Embark on a Career-Altering Journey

We’re so glad you’re interested in applying to the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Barrow Neurological Institute. Program Director, Dr. Peter Nakaji, is thrilled to welcome those applicants who show a passion for expanding upon what's possible, and who are committed to becoming leaders in the neurosurgery and neurosurgery science fields. We’ve worked hard to create a healthy, supportive environment — we’re a family, and we’re always looking to bring on new and exciting talent. We train the world’s foremost neurosurgeons, and we hope you’ll be one of them.

Leaders in the Making

Our Department of Neurosurgery is home to more than 20 board-certified and board-eligible clinical faculty members. And each neurosurgery subspecialty is represented. As a resident, you’ll work alongside eight members of the prestigious American Academy of Neurosurgery. And when we say work, we mean it — more than 8,000 neurosurgical procedures are performed annually at Barrow, including endovascular interventions and stereotactic radiosurgery, with facilities that include 64 patient-dedicated neurointensive care unit beds.

In addition to the operating theater, our research division supports active laboratories in:

  • Spinal biomechanics
  • Skull base surgery
  • Molecular biology
  • Genomics

World-Class Access

Barrow is dedicated and invested in our residency program, and it shows in the constant improvements and resources we provide, such as:

  • Newly renovated offices with individual workspaces, and several private offices.
  • Funding for course and conference attendance, start-up research, fellowships and other educational endeavors.
  • A dedicated neuroscience publications office that assists with manuscript preparation and submission — we’re the second most published neurosurgery department in the nation.
  • Subscriptions for every student to award-winning international medical and science publication, Thieme eNeurosurgery, co-edited by Program Director, Dr. Peter Nakaji.

Taking the Next Step

Are you an independent, creative and self-motivated individual, ready to join a world-class team and embark on a career-altering journey? Then we’d love for you to apply to the Barrow Residency Program. For more detailed information about the program, including how to apply, contact the Residency Program Coordinator at (602) 406-3196.

Get to Know Barrow Brain and Spine

Curious about what differentiates Barrow Brain and Spine from other neurosurgical institutes? From our groundbreaking discoveries to our pioneering procedures, there's a reason patients travel from across the globe to be treated at Barrow.

See the Barrow Difference