Boston Neurosurgeons


The Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston provides world-class neurosurgery services. Our Boston Neurosurgeon Team has a long tradition of excellence going back to 1913 when Dr. Harvey Cushing first established American neurosurgery at BWH. Today, our internationally recognized neurosurgeons, who are all faculty at Harvard Medical School in Boston, continue to build on the distinguished history of this founding team by offering state-of-the-art neurosurgical services.

The Department's staff of neurosurgeons in Boston consists of more than 13 clinical faculty and over 100 department members dedicated to providing comprehensive care for patients across the entire spectrum of neurological disorders. The Department provided more than 2,600 surgical and 8,400 clinic visits in 2009 alone, treating patients from Boston, across the US and around the world.

Learn more about our neurosurgeons at BWH's Boston area locations.

BWH: world-class neurosurgeons in the Boston area.

Our expert neurosurgeons in the Department of Neurosurgery deliver comprehensive neurosurgery treatment through many innovative techniques to improve outcomes for our neurosurgery patients. Our dedicated team provides timely, patient-centered care at our Boston campus as well as at our community locations, Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough, and Brigham and Women's Ambulatory Care Center in Chestnut Hill.

BWH Boston neurosurgeons treat patients with every type of neurological disorders, including brain tumor surgery as part of brain cancer treatment. Services provided by our expert neurosurgeons at BWH in Boston include:

  • cerebrovascular
  • endovascular/interventional neuroradiology
  • epilepsy/seizure
  • movement disorders
  • pain
  • peripheral nerve
  • pituitary/neuroendocrine
  • neurosurgical intensive care
  • stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy
  • skull base surgery
  • spine
  • trauma

Specialty services provided by the neurosurgeons at our centers outside of Boston include neurosurgery consultations in Chestnut Hill and Foxborough for brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases and other brain and spinal disorders.

The Neurosciences Center at BWH: innovative services from world-class neurosurgeons

Boston neurosurgery and Boston neurology are part of the Neurosciences Center at BWH, which offers many innovative and advanced treatments and therapies for all diseases of the nervous system, including stroke treatment. The center has one of the largest and most specialized clinical teams of neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and radiologists available anywhere.

To schedule an appointment with a Boston neurosurgeon or one of the neurosurgeons at BWH's other neurosurgery locations, please call our New Patient Coordinator at 1-800-294-9999, staffed 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday, or contact your respective physician's office directly to coordinate an appointment.

Neurosurgeons research at the Boston campus

Researchers at the Department of Neurosurgery at BWH's Boston campus are focusing on neuroscience and tumor biology aimed at significantly improving the treatments that neurosurgeons offer our patients. The program has a robust research agenda supported by annual funding of nearly $10 million.

Learn more about BWH's Boston neurosurgery department, as well as services available in Chestnut Hill and Foxborough. Use our online physician directory to find a Boston neurosurgeon on the main campus at Brigham and Women's Hospital or at a satellite location in the greater-Boston area.

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