When you or a family member is dealing with a brain injury or disease, you will undoubtedly have many questions: What is the right treatment? How is my life going to change? What does this all mean? How will I manage this disease or injury and keep moving forward?
One question you shouldn’t have to ask is whether your physician is the right fit, whether your physician is highly trained and whether your physician is armed with the most comprehensive, life-extending therapies available?
Patients want answers to their questions and guidance down this uncertain path. It is our life’s work to care for patients at their most vulnerable, frightened, and sickest moments. UC Health neurosurgeons have spent their lives training for it, and we are backed by the facilities and resources of one of the nation’s top medical institutions.
Trust UC Health with Your Neurosurgical Needs
UC Health is the leading expert in the care, education and research of brain, spine and nerve disorders in Greater Cincinnati.
UC Health is proud to be the:
- region’s only neuroscience intensive care unit
- region’s only Level 1 trauma center
- home of 13 neurosurgeons, the largest and most decorated in the region
- home of the most skilled neurological nurses and therapists in Cincinnati
- region’s referral destination
Our neurosurgeons are experts in neurological disorders with extensive years in sub-specialty training—making UC Health a regional referral destination and top choice for patient care.
What makes our team stand apart is the truly integrated services, coordinated across specialties. Not one team member works in a silo—we come together to develop a treatment plan that keeps the patient and family our top priority. Together, we touch every aspect of a patient’s life. We use the latest technologies for advanced diagnostic imaging, complex surgery, radiosurgery and radiotherapy, chemotherapy, inpatient and outpatient follow-up care, and neurologic rehabilitation. And we don’t stop there. Integrative medicine is a critical component as is caring for the caregiver.
We also lead and engage in diverse research and our investigations help advance the science and art of neurosurgery across the country.
Our Patients Come First. Always.
“Providing excellent patient care is at our core. We devote that same level of service to our community providers and work together to ensure their patient needs are met.”
Professor of Neurosurgery; Frank H. Mayfield Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Spine Tumors, Spinal Deformity
Professor of Neurosurgery
Clinical Instructor of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Spine Tumors
“Every patient who we treat becomes the focus of a multidisciplinary team of specialists armed with the most comprehensive tumor-fighting and life-extending therapies available.”
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, UC Brain Tumor Center
Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Proton Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
“We individualize every patient experience and offer our patients the full spectrum of spine care, ranging from state of the art minimally invasive to complex spinal deformity and tumor treatments.”
Clinical Instructor of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery, Spine Tumors, Spine Surgery
“It's an honor to work each day improving the outcomes of patients who have suffered mild and severe head injuries. As part of the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Cincinnati, we're proud that we offer the right mix of specialists and medical resources the patient needs in a moment’s notice.”
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, Spine Surgery, Brain Injury, Brain Tumors
“We're the silent partner community providers have depended on for complex care. We serve as a resource when additional support is needed.”
Professor of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery, Stroke, Neurovascular, Endovascular
“It is my passion to work with patients helping them to understand how behaviors influence genes and how healthy behaviors make it possible to live longer and better.”
Professor of Neurosurgery; Executive Director, Community Affairs
Neurosurgery, Oncology, Brain Tumors, Facial Neuralgia, Integrative Medicine, Integrative Oncology
“I'm proud to be a part of a team who has made it their life's work to improve the lives of people with epilepsy, Parkinson's and movement disorders. Our 30-year history of excellence ensures patients receive the highest level of care.”
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, Functional Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Spine Surgery
“A person who suffers a stroke, or is at risk of stroke, will receive the highest level of compassionate, comprehensive care regardless of the complexity of the cerebrovascular case.”
Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, Skull Base Surgery
Neurosurgery, Neurovascular, Skull Base, Stroke, Brain Tumors
Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors
Neurosurgery, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Nurse Practitioner
Honoring Our Past, Embracing Our Future
“As Cincinnati’s academic health system, the department of neurosurgery has a long history of innovation and collaboration. Our team works across the traditional boundaries of healthcare to bring together experts from over 15 specialties. It is an honor to serve our region and impact the lives of both our partners, patients and families.”
John M. Tew, Jr., MD
Professor of Neurosurgery;
Executive Director, Community Affairs,
Vice President of Community Affairs
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“Soon, neurologic and psychiatric patients will have a new home in Cincinnati. The UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute building will be tailored to our patients’ unique needs. Functionality and innovation will align, giving our patients the world-class care.”
Joseph Broderick, MD,
Director, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute
Locations & Directions
The latest neurosurgery research from
the University of Cincinnati
- Endoscopic transorbital superior eyelid approach: anatomical study from a neurosurgical perspective.
- The Present State of Neurointensivist Training in the United States: A Comparison to Other Critical Care Training Programs.
- Refining Operative Strategies for Optic Nerve Decompression: A Morphometric Analysis of Transcranial and Endoscopic Endonasal Techniques Using Clinical Parameters.
- The Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Decompression and Fusion.