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Department of Neurosurgery

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

We strive to be a local, regional and national leader by providing excellent patient care, the highest level of education and engaging in cutting-edge research.

Our fellowship trained faculty is committed to preparing the next generation of neurosurgeons through our residency program, which in 2017 was accredited to 2027 by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Through the department's unwavering commitment to our educational mission, our resident physicians receive sub-specialty training in all facets of neurosurgery, including vascular, spine, brain tumors, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy, endovascular, peripheral nerve and other branches of the field.

Maintaining our role as a leading research institution is one of our top priorities. It is an ongoing goal to stay abreast of and be involved in developing the latest technological advances in neurological surgery. We actively innovate in the clinical and research realms of the field, helping to design new methods of delivering care.

In that spirit, we harness the power of critical research tools, such as three virtual reality systems and a 3-D printer that help us plan for surgical procedures and provide crucial insight into complex anatomy, all of which ultimately allows us to contribute to ground-breaking developments in the field. In addition to being deeply involved in a wide variety of clinical trials and national studies, our department also pursues research through other avenues such as retrospective reviews, prospective evaluations and database reviews, as well as partners with basic science experts to bring translational research to the forefront.

Unquestionably, we are dedicated to providing unparalleled care to our patients. Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in neurosurgery and neurology, the department takes pride using state-of-the-art technology in the operating room for optimal healthcare quality and patient safety.

For decades, our practitioners have been an integral part of the Kansas City community, and more broadly, it is our honor and privilege to be a contributing member of the field of neurological surgery. To our patients, alumni, current and potential trainees, and friends of the Department of Neurosurgery, we thank you for your continued support.

Please take some time to explore our website to learn more about us. We welcome your comments and questions. Thank you, again, for your interest.

Paul J. Camarata, MD
Paul J. Camarata, M.D., FACS
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery

Last modified: Aug 17, 2021