The University of Virginia Health System’s Department of Neurosurgery combines innovative technology, world-renowned physicians and a team-based approach to diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the nervous system. The department consists of many subspecialty Centers of Excellence, covering the full range of neurological disorders. Our doctor teams will review every case presented to us. Our experienced and dedicated nursing and administrative staff is always available to provide around-the-clock care, support and information for patients, families and referring clinicians. We welcome referrals from all geographic areas.




Among the major strengths of UVA’s neurosurgery training program is the faculty’s commitment to resident education. As UVA faculty, we believe in education over service – a mantra often preached but poorly executed.

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Drs. Jeff Elias and Jeff Chang-Chia Liu, PhD using an ultrasound machine with a patient


Drs. Jeff Elias and Jeff Chang-Chia Liu, PhD are leading the development of high-intensity focused ultrasound technology, which has exciting potential for drug delivery and to treat tumors, stroke, movement disorders, and chronic pain non-invasively.

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Our department provides a variety of services including Pediatric Neurosurgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery, and more.

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Every Neurosurgery researcher is dedicated to better results for patients in our clinic. Your contribution can help ensure we are able to offer the best care based on advanced medical research.