Program Details - Allegheny General Hospital

(412) 359-6200
Dept. of Neurosurgery
Pittsburgh ,PA 15212-4746
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Jody Leonardo, MD FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Deborah A. Musico
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (412) 359-3575

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1995
# of Residents per Year: 2
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 20
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 4500
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: 1000.00
Dedicated Research Time:YES
During PGY Year:PGY 6
Resident Call Responsibilities: Yes. Call responsibilities vary from 3 times per week to 1 day per week to alternating chief call weekends.
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: 2 Bio Skills labs per month
Publication Requirement: Residents are expected to submit to a minimum of 1 abstract per year.
Primary Training Hospital: Allegheny General Hospital
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Forbes Regional Hospital
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Program Philosophy:
Outline of Rotations: 3 mo neurology, 3 mo general surgery, 6 months pediatric neurosurgery, 3 months of neuropathology, 6 months neuroradiology and SRS, 12 months as chief, 54 months of clinical neursosurgery
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Functional Neurosurgery fellowship program available for senior residents.
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 100%
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Academic position: Penn State Hershey Epilepsy fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Military Commitment - Navy Academic position: Jacksonville Academic position: Allegheny General Hospital Military commitment: Air Force Academic position: WVU Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship: Colorado Univ at Denver Military commitment: Air Force Academic position: Allegheny General Hospital

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Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday morning to include basic neuroscience lectures, M&M and case conferences, Neuroscience Grand Rounds and Bio Skills lab sessions.

Number of Interview Sessions: 3
Length of Interview (Days): Evening Dinner. All day interviews.
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 42