Comprehensive, State-of-the-Art Training in Neurosurgery
One of the primary missions of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the education of medical students and residents. We strive to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical training in all major subspecialties of neurosurgery. Faculty and residents work with medical students to ensure their experience is broad-based and that they feel well-prepared to enter the field of neurosurgery.
The Neurosurgical Surgery Residency is a comprehensive seven year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which provides each resident with a rigorous curriculum designed to achieve clinical and surgical excellence as well as a background in research.
The Department of Neurological Surgery offers CAST accredited enfolded or post-graduate fellowships in Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care and Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
- Medical Students
Our comprehensive neurological surgery medical education also includes opportunities for medical students, including:
Guide to Pulmonary Critical Care for COVID-19
S. Alan Hoffer, MD, Chair, Critical Care Committee, and Rana Hejal, MD, Medical Director, MICU at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, have authored a guide entitled, “A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Pulmonary Critical Care for COVID-19” which was endorsed by both the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgery (CNS). The CNS has placed the guide in their COVID-19 hub on their website to disseminate the information as a resource for national and international neurosurgical audiences. This guide was written to help prepare neurosurgeons in case they are asked to step in to care for COVID patients, as they have been in New York and Michigan.
Answering the Call: From Neurosurgeon to Critical Care Physician During COVID-19
In addition to Dr. Hoffer’s and Hejal’s COVID-19 resource manual, Dr. Alan Hoffer now has a blog that discusses how the shortage of health care providers impacts neurosurgeons.