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About the Residency Program

The University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery, is one of the leading academic neurosurgery residency training programs in the country. The department provides broad-based education for medical students and comprehensive residency training programs, as well as continuing medical education for neurosurgeons worldwide.

A large attending staff with diverse expertise administers clinical neurosurgical training at affiliated hospitals:

Residents who successfully matriculate become proficient in the use of advanced technologies and techniques in cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve surgeries. They become expert at clinical evaluation, application and interpretation of state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, and they become accomplished in the methods of neuroscience investigation, data analysis, presentation and publication.

Areas of Specialization

Faculty members’ interests are wide-ranging. Subspecialties advanced clinically and academically are highlighted by their status as divisions within the department. These include:

  • Cerebrovascular
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurotrauma
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Skull base
  • Spine
  • Neurofunctional

Residents advance in activity and responsibility at the conclusion of annual performance reviews.


The University of Cincinnati has full approval of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Benefits & Stipends

More information about the contract, benefits and stipends can be found on the UC College of Medicine GME website.

Jonathan A. Forbes, MD
Neurosurgery Residency Director

Kerry Crone, MD
Neurosurgery Residency Associate Director

Penny Schwab
Neurosurgery Residency Manager
Phone: 513-558-3903
Fax: 513-558-3335
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