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About Our Program

Our Mission: At the University of Florida Department of Neurosurgery our goal is to deliver Excellence in Patient Care, Excellence in Resident Education, and Excellence in Research. Our Aims: Mitigate health care disparities by attracting and training highly-qualified and diverse set of residents. Provide exemplary neurosurgical care…


Welcome from Director Gregory J. A. Murad, MD On behalf of the faculty, residents and staff, welcome to the University of Florida, Department of Neurosurgery Residency program. Residency education at UF is a technically exciting and intellectually challenging…

Chairman’s Message

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida, it is my distinct pleasure to personally welcome you. Throughout our development and growth over the last 50 years, the Department of Neurosurgery continues the unwavering commitments to excellence in…

Neurosurgery at UF

Shortly after the opening of the UF College of Medicine in 1958, the Division of Neurosurgery began under the direction of Dr. Lamar Roberts.  In 1972, Dr. Albert L. Rhoton, Jr. assumed the position of Division Chief.  Later he became the first Chair of the new Department of Neurosurgery.