Neurosurgery Program - Participating Hospitals


Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan and Ascension Providence Hospital in Novi, Michigan serve as the 624-bed combined base teaching hospital for this neurosurgery residency program. Ascension Providence Hospital is a level II trauma center and a major academic center serving the medical schools of Michigan State University and Wayne State University in addition to 20 sponsored residency programs for 180 residents and fellows. Thompson and Reuters have chosen Ascension Providence Hospital for the last three years as one of the Top 15 Teaching Hospitals in the United States.

Ascension Providence Hospital was recently recognized as a top 50 Neuroscience Hospital by US News & World Report and as one of the nation's top 100 hospitals for neurological care by CareChex in 2014. Ascension Providence Hospitals perform well over 3,000 neurosurgical cases annually and maintains one of the highest volumes of minimal invasive spine surgery in Southeast Michigan with recognition by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Top 100 Spine Surgery Centers in America. Ascension Providence Hospital is a major referral center in the country for individuals with skull base tumors, particularly acoustic neuroma, and is nationally recognized for its multi-disciplinary approach with the neurosurgery and neuro-otology teams to treat these tumors.

A comprehensive neuroendovascular program has made Providence a major regional referral center for cerebrovascular disease. Between Ascension Providence Hospital, Ascension Providence and Ascension St. John Hospital (below), the neurosurgery residency manages one of the largest neuroendovascular case volumes in the country with over 900 neuro-diagnostic and neuro-interventioal procedures performed each year. Facilities at Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus and Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus have dedicated neuro intensive care units, epilepsy monitoring units, Linear Accelerator for radiation therapy and a new state-of-the-art microvascular and skull base dissection lab that recently opened at the Van Elslander Neuroscience Institute at Ascension Providence Hospital.

1915 340 beds DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Michigan’s first Level I Trauma Center, is a constant and innovative force in the evolution of emergency medicine. Receiving hosts one of the busiest and most well-equipped emergency departments anywhere, training nearly half of practicing emergency medicine physicians in Michigan. The oldest and largest verified burn center in the state is at Receiving, and is one of only 63 in the country. Detroit Receiving offers expertise in many specialty services, including emergency medicine and trauma, critical care, orthopaedics, neurosciences, nephrology, pulmonology, diabetes, geriatrics and urology. Boasting the state’s leading 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen program and Metro Detroit’s first certified primary stroke center, Detroit Receiving is a leader in senior care with our nationally recognized Rosa Parks Geriatric Center. A Center of Excellence for disaster preparedness, the experts at Detroit Receiving have made it the model for regional, state, national and federal agencies.


The Department of Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Michigan (CHOM) specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with a wide range of neurosurgical disorders. Pathology treated includes: abnormal skull development, brain tumors, congenital spine abnormalities, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, neural tube defects, stroke and vascular malformations, along with trauma of the head and spine. CHOM performs over 2,000 neurosurgical cases each year. The department's services include a multidisciplinary approach in the management of brain tumors, epilepsy, craniofacial abnormalities, and spasticity management. Additionally, Children’s Hospital of Michigan has an active and comprehensive hydrocephalus program and is one of the worldwide leaders on pediatric hydrocephalus research.


Harper University Hospital, established in 1863, is among America’s oldest and most highly regarded teaching institutions. As part of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Harper is staffed by leading medical experts and educators — many of whom rank among the top in the nation. Neurosurgery residents at Providence Hospital spend three months rotating at Harper with a leading expert in neuropathology during their pathology rotation. Time is dedicated performing brain autopsies, pathology review, and integrated multi-disciplinary education with other sub-specialties to advance their education in neurosurgery.

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