Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN houses one of the country's longest-standing residency training programs and a variety of basic science and clinical research programs. The department prides itself on its long history of outstanding clinical teaching and professional organizational leadership.

Neurological surgery (neurosurgery) is a specialized surgical field encompassing the treatment of all aspects of the central and peripheral nervous system and the spinal column. Our department is comprised of several subspecialty Divisions of Neurosurgery, with each division focusing on a particular aspect of neurosurgery, such as Cerebrovascular Surgery, Neurooncology, Neurotrauma and Critical Care, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, and Spinal Surgery.

If you are an interested medical student wishing to perform a neurosurgical rotation at our institution, please contact Wendy Elliott at (901) 448-6375 or

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Journal of Neurosurgery Article

The Journal of Neurosurgery recently published an extensive article on the history of neurosurgery in Memphis that is now available in printable .pdf format.

(Article DOI: 10.3171/2009.4.JNS09173)

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Department of Neurosurgery

847 Monroe Avenue, Suite 427
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6375
Fax: (901) 448-8468