Seventy-five years of neurosurgery residency training at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Matthew T. Carr, Jeffrey H. Zimering, Jillian M. Beroza, Alyssa Melillo, Christopher P. Kellner, J. Mocco, Kalmon D. Post, Joshua B. Bederson, Raj K. Shrivastava

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The Department of Neurosurgery's residency program at The Mount Sinai Hospital was founded in 1946. The department has its origins in 1914 as a division of general surgery, with Charles Elsberg at the helm. Neurosurgery then became a separate department in 1932 under the leadership of Ira Cohen. Dr. Cohen oversaw the creation of the neurosurgery residency training program 75 years ago. Since its inception, the residency program has graduated 120 residents. For more than 100 years, The Mount Sinai Hospital has been a site of clinical excellence, groundbreaking research, and technological innovation in neurosurgery. Currently, the Department of Neurosurgery has 39 clinical faculty members, performs more than 5300 surgeries and endovascular procedures annually, and is in the top 25 neurosurgical departments for NIH funding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1544-1552
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2022


  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • historical vignette
  • neurosurgical history
  • residency training


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