Program Details - Oregon Health & Science University

(503) 494-6207
Portland ,OR 97239-3011
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Justin Schultz Cetas, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Shannon Winchester, MBA, MAT
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (503) 494-7526

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1948
# of Residents per Year: 3
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 16
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 3000
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: 6000
Dedicated Research Time:YES
During PGY Year:PGY 6
Resident Call Responsibilities: Yes. Primary night call is covered by a night float mechanism, and this duty is carried out during PGY2 and 3 years. Trauma and backup call is done occasionally during senior resident years.
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Five annual Dissection Courses for Cranial/Skull Base and Spine, in modern OR style VIRTUOHSU simulation facility.
Publication Requirement: Two manuscripts per year for PGY2 through PGY6 years.
Primary Training Hospital: OHSU University Hospital
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Doernecher Children's Hospital, Oregon VA Health Care System
Faculty names and specialties:
Number of Training Programs in Institution: 86

Program Philosophy: Education Due to breathtaking advances in neuroscience and technology, neurosurgery has become perhaps the most complex and challenging field within medicine. Mastery of neurosurgery requires the education of lifelong learners and problem solvers. The OHSU faculty includes leaders of efforts to redesign neurosurgical education nationally. At OHSU, we have implemented formal education in basic research, clinical research methodology, grantsmanship, evidence based medicine and professionalism. Training The OHSU residency program in neurological surgery has a long tradition of excellence in procedural training. Our faculty provide hands on experience in all areas of neurosurgical practice, including tumor, vascular and endovascular, complex spine, functional stereotaxis, skull base, pediatric, epilepsy, pain, peripheral nerve, and radiosurgery. The program is located at the only medical school and only national Clinical Cancer Center in Oregon and is housed in three major facilities on one campus: OHSU Hospital, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and the Portland VA Medical Center. OHSU boasts many neurosurgical programs unique in the state: functional and epilepsy surgery (adult and pediatric), comprehensive pediatric, endovascular and skull base surgery, and intra-operative MR imaging. Training is supported by a dissection curriculum and fully instrumented dissection laboratory. Mentoring The definition of leadership in medicine is evolving. We mentor trainees in the skills necessary to contribute original, creative and durable advances to our field. Leadership may include basic or translational science, clinical trials, education, advocacy, ethics and professionalism. We encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and with special interests and accomplishments suited to these challenges. At OHSU, our goal is not simply to teach, learn and practice neurosurgery, but make neurosurgery better.
Outline of Rotations: Intern Rotation, Junior Resident Rotations, Senior Resident Rotations, Research Resident Rotation, Chief Resident Rotation
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Research. Endovascular, Skull Base/Open Vascular, and Pediatric Fellowships are available. Endovascular and Skull/Base Open have occasionally been done in part enfolded, with special permission.
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 80
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship - OHSU Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship - UCLA Medical Center Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship - OHSU Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship - Texas Children's Hospital Neurosurgeon - Oregon Neurosurgery Assistant Professor - LSU Health Sciences Center Neurosurgeon - Riverside Health System Neurosurgeon - Kaiser Permanente Neurosurgeon - Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship - The Hospital for Sick Children

Research Opportunities: Central Mechanisms of Pain Control, Thermogenesis and Sleep, Cerebrovascular Disease, Central Mechanisms of Obesity, Neuro-oncology and Blood Brain Barrier, Spinal Surgery Registries, Pharmacological Therapy of Pituitary Tumors
Research support personnel:
Research Funding/Grants:

Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Grand Rounds Conference with regular M&M, Spine Conference, Fundamental Knowledge Conference, Journal Club, Resident Case Conference, Pediatric Neuro-oncology Case Conference, Neuro-oncology Case Conference

Number of Interview Sessions: 2
Length of Interview (Days): Thursday dinner, Friday interviews
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 30