Residency & Fellowship


Residency in Buffalo

Buffalo is home to one of the most innovative and exciting neurosurgery residency training programs in the country, through University at Buffalo Neurosurgery. As an acclaimed regional referral center for neurosurgical disorders, University at Buffalo Neurosurgery attracts a large and varied patient base. In the past year, we served more than 9,300 patients, and performed more than 3,000 neurosurgery and endovascular procedures.

Residency training in neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo is sponsored by University Medical Resident Services. Educational activities and clinical rotations take place at multiple hospitals: Buffalo General Medical Center, Gates Vascular Institute, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo—all part of the Kaleida Health System, Erie County Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

University at Buffalo Neurosurgery participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS), and accepts two residents per year into its training program. Our seven-year program is designed to provide progressive learning experiences and to encourage progressive responsibility. Structured rotations, including a three-month endovascular rotation, ensure that residents acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat neurosurgical disorders, while educational conferences expose residents to the disciplines of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, and neurochemistry. Although structured, the program is flexible to accommodate each resident’s individual educational needs and interests.

University at Buffalo Neurosurgery also offers its residents a host of supportive services that enhance the educational and research experience they gain in our program, including:

  • A residency program coordinator, who provides administrative and secretarial services in support of the residency training program, and works closely with the program director and the chief resident to plan events, arrange visiting professorships, and schedule valuable educational activities.
  • An editorial office staffed by a special projects manager and an editorial assistant assist residents and fellows in the preparation, submission, and publication of scientific manuscripts, syllabus contributions, abstracts, posters and PowerPoint presentation text, and other documents.
  • A full-time medical illustrator/photographer available to provide high-quality illustrations, graphic design, photography, and video editing services to meet residents’ publication and presentation requirements.

The University at Buffalo Neurosurgery residency training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Neurological Surgery. For more information on how to apply, contact Jennifer Schram at 716.218.1000 x5115 (phone), 716.859.7484 (fax), jschram@ubns.com