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Why CWRU?

Why select the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Department of Neurological Surgery for advancing your medical education, experience and research efforts?

  • The Case Western Reserve University Department of Neurological Surgery has a rich academic history with ties to George Crile, MD, Elliot Cutler, MD, Frank Nulsen MD and Claude S. Beck, MD.
  • The University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the only Neuroscience Center of Excellence in the State of Ohio with a Stage 4 - Institute designation.
  • Case Western Reserve University is the primary affiliate of University Hospitals Case Medical Center, consistently ranked as one of the nation's leading academic medical centers.
  • Our neurosurgery program combines the power of a large bustling academic medical center with the intimacy of in-depth, one-on-one, apprenticeship training supervised by national leaders in virtually every neurosurgical subspecialty.
  • Many of our graduates have gone on to become department chairs and leaders in their field.
  • Over one third of CWRU neurosurgery graduates pursue an academic career.
  • More women have graduated from the Case Western Reserve Neurosurgery Program than from any other neurosurgery program in the country.
  • One of three programs in the country offering the AutoLITT (laser interstitial thermotherapy) for treating brain tumors.
  • One of the nation's few neurosurgery programs with access to a virtual reality surgical simulator.
  • The Department of Neurological Surgery's affiliation with UH Case Medical Center provides a depth of resources and access to the latest technologies and leaders in a variety of medical disciplines.