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Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery

Graduation party on the Mon River



The latest issue of "MD News" features a cover story on WVU's neurology and neurosurgery programs. 

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New Neurosurgery Faculty Announced

The Dept of Neurosurgery is pleased to announce that Erich O. Richter and Christopher P. Cifarelli have joined our faculty. Dr Richter is the new Residency Program Director, and specializes in surgical treatment of epilepsy and movement disorders. Dr Cifarelli is the Director of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and is interested in tumors of the pituitary gland, primary and metastatic brain tumors.

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Kiplinger's Top 10

Kiplinger's magazine names Morgantown, WV, to their list of 10 Great Places to Live, 2013 . Among the perks they featured are  the many cultural activities, varied outdoor recreation, our economic growth, and our proximity to major metropolitan centers. We enjoy small town living with Broadway shows and sporting events close by, the best of both worlds!

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The WVU Department of Neurosurgery

The neurosurgeons of the WVU Department of Neurosurgery provide state-of-the-art care to adults and children with disorders of the brain, carotid and vertebral arteries, pituitary gland, spine and spinal cord, cranial and spinal nerves, and autonomic nervous system. Our faculty are nationally and internationlly recognized experts in the field of neurological surgery who are highly trained and very skilled neurosurgeons at the forefront of the development and practice of new techniques in neurosurgery.

West Virginia University Neurosurgery faculty members staff two regional hospitals in addition to West Virginia University Hospital (WVUH) which serves as the academic hub. WVUH is a 531-bed teaching hospital, a nationally-recognized Level One Trauma Center and is well-equipped with spacious operating rooms and a Gamma Knife.

Residency Training

The faculty, residents, and administrative staff of the WVU Department of Neurosurgery make the training of the future generation of neurosurgeons our top priority. As the largest provider of neurosurgical care in the region, our residents are exposed to all aspects of neurosurgical disease. Our program is based upon the concept of both a broad and rigorous exposure to all the subspecialties of neurosurgery. This translates to the residents being exposed to a broad range of options and expertise in the management of neurosurgical disease.

We are committed to adding value to every facet of your training. You shall be taught and individually mentored, evaluated and promoted, and also asked to evaluate us and help the program integrate numerous innovations. Most of all, you will grow into a competent and credible academically-oriented neurosurgeon, positioned to learn throughout your career.