Education & Training

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Program Information

The Neurosurgical Residency Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital is a seven-year program under the direction of the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Murat Günel is the department chair, and Dr. Charles Duncan is program director for the residency.

Application Process


Application to the Residency Program is strictly through the ERAS. You may apply through

Our program offers 2 positions each year. Applications are reviewed by the faculty and invitations offered for interviews. Interviews are scheduled for November, December and January. Every effort is made to accommodate applicant travel schedules. Applicants are encouraged to consider a sub-internship experience prior to application. The deadline for application to the Residency Program each year is September 30.

For specific questions regarding residency in Neurosurgery at Yale-New Haven Medical Center email Peggy McLaughlin or call the Department of Neurosurgery at 203-785-3275.

Medical Students

Medical students interested in sub-internships should email our residency coordinator Peggy McLaughlin. Students enrolled in LCME-accredited medical schools should review the VSAS AAMC website, and application process. 

International students should review the information and application process at

The Michael S. Voynick Lecture in Neuro-Oncology

In 1997 the Michael S. Voynick Lecture was established through the generosity of Irene Voynick in honor of Michael S Voynick. The Voynick Lecture is administered by Joseph M. Piepmeier, M.D.