The department offers an outstanding residency program. Residents gain experience at three USC-affiliated hospitals: Los Angeles General Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Hospital of USC. Residents are guided by an exceptional faculty, which has grown tremendously over the past five years. The department’s clinical volume is in excess of 3,000 cases. Many of the alumni from the training program now hold academic appointments in some of the most prestigious neurosurgical departments in the country.

The neurosurgical training program at the Keck School of Medicine has an educational laboratory for further development and practice of psychomotor surgical skills, especially as they relate to cranial base surgery and complex spinal surgery. The laboratory is on site at Los Angeles General Medical Center and is fully equipped with an operating room microscope, video camera, sophisticated surgical instrumentation and an environmentally appropriate work space for the use of preserved cadaveric materials.

Inquiries about the program can be made to the program coordinator, Kathy Guzman, via email at

Residency Program

Clerkship Program