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Neurosurgery Residency Program

The Yale Neurosurgery Residency Program is committed to training the best and brightest resident physicians to becoming capable, competent, safe neurosurgeons who will be exceptional leaders in our field. 

As resident education is a top priority in our Department, in addition to serving as Department Chair, Dr. Murat Gunel also functions as the Residency Program Director, with Dr. Michael DiLuna as the Associate Program Director. Dr. Gunel and the Department wish to thank Dr. Charles Duncan for his 18 years of service as the Program Director for the residency.

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Michael DiLuna, MD, FAANS

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Associate Residency Program Director

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Murat Gunel, MD, FACS, FAHA, FAANS

Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Chief, Neurosurgery, Yale New Haven Health System

Chair, Perioperative Executive Leadership Committee

Director, Residency Program

Member, National Academy of Medicine

Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics

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Jennifer Moliterno, MD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Brain Tumor Surgery

Associate Residency Program Director

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Patrick Robert Tomak, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Associate Residency Program Director