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Pathway Director

Kenneth Liebman, MD



Katie Tilbury


Heather McLaughlin


Specialty Description

A neurological surgeon provides the operative and non-operative management (i.e., prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care, and rehabilitation) of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes which modify function or activity of the nervous system; and the operative and non-operative management of pain. A neurological surgeon treats disorders of the nervous system; disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, and their blood supply, including the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column, including those which may require treatment by spinal fusion or instrumentation; and disorders of the cranial and spinal nerves throughout their distribution. (Adapted from the American Board of Medical Specialties)

Time Requirement

6 years, including a preliminary 1 year of training


Pathway Information

Drexel and Clinical Site Residency Programs

Allegheny General Hospital

Drexel University College of Medicine Student Interest Groups


Neuromodulation, Past, Present, & Future – Dr. Donald Whiting

Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders – Dr. Nestor. Tomycz

Neuromodulation & Epilepsy – Dr. Atom Sarkar

Neuromodulation & Pain – Dr. Justin Davanzo


National Organizations

Residency Application and Match Info*

ERAS - Application Services

NRMP - Matching Program

Data National DUCoM
Average Application Count by Specialty (2017)** 66.8 54
Mean Number of programs ranked in matched specialty (2014-2016)*** 15 14


*The number of applications and programs ranked will vary based on many factors. Students should seek advice from their Pathway Advisor and/or their Student Affairs Career Advisor in conjunction with the data above.
**Data drawn from ERAS data
*** Data drawn from NRMP Characterstics of Matched Seniors