Message from the Division Chief


Susan Durham, M.D.The Division of Neurosurgery provides comprehensive neurosurgical care in our region through an integrated network.  As the only Level 1 trauma center and tertiary care medical center in Vermont and northeastern New York, we perform nearly 1000 neurosurgical procedures surgeries per year. Our experienced team of dedicated neurosurgeons possess the highest degree of expertise in treating the most complex neurological conditions and are the region's leaders in innovation with access to the latest technologies.  Our clinical programs and services provide comprehensive surgical management of the full spectrum of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system.

The University of Vermont Neurosurgery Residency Program is fully accredited by ACGME and committed to training future leaders in the field to be outstanding clinicians, active investigators and experienced educators. Our faculty actively participate in the education of undergraduate, medical and graduate students across many disciplines at the University of Vermont and elsewhere.  Due to our small size, we pride ourselves on the one-on-one interaction we are able to provide to our students and trainees.   
Across the Division, our faculty engage in translational, clinical, and mechanical research studies in an effort to improve the care of patients with neurologic disease.  Research highlights that directly impact patient care include the following:

  • Clinical trials involving novel treatments for patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors
  • Clinical trial involving surgical treatment of Chiari 1 malformation in children
  • The development of evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of children with pediatric neurosurgical conditions
  • The development of image-guided spinal surgery techniques

We are proud of our neurosurgery residents, faculty and staff who strive to deliver the best neurosurgical care to our patients and the communities we serve.

Susan R. Durham, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

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