Message from the Chair

On behalf of the faculty, residents, nurses and staff, I want to welcome you to the Department of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

In this website, you will learn about our Department, comprising a team of talented physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff who are dedicated to providing the very best clinical neurosurgical care for disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system, as well as the blood vessels which support them.

We are committed to providing our patients with exemplary care, to teach our medical students and residents to deliver superior treatment for complex neurosurgical conditions, and to nurture innovation and research.

Our highly skilled neurosurgeons have extensive experience in performing all neurosurgical procedures, including minimally invasive spinal surgery, microsurgery to treat brain tumors and intracranial aneurysms, as well as surgical treatments for stroke, epilepsy, and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Likewise, we have an outstanding group of pediatric neurosurgeons that provides exceptional care to our younger patients.

As a Department with great history and tradition, we offer a residency program designed to provide an outstanding and well-rounded training in all aspects of clinical and academic neurosurgery. We seek to prepare each of our residents for an exceptional career as a surgeon and clinical investigator.

The interaction between the Department's research and clinical teams enables us to rapidly translate research findings into new therapies and better approaches to patient care. Supported by National Institutes of Health funding, Veteran Association merit grants, private foundation grants, and philanthropy, our faculty haveĀ a rich tradition of performing excellent clinically relevant basic and translational research work and publishing in high impact journals.

As we look to the future, we remain committed to our mission to deliver world class, compassionate care to our patients today, and further the field of neurosurgery to help our patients tomorrow.

Sandeep Mittal, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Wayne State University
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Detroit Medical Center and Karmanos Cancer Institute