Advocate BroMenn's Neurological Surgery residency program is conducted under the guidance of Program Director Jason Seibly, D.O., in partnership with Central Illinois Neuro Health Sciences and the Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation.
The Training Program
The neurological surgery residency program involves a training period of six years. By the end of the training program, the resident should be well-versed in the theoretical aspects of neurosurgery, fully trained in the bedside care of neurosurgical patients, a proficient technical neurosurgeon and able to critically evaluate neurosurgical clinical and basic research.
The residency program is structured into three-to-six-month blocks. All residents proceed through the various rotations sequentially, gaining experience and responsibility as they progress. The structured nature of the program allows the trainees to plan their time, studies, and research efforts. This organization leads to a more predictable and productive training experience.
Unique and State-of-the-Art
This program is unique in several facets. The program is directed by three fellowship trained attendings in pediatrics, skull base, cerebrovascular disease, neuro-oncology, and complex spine reconstructive surgery. Residents have opportunities to work with the most advanced neurosurgical equipment available including CyberKnife® Radiosurgery system, operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art operating microscopes, surgical navigation devices like STEALTH® Neuro-navigation, and Iso-C® for complex spine cases. Moreover, residents can gain first-hand exposure to treatment of complex cerebrovascular diseases by working with neuroendovascular staff. Residents are exposed to all adult neurosurgical subspecialties during their training.