What We Do
The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota and its clinical arm, University of Minnesota Health Neurosurgery, offer outstanding neurosurgical patient care, excellent neurosurgical education and groundbreaking research into some of the most difficult problems facing neurosurgical patients today.
"I accepted this role because I was moved by the Neurosurgery Department's optimism, ambition, and selfless dedication. I accepted this role because I was inspired by the department's fierce adherence to the highest standards of ethical, clinical, and scientific conduct. I am intently and relentlessly committed to this department's ideals and mission – of educating and cultivating the next generation of neurosurgical leaders, of improving our patients’ lives through advancement and practice of surgeries grounded in rigor and compassion, and of reshaping our collective consciousness through inquiry and knowledge."
- Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD, Head, Department of Neurosurgery