The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery provides clinical experience to residents at three leading medical centers:

  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • MetroHealth Medical Center
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals, named one of the nation’s top 10 health systems by Thomson Reuters serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians.

At the core of our health system is University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, ranked again this year among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report and is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  The 1,032 bed complex offers 24 hour emergency care with separate facilities for children and adults.

University Hospitals is located adjacent to Case Western Reserve University in University Circle.  It is locally, nationally and internationally recognized for patient care, research and teaching.

The main campus includes the internationally celebrated UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital and the nationally ranked UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Its main campus also includes Lakeside Pavilion, Alfred and Norma Lerner Tower and the Samuel Mather Pavilion.

Lerner Tower opened in February 1994 as a medical/surgical in-patient facility with 210 private rooms.  The Department of Neurological Surgery shares its floor in Lerner Tower and a fourteen-bed intensive care unit with the Department of Neurology. The Mather Pavilion, which also opened in 1994, mainly houses adult operating rooms, outpatient suites and ancillary services.  In 1997, University Hospitals was pleased to open Rainbow, Babies & Children Hospital building, Horvitz Tower. The Department of Neurological Surgery has four designated operating rooms, two of which are connected by an electrophysiology monitoring room and are fully equipped to perform microsurgical, stereotactic and endoscopic surgery. The Center for Emergency Medicine and the Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center on the UHCMC campus opened in 2011 and provides 24 hour emergency care to adult and pediatric patients in a state-of-the art facility.

UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the United States and the world, including the UH Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute, UH Neurological Institute, UH Transplant Institute, UH Eye Institute, UH Digestive Health Institute and the UH Urology Institute.

Located in the middle of the CWRU campus, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is adjacent to undergraduate, graduate and professional facilities. Resident physicians are members of an exciting university community.  University athletic facilities are open to resident physicians on evenings and weekends. A campus film society and theater provide additional entertainment opportunities.  The hospital campus is a short walk from restaurants and some of Cleveland’s museums.

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MetroHealth Medical Center

MetroHealth Medical Center

MetroHealth Medical Center (MHMC) is a 728-bed hospital facility, acknowledged as one of the finest public hospitals in the country. This institution is an integral part of the CWRU neurosurgical educational program. It is a referral center for tertiary neurosurgical care and is the only certified adult Level I trauma center in northeastern Ohio. It operates MetroLife Flight, an emergency medical air transport service, as well as a regional burn center. The staff is composed of five full-time neurosurgeons who provide care in contemporary subspecialties. MHMC offers particularly strong clinical programs. In conjunction with its high volume of major trauma, it has one of the largest services for severe head and spinal cord injury in the United States. MHMC has a state-of-the-art research building, the Rammelkamp Institute, where neuroscience studies are conducted.

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Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center proudly serves veterans in northeastern Ohio in its two medical centers and one of thirteen community-based outpatient clinics. Coverage for neurosurgical conditions is provided by the residents and attendings from the UHCMC Department of Neurological Surgery.  The clinical neurosurgery service evaluates and treats a broad spectrum of neurosurgical conditions, with particular emphasis on spinal surgery.