Program Details - Univ. of Texas/Southwestern

(214) 648-3234
Dept. of Neurosurgery
Dallas ,TX 75390-8855
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Jonathan A. White, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Mary Cook, Brittnee Daniels
Coordinator Email(s):,
Coordinator Phone(s):  (214) 648-3234, (214) 648-0594

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1961
# of Residents per Year: 2
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 19
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During PGY Year:PGY 3, PGY 4
Resident Call Responsibilities: Junior residents: q4 inhouse call Senior residents: q3rd week home call
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Residents have access to the lab 24/7. There is a lab coordinator who assists with setup during regular working hours. There are quarterly formal courses in the lab.
Publication Requirement: PGY 2-4 residents are expected to prepare 1-2 manuscripts per year. Senior residents enter either the academic tract or private tract. Residents in the academic tract continue to publish 1-2 manuscripts per year. Residents in the private tract are expected to complete a yearly performance improvement project.
Primary Training Hospital: Parkland Memorial Hospital
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Children's Health, VA Medical Center
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Program Philosophy: The goal of the residency program is to provide strong clinical training and foster good judgment in the field of neurosurgery in preparation for an academic career or an exemplary private practice. Emphasis is on a practical, patient-centered approach to the field with superlative technical training. Most residents are also involved with ongoing clinical or basic science research. Strong leadership abilities are also sought and cultivated.
Outline of Rotations: 3 month rotations (Parkland Hospital, Zale Lipshy Hospital, Children's Health, VA Medical Center)
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Spine Endovascular Skull Base Critical Care
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 100%
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Spine Fellowship, Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine, Indianapolis, IN Private Practice, Broward Health System, Fort Lauderdale, FL Pediatric Fellowship, USC Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, CA Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX Endovascular Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ Private Practice, Stormont Vail Health Neuro & Spine Center, Topeka, KS Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX Private Practice, Kaiser Permanente, Vacaville, CA Private Practice, Capital Neurosurgery,Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, Salem, OR Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX Skull Base & Cerebrovascular Surgery Fellowship, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Research Opportunities: Restoring active memory Electrophysiology of cognition Episodic memory encoding Delayed neurological deficits in subarachnoid hemorrhage Endovascular device development Outcomes in aneurysm surgery Metabolic processes in brain tumors Outcomes in spine surgery Return to play after traumatic brain injury
#IRBs: 46 current IRBs 11 industry-sponsored device trials 6 multi-center randomized control trials
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Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Cerebrovascular Conference (every Wednesday 7:00-8:30am) Comprehensive Spine Conference (every Thursday 5:00-6:00pm) Neuro-Oncology Tumor Conference (every Friday 12:30-1:30pm) M&M Conference (3rd Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm Neurointerventional Surgery Conference (every 3rd Monday 7:30-8:30am) Journal Club-Neurosurgery (2nd Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm) Journal Club-Neurocritical Care (2nd Thursday 12:00-1:00pm) Visiting Professor Conference (Friday 8:00-12:00, 4-5 times/year)

Number of Interview Sessions: 2
Length of Interview (Days): One November date and one December date 7:00am - 1:00pm Applicants have dinner with residents on the evening before their interview day.
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 30-35