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Information on the Department of Neurological Surgery, including education programs, faculty and research at IU School of Medicine.

Neurological Surgery

Expertise across the full spectrum of brain, spine and nerve care

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery provides world-class clinical care, education and research in neurosurgery and related neurosciences. The department intends to lead Indiana, the Midwest and beyond in the care of patients with nervous system disorders using state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques in the operating room and clinic—doing so in a compassionate and caring environment that emphasizes quality and safety. Neurosurgery clinicians, researchers and educators at IU School of Medicine are at the forefront among national leaders in how they treat patients, investigate new therapeutics and train the next generation of neurosurgeons. 

2022 Annual Report

Learn more about the accomplishments of the Department of Neurological Surgery in our 2022 Annual Report.

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Internationally renowned faculty neurosurgeons at IU School of Medicine provide training to medical students, residents and fellows pursuing subspecialty expertise.
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Through clinical and laboratory research studies and more, neurological surgery faculty researchers dedicate their life’s work to advancing treatment solutions for patients.
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Clinical Care

Department faculty are advancing the health of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders with a unique, patient-first approach to brain, spine and nerve care.
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25 clinical and research faculty
1.1 million dollars in NIH funding
4 annual endowed lectureships

Faculty Spotlight

21154-Moore, Kenneth

Kenneth A. Moore, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

The primary clinical focus of Kenneth Moore, MD is the comprehensive management of neurovascular disorders using both open surgical and endovascular methods. He also practices general neurosurgery with a focus on cranial disorders and minimally invasive techniques.

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65063-Pease, Matthew

Matthew W. Pease, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Matthew Pease, MD specializes in functional mapping and minimally invasive tools to minimize the impact of surgery on the brain, allowing for faster recovery. As a fellowship trained data scientist, he is pushing cancer care forward through developing new artificial intelligence-based tools to help diagnose and treat cancer more effectively. 

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Faculty Physicians and Educators

Faculty neurosurgeons at IU School of Medicine provide expert pediatric and adult care through IU Health Physicians, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary practice plan. These faculty are dedicated to the school’s tripartite mission that focuses on education, research and clinical care. As a result, IU faculty surgeons provide the most advanced care and ensure future patients will have access to highly skilled specialists offering innovative surgical approaches that result from rigorous research.

Neurological Surgery Residency Program

Residents in the IU School of Medicine Neurological Surgery program are trained by experienced faculty who publish research results from clinical trials and independent clinical investigations in reputable peer-reviewed biomedical journals each year.

Graduates of this seven-year residency program are prepared for a broad range of career options across the field of neurological surgery. Many of the program’s recent graduates are now faculty in some of the nation’s top neurosurgery programs; others transitioned into successful private practice.

Neurosurgery Residency