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Upstate Department of Neurosurgery

A Message from Dr. Miller

Jonathan Miller, MD

Founded in 1957, the Department of Neurosurgery at Upstate Medical University is the only comprehensive academic neurosurgery program in Central New York and is internationally renowned for clinical care, resident education, and scientific research.

Our faculty provide multidisciplinary expertise for treatment of disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves in adults and children.  Upstate University Hospital includes a pediatric and adult level 1 trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, level 4 comprehensive epilepsy program, and 27-bed neuroscience ICU.  Our team also covers Upstate Community Hospital, the Syracuse VA Medical Center, and neonatal care at Crouse Hospital.

The neurosurgery residency program at Upstate involves robust training in all areas of neurosurgery and has trained more than 100 residents over the past 60 years.  The experience is tailored to each resident’s individual goals and includes opportunities for intensive research as well as advanced training in multiple neurosurgical subspecialty areas.

Neurosurgery research at Upstate is integrated into the clinical program to allow rapid translation of new discoveries. Our basic and clinical research programs are supported by federal funding (including NIH), foundation grants, and philanthropy.

We are committed to delivering the highest quality compassionate care to ensure the best outcomes for our patients while advancing neurosurgical care through groundbreaking discoveries and training of the next generation of neurosurgeons.

Jonathan Miller, MD
Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery