Our patient-centric mission is evident in everything we do, from the skilled care offered in our clinical sections to the pioneering research being conducted on projects ranging from stem cells and brain tumors to epilepsy.

In 1998, the department introduced the first stereotactic radiosurgery/gamma knife therapy in the region. Since then, our work on behalf of patients in need of neurosurgical care has grown rapidly. Today, we offer world-class care through seven clinical sections and one program.

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The Yale Department of Neurosurgery is a collaborative clinical service where exemplary patient care and rigorous basic research create a challenging academic environment as well as a world-class treatment and referral center for neurological diseases.

Neurosurgery Group 2014


The Neurosurgical Residency Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital is a seven-year program under the direction of the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Murat Günel is the department chair, and Dr. Charles Duncan is program director for the residency.



Research in the Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine, covers a broad range of interests, reflecting the diversity of contemporary state-of-the-art neuroscience research.