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Neurosurgery – Professional Education

Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are committed to establishing and maintaining high-quality Graduate Medical Education training programs.

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Our institution provides the diverse patient population, dedicated faculty, excellent clinical and basic science departments, and nationally recognized research programs required to create an environment optimal for learning and for the development of future leaders in the art and science of medicine.

Learn more about the Neurosurgery residency program listed below.

Neurosurgery Residency

The Penn State Neurosurgery Resident Training Program is under the direction of James McInerney, MD, FAANS, FACS, Program Director. This is a seven-year program accepting two residents per year. We are particularly proud of the collegial, collaborative and supportive environment that exists among the faculty, residents, nurses and staff of Penn State Neurosurgery.

The Penn State Neurosurgery Training Program offers CAST accredited fellowships in the following sub specialties. The fellowships are restricted to Penn State Neurosurgery residents.

  • Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship - Kevin Cockroft, MD, MSc, FAANS, FACS, FAHA
  • Peripheral Nerve Neurosurgery Fellowship - Kimberly Harbaugh, MD and Elias Rizk, MD, MSc
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship - James McInerney, MD, FAANS, FACS, FRCSC
  • Spinal Neurosurgery Fellowship - G. Timothy Reiter, MD
  • Neuro-Oncology and Skull Base Neurosurgery Fellowship - Brad Zacharia, MD, MS
  • Neurocritical Care Fellowship - J. Christopher Zacko, MD, MS

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Neurosurgery Electives

Neurosurgery electives are short rotations that provide a setting for medical students to learn needed fundamentals for a potential future in neurosurgery.

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Neurosurgery Continuing Education

A variety of continuing education programs take place in neurosurgery. When available, registration information is listed here.

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