Program Details - Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

(312) 996-4842
912 S Wood St MC799

Chicago ,IL 60612-4300
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Avis Foster
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (312) 996-4842

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established:
# of Residents per Year: 2
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 10
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case:
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: $750
Dedicated Research Time:
During PGY Year:PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: 1-2 times per week dependent on PGY year and rotation
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab:  Hands-on skills lab 2-4 times a year (e.g. microsuturing workshop, cadaver-based skull base approaches; cadaver-based spine approaches, endovascular simulation lab)
Publication Requirement: PGY 2-7: 1 manuscript/year on average
Primary Training Hospital: University of Illinois Hospital
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Illinois Masonic, Christ, Lurie Children's
Faculty names and specialties:
Number of Training Programs in Institution:

Program Philosophy: Our mission is to train residents to become proficient neurosurgeons with excellent clinical skills and the ability to contribute scientifically in the academic arena to advance the field of Neurological Surgery.
Outline of Rotations:
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Neuroendovascular, Critical Care, Spine, Functional
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 100%
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Skull base fellowship - Denver, CO Spinal deformity fellowship - Philadelphia, PA General neurosurgery practice - Murrieta, CA Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery (spine) - Stony Brook , NY Neurosurgery/Endovascular practice - Charlotte, NC

Research Opportunities: Vascular: Aneurysm structure, AVM hemodynamics, EC-IC Bypass, Cerebral hemodynamics and stroke Tumor: Tumor biomarkers, Glioma biology Spine: Spinal cord injury protection, Spine outcomes Functional: Facial pain, peripheral nerve stimulation
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Research Funding/Grants:

Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm Thursday 6.00-8.00pm Includes M+M, journal club, case conference (pediatric, cranial, spine, endovascular) , seminal articles/guidelines, didactics (neurology, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurocritical care), neuropathology slide review, quality improvement/professionalism

Number of Interview Sessions: 3
Length of Interview (Days): Friday night dinner; Saturday morning interview
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 30-40