There are currently eighteen full-time neurosurgeons on the Johns Hopkins faculty and ten active private neurosurgeons who participate in both clinical and teaching activities.

Patients are divided between the spine, tumor and vascular services. Each service consists of a chief resident (ACS), and 2 to 3 first or second year Neurosurgery residents.

The department currently employs eight physician assistants (PA) and four nurse practitioners (NP). Approximately 4,000 major neurosurgical operations are done each year and all aspects of neurosurgery are covered. Specialized areas currently include cerebrovascular, functional and stereotaxy, stereotactic radiosurgery, oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, peripheral nerve, skull base, spine and an epilepsy surgery program.

The organization of the neurosurgery service is somewhat different than is true in many other institutions. There are close interactions with related specialties and opportunities to learn the techniques of those specialties. The Spine Service allows neurosurgery and orthopedics to work together closely and neurosurgery residents are expected to learn orthopedic fixation techniques for the spine. The Center for Skull Base Surgery provides close interaction between neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-otology, and neurosurgery. The peripheral nerve team consists of both neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons. Specialized multidisciplinary groups function in both adult and pediatric neuro-oncology and there is a multi-department, multidisciplinary center for evaluation and study of problems of pain which originated and is based in the Department of Neurosurgery. These interactions provide a broadly based educational experience which crosses traditional specialty lines.

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