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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 as we as we emerge from the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

We understand that you may have concerns, and want to assure you that we are steadfast in our commitment to safely providing the critical care you need and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

“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

Learn more about the Brigham and Women's Safe Care Commitment.

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 BWH-MGH Health Care Center at Foxborough, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Spaulding Outpatient Center Framingham, Brigham and Women's Neurosurgery of Mansfield, 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.


For over a century, a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery.