Research Opportunities

With UVA Neurosurgeons and Neuroscience researchers pursuing research in most all areas of neuroscience, we have many opportunities for residents to pursue research in areas that interest them.

The Department of Neurosurgery in 2010 partnered with the NIH and NINDS to create the  joint NIH-UVA Neurosurgical Residency Program, which has the goal of training and educating future academic neurosurgical leaders with the ability to perform world-class neuroscience research. NIH-UVA residents spend half of their 7 year residency at UVA participating on the very active clinical service, and the other half at NIH pursuing research in a setting as creative, innovative, and well-equipped as one can imagine.

Our $1.5M Microsurgical Training Lab was built by the hospital and departments of neurosurgery and otolaryngology-head & neck surgery, where our residents have hands-on monthly cadavaric training on all neurosurgical approaches, and research complex microanatomy.

Our residents are very involved in studies that lead to dozens of publishing opportunities during their residency.  Learn more about ongoing research in our department at this link.