Welcome to the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where American neurosurgery was founded by Dr. Harvey Cushing in 1913. Our team is devoted to the advancement of neurosurgical care, research, and education. The Department’s multidisciplinary staff of more than 13 clinical faculty and over 100 department members strives to provide patient-focused, world-class medical care for the entire spectrum of neurological diseases. In 2012, alone, our Department offered over 8,800 clinic visits and 2,432 surgical treatments to patients from local, national, and international communities.
Fifteen clinical neurosurgeons in the Department of Neurosurgery deliver state-of-the-art treatment and care via many revolutionary techniques to improve outcomes for our patients. We provide timely, patient-centered care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, as well as our community hospitals, BWH-MGH Health Care Center at Foxborough and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, for a range of neurological disorders, including:
Make an Appointment
If you are a new patient who would like to schedule an appointment with a BWH Boston Neurosurgeon, please call our New Patient Coordinator at (617) 732-6600, staffed 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you are an established patient, please contact your respective physician’s office directly to coordinate an appointment. Please click the following to receive more contact information: Contact Us
Our research efforts in neuroscience and tumor biology aim to achieve significant scientific discovery to improve neurosurgical treatments for patients. With a robust research agenda, our program is supported by nearly $10 million in funding each year.
For more information about our neurosurgical research, please click the following: Our Research
Our teaching programs are designed to promote a comprehensive and deep understanding of neurosurgery, inspire compassionate care for patients, develop technical and surgical skills, and expand scientific inquisitiveness of future neurological surgeons. The Department organizes a 15-resident Harvard Neurosurgery training program in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Boston and offers a variety of subspeciality fellowship teachings in Cerebrovascular, Neuroendocrine/Pituitary, Brain Tumor, and Pediatrics.
For more information about our educational opportunities for physicians, visit the "For Medical Professionals" section of our website.
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This page was last modified on 11/15/2013