Welcome to Department of Neurosurgery!

Yale’s Department of Neurosurgery traces its origins to 1918 with the appointment of Samuel Harvey, M.D., who had trained in Boston under Harvey Cushing, M.D., as chief resident and instructor in surgery. It was established first as an academic section within Surgery and became a free-standing department in 1997. Over the years, the department has contributed significantly to the development of the field and its subspecialties, as well as the basic and translational science underpinning neurosurgery. It has a ladder faculty of 22 with a census of 116 across non-ladder faculty, voluntary/adjunct faculty, residents, fellows, staff, and hospital affiliates.

Our physicians, scientists, practitioners and staff are devoted to providing the very best clinical care for all neurosurgical disorders of the central (i.e. brain, spinal cord) and peripheral nervous systems, as well as the blood vessels supplying them.

As part of our mission, we strive to excel on the three pillars of academic neurosurgery:

  • Dedication to providing the highest level of technically exceptional, compassionate and comprehensive neurosurgical care to our patients. 
  • Developing cutting edge research of a wide range of neurological diseases in an effort to ultimately translate new, more advanced treatment opportunities for patient care. 
  • Commitment to the education of our students and resident physicians, as well as the continuing medical education of our practicing physicians and providers.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve your patient care, referral, or educational needs.

For more information, please call 203-785-2807 or email neurosurgery@yale.edu.

Clinical Sections OR

Patient Care

Our department includes leading surgical experts in a number of different areas who specialize in cutting edge treatment options and patient care excellence.

Neurosurgery Group 2014

Education & Training

Our seven-year residency program is under the direction of Dr. Murat Günel, the department chair and Dr. Charles Duncan, the program director.

BrainLab

Research

We are committed to understanding the fundamental organization of the nervous system and the translation of basic science findings to the clinical domain.