Residency Program

Neurological Surgery is a comprehensive seven-year residency program that includes the completion of an integrated internship managed by the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair. As part of our mission to quality patient care, education, and research the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair at the University of South Florida sponsors a fully accredited ACGME post graduate residency in neurological surgery. USF neurosurgery is in full compliance with the ACGME duty hour requirements and the newly implemented Next Accreditation System (NAS) requirements.

Our program began in 1987 under the auspices of the founding chairman Dr. David W. Cahill. Dr. Cahill set the precedence to the quality resident education and patient care for which this program provides. We accept two residents annually, for a total of fourteen residents, whose educational curriculum involves rotations through our four affiliated sites as part of their training, which include neuro-oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, and specific individualized medical care to our military veterans.

All resident rotations are designed with a specific educational component appropriate for the resident training level. Resident clinical and operative responsibilities increase when the resident demonstrates their level of competence. Given the complexity of neurological surgery, it is the ultimate goal of this program to produce highly skilled, competent and productive neurosurgeons dedicated to the continued advancements in neurological surgery with the focus on quality patient care and medical outcomes.

Thank you for expressing an interest in what we believe is an excellent, rapidly growing program dedicated to the training and maturation of neurosurgeons that are both a credit to our program as well as the profession at large.

Should you require additional information about our program, please contract Kelly Thompson, Resident Program Coordinator, via

We are very excited to welcome our two incoming residents who will be joining the team in July 2018!