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The IMG List 2022 : Neurosurgery

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IMG Friendly Programs?! The IMG List: Neurosurgery 

Which Neurosurgery programs are IMG friendly? Which programs accept IMGs in Neurosurgery ?

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This list will go over IMGs who matched in Neurosurgery. Every line of this list is a story of success ūüéď, a story of hard work and determination that will shine ūüĒ• the path for dreamers around the world trying to achieve their goals.

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Overview

Each program starts with the name and the program code then the program address, program director name, contact email, current IMGs in the program and which school and countries they come from. Finally, information related to US clinical experience (USCE), USMLE exams and cut-offs, visa, and year of graduation (YOG) is available if provided by the website in addition to a link to each of the program websites.

For those applying to the MATCH¬ģ, you can use this list to assess whether programs have taken IMGs from your school or your country in addition to assessing the criteria available by the program. We understand that so many other factors play a role in residents‚Äô selection, but this is just to provide you with a quick overview of current IMGs in these programs.

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And now let‚Äôs start with the Neurosurgery IMG list:

Barrow Neurological Institute at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Program [1600312004]¬†

PD: Francisco Ponce, MD

Address: 

St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Barrow Neurological Institute¬†

350 West Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85013 

Ph: (602) 406-3242

Current IMGs: 

Universitat de Barcelona Facultad de Medicina

Spain

PGY5

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: No visa sponsorship (but J-1 accepted)

YOG: N/A

Link:

https://www.barrowneuro.org/for-physicians-researchers/education/neuroscience-residency-programs/neurosurgery-residency-program/

 

Johns Hopkins University Program [1602321034]

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PD: Judy Huang, MD

Address: 

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery 

1800 Orleans Street, Zayed 6115-F Baltimore, MD 21287 

Ph: (410) 502-5767 jhuang24@jhmi.edu

Current IMGs: 

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine

Lebanon

PGY1

University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine

Japan

PGY2

Capital Medical University

China

PGY5

University of Barcelona

Spain

PGY6

University of Athens

Greece

PGY7

IMG Information: 

USCE: Not a requirement

USMLE: N/A

Visa: Both J-1 and H1b (limited cases)

YOG: N/A

Link: https://www.hopkinsmedici ne.org/neurology_neurosur gery/education/residencies/ neurosurgery_residency/faqs.html

 

University of California (San Francisco) Program [1600521011] 

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PD: Philip Theodosopoulos, MD

Address: 

University of California (San Francisco) Medical Center 

505 Parnassus Avenue, M779, Box 0112 San Francisco, CA 94143 

Ph: (415) 306-4892 philip.theodosopoulos@ucsf.edu

Current IMGs: 

 None

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: N/A

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://neurosurgery.ucsf.edu/how-apply

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University of Washington Program [1605421090]

PD: Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD

Address: 

Harborview Medical Center-UW Medicine 

325 Ninth Avenue Box 359924 Seattle, WA 98104 

Ph: (206) 744-9321 rge@uw.edu

Current IMGs:

University of Cape Town

South Africa

PGY7

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: H1b

YOG: N/A

Link:

 https://neurosurgery.uw.ed u/education/residency- program/applying

 

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) Program [1602621043]

PD: David J. Daniels, MD, PhD

Address: 

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education 

200 First Street, S.W. Rochester, MN 55905 

Ph: (507) 538-6545 rstnseduc@mayo.edu 

Current IMGs: 

University of Athens

Greece

PGY4

Universidad Anahuac Escuela de Medicina

Mexico

PGY2

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: Both J-1 and H1b

YOG: N/A

Link:

 https://college.mayo.edu/a cademics/residencies-and-fellowships/neurologic-surgery-residency-minnesota/application-process/

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program [1603511055]

PD: Neil A. Feldstein, MD

Address:

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus 

710 West 168th Street, Room 433 New York, NY 10032 

Ph: (212) 305-1396 rw2661@columbia.edu

Current IMGs: 

Carol Davila University, Bucharest

Romania

PGY6

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: N/A

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://www.neurosurgery.c olumbia.edu/education/residency-program/how-apply

 

Massachusetts General Hospital Program [1602431037]

A picture containing outdoor, building, tower, roof Description automatically generatedPD: Brian V. Nahed, MD, MSc

Address: 

Massachusetts General Hospital 

55 Fruit Street White Р502 Boston, MA 02114 

Ph: (617) 724-5805 bnahed@mgh.harvard.edu

Current IMGs: 

