University of Nebraska Medical Center


Neurosurgery Residency

Our residents have experience in the private and academic practices of neurosurgery through rotations at Nebraska Medicine, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, and Children's Nebraska.  The combination of experience at a major tertiary/quaternary academic medical center and in community-based environments gives our residents excellent exposure to the full spectrum of adult and pediatric neurosurgical disorders.

Our program accepts two residents per year into our 7 year program. In accordance with ACGME Residency Review Committee guidelines, our residents spend, at a minimum, 54 months in clinical neurosurgery, 12 months in basic patient care education (including critical care medicine) and clinical neurosciences (including neurology, neuropathology, and neuroradiology), a year of research, and 12 months as Chief Resident. The research year is intended to provide a productive, meaningful experience for residents, so we allow flexibility in selection of research topics and mentors.

“Our program is known for its strong operative experience, exceptional staff, robust research opportunities, and a phenomenal group of residents.”

Elhaum Rezaii

Elhaum Rezaii, MD, MPH

PGY-2 Neurosurgery Resident

Nebraska Medicine

Nebraska Medicine

Nebraska Medicine, the home institution for our training program, is the largest medical center in the state of Nebraska. It has been recognized in national rankings as one of the nation's best hospitals. Neurology/Neurosurgery has been recognized as being among the top programs in the United States.

UNMC Neurosurgery Residency