Neurological Surgery Residency
The Spectrum Health/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Neurological Surgery Residency is a seven-year program, accepting one resident annually. We are committed to producing highly qualified neurosurgeons with the confidence to undertake their craft of clinical decision-making and surgical expertise with distinction.
Training is conducted at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Blodgett Hospital and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. A large array of technical assets in both diagnostic and therapeutic domains, coupled with the clinical expertise of specialty-focused staff, serve to supplement the training experience to prepare trainees for future practice
Our surgical faculty consists of 12 senior surgeons. Three are pediatric neurosurgery, two are orthopedic spine surgeons and seven neurosurgeons are focused on adult patients. They are supported by 17 APPs and a large body of technical staff. Highlights include an iMRI, hybrid angiographic suites, Leica and Zeiss operating microscopes, ROSA (1) and Mazor (2) robotic systems, Storz neuroendoscopic system, Visualase LITT, NICO Myriad/Brain Bath, O-arm (3), Starfix and Leksell stereotactic frames, Clearpoint system, StealthStation navigation systems (8), Artis Q biplane systems and the Novalis Tx stereotactic radiosurgery system
- Technical competency in surgery
- Sound decision making
- Ethical practice
- Spirit of serving
- Desire to teach and innovate
- A commitment to solving clinical problems
- Butterworth Hospital - Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center; over 800 beds, a Neurocritical Care Unit, dedicated Neuroangiography suites (2) and operating facilities (3) with state-of-the-art technical assets in all neurosurgical programs
- Blodgett Hospital - site for the majority of elective spine surgery
- Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital – site providing for entire scope of pediatric neurosurgical procedures
Research is supported by the Spectrum Health Office of Research and Education and collaborations are established with several research enterprises, including Michigan State University, Van Andel Institute and Grand Valley State University. Opportunities exist to establish clinical and translational research projects in collaboration within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, as well as with faculty in these neighboring institutions. Departmental faculty are engaged in several clinical trials, government-supported projects and graduate studies programs.
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