University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences

Jamaica

PGY1

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: N/A

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://www.massgeneral.o rg/neurosurgery/education- and-training

 

Emory University School of Medicine Program [1601221020 

PD: Daniel L. Barrow, MD

Address: 

The Emory Clinic 

1365 Clifton Road Bldg B, Ste 6200 Atlanta, GA 30322 

Ph: (404) 778-2190

Current IMGs: 

Anahuac University

Mexico

PGY6

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

PGY4

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: J-1 only

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://med.emory.edu/dep artments/neurosurgery/edu cation/application_process.html

 

Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program [1602811046 

PD: Joshua W. Osbun, MD

Address: 

Washington University School of Medicine Campus 

Box 8057 660 South Euclid Avenue St Louis, MO 63110 

Ph: (314) 747-6561 sophie.church@wustl.edu

Current IMGs: 

None

IMG Information: 

USCE: LORs are preferred from US physicians

USMLE: No score cut-off

Visa: N/A

YOG: Within 5 years

Link: https://neurosurgery.wustl. edu/education/residency/apply/

 

University of Souhern California/LAC+USC Medical Center Program [1600521009] 

PD: Steven L. Giannotta, MD

Address: 

Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center 

1200 North State Street Suite 3300 Los Angeles, CA 90033 

Ph: (323) 226-7421 kguzman@usc.edu

Current IMGs: 

None

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: N/A

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://keck.usc.edu/neurol ogical-surgery/training- education/residency-program/#:~:text=The%20 Neurosurgery%20Residency %20Program%20is,resident s%20at%20the%20medical %20center.

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UPMC Medical Education Program [1604131076] 

PD: David K. Hamilton, MD

Address: 

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

200 Lothrop Street, Suite B-400 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

Ph: (412) 647-6777 lukehartml@upmc.edu

Current IMGs: 

José María Vargas School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Venezuela

PGY5

Alfaisal University College of Medicine

Saudi Arabia

PGY4

Jordan University of Science and Technology

Jordan

PGY1

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: N/A

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://www.neurosurgery. pitt.edu/training/residency-program/application-information

 

Duke University Hospital Program [1603621060 

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PD: Michael M. Haglund, MD, MEd, PhD

Address: 

Duke University Hospital 

Box 3807 Department of Neurosurgery Durham, NC 27710 

Ph: (919) 684-3053 michael.haglund@duke.edu

Current IMGs: 

University of Queensland,

Australia

PGY1

University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine

Sudan

PGY4

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Canada

PGY7

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: N/A

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://neurosurgery.duke.e du/education/residency/application-information

 

NYU Grossman School of Medicine Program [1603521054 

PD: David H. Harter, MD

Address: 

New York University 

Langone Hospitals 550 First Avenue New York, NY 10016 

Ph: (212) 263-6419 david.harter@nyulangone.org

Current IMGs: 

Sackler School of Medicine

Israel

N/A

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: N/A

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://med.nyu.edu/depart ments- institutes/neurosurgery/edu cation/residency/application

 

University of Florida Program [1601121018] 

PD: Gregory J. Murad, MD

Address: 

University of Florida Department of Neurological Surgery 

PO Box 100265 Gainesville, FL 32610 

Ph: (352) 273-9000

Current IMGs: 

None

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: N/A

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://neurosurgery.ufl.ed u/residency/about-our-program/applicants/

 

University of Pennsylvania Health System Program [1604121075] 

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PD: James M. Schuster, MD, PhD

Address: 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

3400 Spruce Street, 3rd Floor Silverstein Pav. Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Ph: (215) 615-4390

Current IMGs: 

None

IMG Information: 

USCE: N/A

USMLE: N/A

Visa: N/A

YOG: N/A

Link: 

https://www.pennmedicine. org/departments-and- centers/neurosurgery/education-and- training/residency/applying -to-neurosurgery-residency

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I am Michael Azeze Negussie, a 5th year medical student in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. I aspire to be a board-certified interventional radiologist.

My name is Omar Chouhab, and I am a medical student at the University of Hassan II in Morocco I am very passionate about research, especially in the field of surgery. Looking forward to getting post-graduate training at a world-renowned institution.

Ayan Meshmeshan. Aleppo, Syria. Aleppo University, Faculty of medicine. Future interests: Orthopedic surgery.

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I would like to thank again everyone who worked and helped with this list. I hope it helps you to navigate US residency programs. Good luck everyone on your US residency journey.

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