Ascension Providence Neurosurgery Residency
Teck M. Soo, MD FRCSC FRCS(Ed) FACS FAANS
Program Director, Neurosurgical residency program, Ascension Providence Hospital
Chief, Neurosurgery, Ascension Providence Hospital
Clinical Director of Complex Spine Program, Van Elslander Neuroscience Center of Excellence
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
Dear Prospective Neurosurgery Residency Applicant,
Welcome to the Ascension Providence Neurosurgery Residency Homepage. I am delighted to assist you in this first exploration of a Neurosurgical career. I, your Program Director, and the rest of the Ascension Providence Faculty pledge to you unyielding support to help you develop into a highly-skilled, well-rounded neurosurgeon with the character to serve your communities.
Our program started in 2001 and became an AOA-accredited program in 2007. We successfully transited to ACGME accreditation in the single accreditation system in 2017 and to date, we are one of only two osteopathic programs which made the transition successfully. Our faculty, residents, and staff are all very proud of the commitment and adaptability demonstrated in this transition.
Our program’s strengths are our high clinical volume, diverse case types, and dedicated faculty notable for its breadth and depth of training. All our core faculty are fellowship-trained neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons who are experienced in surgical education. Our case types include Spine Surgery, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Skull base surgery with one of the highest volumes of acoustic neuroma in the country, Functional Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurosurgical Oncology, and Pediatric Neurosurgery. We have established Neuro-oncology elective in North Shore University Hospital and Pediatric Orthopedic Spine elective in Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Our clinical volume ensures robust Clinical research activity and our nascent affiliation with the College of Human Medicine in Michigan State University is evolving regarding basic and translational research.
We allow a safe and balanced environment which encourages for progressive responsibility and academic inquiry. At the conclusion of the residency, our residents will be prepared not only for a robust clinical practice, but also as a scholar with intellectual curiosity.
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Our best wishes to you as you progress through the residency application and interview process. Please contact us if we can ever be of assistance.