Education & Training

A Message from the Program Director

John D. Heiss, M.D.,  Residency Program Director

The primary goal and objective of the National Institutes of Health Neurological Surgery Residency Training Program is to train outstanding clinical neurosurgeons with unparalleled experience and expertise in laboratory and clinical research who become academic leaders in neurosurgery.

We select residency applicants with a strong academic record and aptitude for performing innovative research during their neurosurgical residency training and academic careers. Our residency graduates are expected to expand the number of neurosurgeon-scientists possessing advanced research skills, enabling them to elucidate disease mechanisms and develop novel and more effective neurosurgical treatments.