Neurosurgery Residency

group portrait of residents in 2022
The Department of Neurosurgery places a strong emphasis on achieving academic excellence. Our program is a seven‑year training program with 14 residents total—two residents in each training level. Our goal is to train the next generation of neurosurgical leaders and to provide the highest standard of care while integrating top‑level research and leading‑edge technology into every layer of education. 

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The Neurosurgery Residency Program is a seven-year program with extensive exposure to surgical techniques, neurology, neuropathology and neuroradiology. It prepares residents for clinical practice and academic careers. The large case volume at Houston Methodist contributes to making our residents outstanding surgeons. 
We perform over 5000 neurosurgical cases each year, and believe in early operative exposure for all residents. The program provides extensive exposure to advanced operative techniques including awake craniotomy, complex vascular and skull base surgery, intraoperative imaging, and intraoperative neurophysiological technology. Our faculty also has a large spine practice and routinely perform complex deformity correction surgery, and have two intraoperative O‑Arms to aid with teaching techniques. There is also extensive exposure to the specialties of neuropathology, neurology, and neuroradiology, and advanced surgical simulation technology. In addition, the program includes a full year of protected research, rotations in pediatric neurosurgery, and an opportunity to complete a six‑month elective rotation in London, England – providing residents a unique exposure to a different system of medical care.

Our residents finish the program with surgical skills that most do not have until well after fellowship training, and significant clinical and basic research experience and credentials equivalent or better than most junior neurosurgical faculty at other institutions.

Education Manager

Corina Gutierrez, MBA
Department of Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin, Suite 944
Houston, TX 77030

Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
Department of Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin St.
Scurlock Tower, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030