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Conferences & Grand Rounds

Teaching conferences are an integral part of the University of Washington's Neurological Surgery training program. As the primary academic center in the Pacific Northwest, the University attracts scientists and experts from around the nation and the world.

This provides our students, residents, staff and faculty with unique opportunities to interact and learn from leaders in a variety of fields, ranging from molecular biology and genetics, to engineering and zoology. Guests have included pioneering basic scientists, controversial clinicians, and Nobel Laureates. In addition to weekly teaching conferences and rounds, three invited professorships are awarded each year.

Wednesday Conferences

The Department has mandatory Conferences for all Faculty and Residents from 7AM - 8AM every Wednesday and is held at the Harborview Medical Center research and Training Auditorium.

Conference Location:

Research and Training Building - 1st Floor Auditorium
300 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA
(across from Harborview Medical Center)

Conference Objectives:

At the conclusion of these presentations, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss clinical skills in the management of disorders of the nervous system
  • Describe the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathology of the nervous system
  • Be able to integrate the clinical presentation and course of patients with a variety of neurological disorders


The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 104.0 AMAPRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (Each session is 2.0 credits).

Sponsored by University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery:

For information or requests, contact Christina Buckman at (206) 897-5732 or at

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at

Application Deadlines

Applications for the Neurological Surgery Residency are due November 30, 2017.

Deadlines to apply to our fellowship programs are:

Featured Faculty:

Samuel Browd, MD, PhD

Dr. Browd specializes in pediatric neurosurgery, specifically with children who have hydrocephalus, brain & spinal cord tumors, pediatric cervical spine, spina bifida, chiari malformations, and spacticity.

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