Residency Program

The Neurosurgery Residency Training Program at the NYU Langone Health is a seven-year program designed to provide residents with increasing clinical and surgical responsibility over the course of their training, in order to prepare graduates for an academic neurosurgical career; a high-quality practice in the private sector; or further training in a sub-specialty fellowship. To learn more about various aspects of our residency program, click on the links below.

  • Residency Training Sites.
    NYU Langone’s residency training program provides clinical neurosurgery experience across three medical institutions: NYU Langone Health (Kimmel Pavilion), Bellevue Hospital Center, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.
  • Program Structure.
    A description of a resident’s role and responsibilities during each year of our training program.
  • Neurosurgery Department Conferences.
    Regularly scheduled teaching conferences are an important part of our residency training program.
  • Other Departmental Courses and Events.
    In addition to teaching conferences, a number of other educational and social events take place throughout the academic year.
  • Residency Curriculum Areas.
    Faculty members typically confine their practice to a specific area of neurosurgery, enabling them to obtain a depth of clinical experience and expertise that results in superior patient care. During residency training, residents get full exposure to each of these sub-specialty areas.
  • Frequently Asked Questions.
    Answers to some questions trainees commonly have when considering the neurosurgery residency program at NYU Langone Health.

VIDEO: The Department of Neurosurgery offers a comprehensive, energetic, collaborative, and cutting-edge training experience for residents that includes an in-depth academic curriculum, research opportunities, and clinical rotations in diverse locations, including the oldest public hospital in the United States.

Clinical Research Training for Neurosurgeons

Clinical research is at the heart of what we do in academic neurosurgery. At NYU Langone Health we teach the importance of continuous evaluation of surgical techniques, devices, and outcomes. Beginning in PGY-1, residents will be able to participate in clinical research projects with different levels of complexity. These can include case reports, clinical series, matched cohort analyses, database and registry development and use, and randomized controlled trials.

For neurosurgical residents with a special interest in clinical readership methodology we offer a one month course during PGY-5, at the beginning of their research year. This course is run by the NYULH Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Resident Research Mentoring Committee, chaired by Dr. Douglas Kondziolka in partnership with the Neurosurgery Clinical Research team for Neurosurgery residents that are part of the PGY4 - PGY6 to increase resident supervision and oversight over PGY-5 year research, to foster discussion and planning on research topic choices, conduct research, dissemination of findings, and career planning.

The CTSI/TREC Summer Intensive Program in Translational Research Methodologies provides a cohesive foundation in clinical research methods, biostatistics, medical bioinformatics, and ethics. The program is most useful to participants with limited formal didactic training in research methodologies who wish to rapidly develop skills for more advanced study and for participation in new or ongoing research projects. Commitment to full-time attendance for the duration of the course is required. Faculty is drawn from NYULH’s School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Individuals successfully completing the program will receive a Certificate in Translational Research, offered by NYULH School of Medicine via TREC, and approved by the New York State Department of Education.