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The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center strives to be one of the finest training programs not only in the Midwest, but also in the nation. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

We offer two residency positions per year and feature a total complement of 14 residents. The program includes the integrated PGY-1 year.

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Preparing you for success...

Our forward-thinking curriculum has helped our residents register some of the highest scores in the nation on the American Board of Neurological Surgery Exam, which all residents must pass before completing their training programs.

We also prepare our residents for life as successful neurosurgeons with the innovative “Life After Residency” Series, a unique addition to our educational offerings that covers topics such as professional-service contracting, billing and collections, productivity values and uses, employment agreements, insurance agreements, credentialing and mock medico-legal depositions.

Our curriculum includes 18 months of dedicated research time for each resident. We’re also proud to say that since the 2017-18 academic year, three of our residents have earned prestigious Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) Research Fellowship Grants.

Program Leadership

Paul J. Camarata, M.D.
Chair and Professor, Neurosurgery

Roukoz Chamoun, M.D.
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Residency Program Director

Ready to apply? We fill our residency positions through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Each year, we accept ERAS applications from September 15 through November 15.

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"Everywhere is going to have ORs, cases, technology, different surgeries. But the thing that’s going to make the difference is who you do those things with, and the people here are amazing. From your co-residents to the OR staff to the people who make your food in the cafeteria, this is really a Midwest family atmosphere. It’s great to come to work everyday and feel like you’re part of a family. "

Contact us!

To learn more about our training program, please contact: 

Margaret Minea, Residency Coordinator
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 3021
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6119
Fax: 913-588-7570

Department of Neurosurgery

University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Mailstop 3021
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-0356
Fax: 913-588-6061