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Department of Neurosurgery

Welcome to the Medical College of Georgia Department of Neurosurgery at Augusta University. As part of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence our mission is to deliver excellent patient care, provide superior education to the resident staff and the community as a whole, and engage in innovative research. We are proud of the award-winning Children's Medical Center at Augusta University, our nationally recognized patient-centered care approach, and the Augusta University Gamma Knife Center.

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How to donate     

Funding Educational Activities for Neurosurgical Residents and Medical Students

The residents and medical students of the Neurosurgical Department are asking for your help in funding their educational activities. 

The Neurosurgery Resident Education Fund (211550)


The General Neurosurgery Fund (211530)




Upcoming Event

Marshall B Allen Symposium

Marshall B. Allen, MD Symposium

In 1965, Dr. Marshall Allen, M.D., became the Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgery in the Medical College of Georgia, creating a culture of growth and compassionate care that is still present within the now-Department of Neurosurgery at MCG. In honor of Allen's achievements and contributions, the MCG Department of Neurosurgery is proud to present the Inaugural Marshall Allen, M.D., Scientific Session and Lecture on August 25, 2022.

The Inaugural Allen Lecture will be given annually by a guest neurosurgeon who has made significant contributions to the field of neurosurgery at large, while the Allen Scientific Session features the research and achievements of both past and present MCG neurosurgery residents. The lecture and scientific session also culminate in a Reception to follow at SRP Park for Augusta GreenJackets vs Charleston Baseball game.  

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Department of Neurosurgery

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History of MCG Neurosurgery

The history of the Medical College of Georgia's Neurosurgery department.

Residency Programs

Medical College of Georgia's Neurosurgical Residency Program at Augusta University

Research Program

Medical College of Georgia's Neurosurgical Research Program at Augusta University

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Neurosurgery Department in Community News

Understanding the inner workings of the human brain

March 26, 2021The Means Report

The Means Report is placing a focus on the medical side of events in our lives, and taking a look at the wonders of modern medicine and the exciting things going on right down the street at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University with a focus on the human brain. To find out everything we can about it, two of the area’s top experts, Dr. John Henson, neuro oncologist, and Dr. Fernando Vale, neurosurgeon, both take time out of their day to be with us.

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Neurosurgery News

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CBD reduces glioblastoma’s size, supportive environment in experimental model

In the first study to use CBD in an animal model of glioblastoma, researchers find inhaled CBD shrinks the size of the highly aggressive, lethal brain tumor glioblastoma by reducing the essential support of its microenvironment.

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Inaugural neurology and neurosurgery symposium planned for Oct. 2

Faculty from MCG will update attendees on a wide variety of topics, including stroke, movement disorders, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and epilepsy.

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Repetitive compression of limbs appears to aid recovery from deadly brain bleeds

Scientists want to know more about how an inexpensive, low-risk treatment may improve recovery from the most deadly type of stroke. Called remote ischemic conditioning, or RIC, it involves successive bouts of compressing then relaxing an arm or leg with a blood pressure-like cuff, most typically for four cycles of five minutes of inflation followed by five minutes of deflation and enables better use of a natural pathway for brain repair.

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Fine tuning first-responder immune cells may reduce TBI damage

Researchers are trying to find ways to break the "positive feedback loop of tissue damage which leads to inflammation which leads to more tissue damage and more inflammation" in TBI's.