Who We Are
The Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery is consistently ranked as one of the top neurosurgical programs in the country. The department is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of faculty, researchers, clinic and administrative support and trainees dedicated to the provision of unparalleled patient care, developing the next generation of neurosurgeons and neurosurgeon-scientists and innovation through clinical, bench and translation science.
The Department provides state-of-the-art clinical, surgical and research facilities throughout metro Atlanta. Basic science and clinical faculty within the department serve as principal investigators for NIH and other extramurally funded basic and clinical research.
Department faculty are also nationally renowned for leadership in national neurosurgery, including serving on boards of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery Residency Review Committee, Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, past presidents of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Georgia Neurosurgical Society, as well as vice president of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.
The Department of Neurosurgery, which is the only neurosurgery training program in the metropolitan region, is committed to excellent residency training. By training subsequent generations of neurological surgeons, we fulfill our institutional missions of “Patient Care, Teaching and Research,” while contributing to the growth and development of neurosurgery as a profession.
Highlights for the Department of Neurosurgery and the University as a whole include:
- Seven faculty members ranked in the 2017 Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors issue, including: Cory Adamson, MD, Daniel Barrow, MD, Nicholas Boulis, MD, William Boydston, MD, PhD, Jeffrey Olson, MD, Andrew Reisner, MD and Gerald Rodts, MD.
- US News & World Report Ranked Emory University Hospital as the number one hospital in Metro Atlanta and Georgia.
- Emory Neurosurgery ranked 12th in NIH funding for Neurosurgery programs, while the University ranked 16th in NIH funding to universities.
- During the 2014-15 fiscal year, the Department of Neurosurgery conducted over 4,100 surgeries, as well as over 2,300 consultations, making it one of the top programs in clinical volume.