Department of Neurosurgery


The Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is where American neurosurgery was founded by Dr. Harvey Cushing in 1913. Since our opening over 100 years ago, the department has maintained a strong commitment to state-of-the-art patient care and to the advancement of neurosurgical research and education. Today, BWH is one of the top neurosurgery providers in the country and has been consistently ranked as one of America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report®. Our team consists of 29 surgeons and specialists, 21 residents from Harvard Medical School and over 100 department staff members. This multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing patient-focused, world-class medical care for the entire spectrum of neurological diseases.

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff remain our top priority. Our Neurosurgery team is devoted to providing the best care to all our patients. Regardless of where you are in your care journey, we are here for you in person and virtually.

“Our internal Brigham data and best evidence shows that the measures, instituted since March, are providing the safest possible environment while you are in the hospital and that we have never stopped taking care for patients suffering from urgent and emergent conditions.”
E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgical Care Close to Home

In addition to providing care at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, our team of neurosurgeons deliver personalized care in your community with eight convenient locations, including Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (Foxborough), Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Spaulding Outpatient Center Framingham, Brigham and Women’s Neurosurgery of Milford, Brigham and Women’s Neurosurgery of Pembroke, Brigham and Women's Neurosurgery of South Weymouth, and Brigham and Women's Neurosurgery of Westwood.

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