Neurosurgery 2012 - 2013 - resized




Welcome to the Department of Neurological Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our Department's goals are to provide our patients with excellent care and to train a new generation of neurosurgeons. In addition, we are committed to improving health care to those in our community and surrounding areas.

Our faculty members are talented & dedicated neurosurgeons. We are fully committed to the best practices of patient care and educating & training neurosurgery residents. We pledge to provide the full range of neurosurgical subspecialty care. We are also involved in innovative research to improve the treatments of tomorrow.

We trained and educated some of the best Neurosurgeons around the country. Our residents take part in a number of diverse and challenging cases that provide life long experiences. We look forward to building on the academic standards rooted in our program.

New Orleans is a beautiful city that embraces teaching, learning, and sharing of knowledge. We look forward to having you as a part of our great city.

Thank you for your interest in our Department Neurological Surgery and ACGME accredited residency program.


Roger D. Smith, M.D.

Residency Program Director

Neurological Surgery is a discipline of medicine that provide the operative management and non-operative management (i.e. prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care and rehabilitation) of disorders that affects the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures, and vascular supply and the operative and non operative management of pain. As such, neurological surgery encompasses the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system, disorders of the brain, meninges, skull and their blood supply, including the extracranial carotid and verterbral arteries, disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column and disorders of the cranial and spinal nerves throughout their distributions.

Our outstanding faculty members deliver clinical and operative services at Tulane Medical Center, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, Women & Children's Hospital in Lafayette, La., and inpatient (via Tulane hospital) and outpatient services for Veterans Affairs Hospital in New Orleans. These affiliated institutions provide our faculty members and residents with a broad range of educational, operative, clinical, and research opportunities.

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