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Thank you for your interest in the neurological surgery residency program at VCU Medical Center. Our seven-year program is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and experience in clinical and operative neurosurgery, as well as to educate you on the basic sciences and laboratory techniques needed to embark on an academic career. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to make important career choices, confident in the broad-based clinical and laboratory training you have received here.

As a resident at VCU, you will be given progressive clinical responsibility based on your acquisition of knowledge and skills, have access to significant opportunities to conduct focused research and participate in an active clinical environment with state-of-the-art facilities. We invite you to explore our site further and then contact us to learn more.

VCU resident awarded prestigious national neurological fellowship

March 2015 — Fifth-year resident Lisa Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship award offered by the national neurosurgical societies. With the award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Feldman planned to conduct research on the use of perfluorocarbon as a new oxygen delivery therapy for treating cell death that results from radiation treatment of brain cancers. Her fellowship year was spent at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. | Read more »

“I don’t know if I would have received this award if I had been a resident in any other program.” — Lisa Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

July 2016 — Back from her year-long fellowship in New Zealand, Feldman shared exciting news and her thoughts about the experience. “The year I spent in New Zealand was extraordinary in that I had the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the world,” she said. “It was the best year of my life.”  |  Read about the team’s preliminary findings »

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From the residency director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in VCU’s neurosurgery residency program. VCU offers one of the most comprehensive neurosurgical residency experiences, including functional neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, nerve repair and endovascular neurosurgery, with advanced cases in all neurological subspecialties. The faculty takes pride in giving graded responsibility to residents as they progress through their training.

We are also especially proud of the level of camaraderie that exists among residents, faculty and staff. Residents frequently comment that the program feels like family. From state-of-the-art training to extensive support, I believe you will look back on your residency years at VCU as a highlight of your career.

R. Scott Graham, M.D.
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program