Program Details - Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison

(608) 263-1411
600 Highland Ave. K4/834

Madison ,WI 53792
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Daniel K. Resnick, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Tara Anderson, Karen Edie
Coordinator Email(s):,
Coordinator Phone(s):  (608) 265-0480, (608) 263-1411

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1989
# of Residents per Year: 2
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 20
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 4197
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: $385.00
Dedicated Research Time:YES
During PGY Year:PGY 4, PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: The intern or PGY1 resident will work an average of 66 hours per week with a maximum of 16 hours of consecutive work. The PGY1 will average one day off per week. PGY2 Every 4th Night - 12 Months/year PGY3 Every 4th Night - 6 months/year PGY4 Every 4th night - 12 months / year PGY5 - 7 Not applicable.
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Yearly cadaver labsSpinePeripheral NerveSkull BaseWeeklyBrain cuttingSkull BaseSpine
Publication Requirement: Although our program does not require a minimum number of manuscripts, all residents are highly encouraged and supported to participate in scholarly activity throughout their residency training.
Primary Training Hospital: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Meriter Hospital
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Program Philosophy: At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Neurological Surgery, we seek to deliver outstanding neurosurgical care to our patients, with compassion, quality, and uncompromising integrity. We intend to instill the upcoming generation of neurosurgeons with the training, knowledge, and experience necessary to become experts in the field and spear head clinical and basic science research that will change the paradigm of how patients are cared for in order to maximize safety and effectiveness. In order to do this, the program will attract high-quality applicants from a geographically and culturally diverse applicant pool. We will provide a collegial educational atmosphere, which encourages professional exploration and growth. We will provide feedback to the residents regarding their cognitive, professional, and clinical progress. Our residents will complete all relevant academic, cognitive, and clinical milestones as necessary to document their capability for excellent neurosurgical practice and for contributing to the evolution of Neurosurgery.
Outline of Rotations: PG1 - Fundamental Clinical Skills PG2 - Junior Resident / Neuroradiology PG3 - Jr. Resident, Neuropath PG4 - Jr. Resident/Research PG5 - Sr. Resident/Research PG6-VA / Sr. Resident / Elective PG7 - Chief Resident
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Spine Neuroendovascular Neuro Critical Care Cerebrovascular
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 100
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship - U of Miami Health System Private Practice - St. Mary's Hospital Vascular/Endovascular/Skull Base Fellowship - The Oregon Clinic Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship - U of Alabama NIH Stroke Net Research Fellowship - U of Wisconsin Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Endovascular and Open Vascular Neurosurgery Fellowship- U of Tennessee Spine Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Endovascular Neuroradiology Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Fellowship - U of Alabama

Research Opportunities: *Angiogenesis and neurogenesis in focal cerebral ischemia *Intinsic anatomy of the brain *3 Dimensional Digital Display *Navigation for Ambulatory Procedures *Carotid Plaque Study *Biochemistry of ischemic brain edema and traumatic brain injury *CNS repair *Therapeutic protein delivery *Biological and molecular characterization of CSCs. *CT image reconstruction *Electromagnetic stimulation of tissue growth *Spinal Cord Injury *Noncoding RNAs and Post-Stroke Pathophysiology *MicroRNAs and Secondary Brain damage.
Research support personnel:
Research Funding/Grants: Array

Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Monday Peds Conference Inpatient Conference Spine Conference Neuroendovascuar/Tumor Conference Wednesday M&Ms Grand Rounds Neuroradiology Neuropathology Thursday Skull Base Resident Course Friday Spine Resident Course

Number of Interview Sessions: 4
Length of Interview (Days): Dinner in the evening the first night, followed by full day of interviews.
Number of Applicants Interviewed: ~50