstruction of angiography, intraoperative MRI and CT scanners, adult and pediatric level 4 epilepsy monitoring units, intraoperative microelectrode recordings, and many other technologies.
It is our commitment in the Department of Neurosurgery to train residents to become highly skilled, compassionate, and ethical neurosurgeons who become leaders in the field, both in academics and private practice.