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The Division of Neurosurgery offers comprehensive clinical care to patients with neurological problems. All faculty members practice general neurosurgery in the adult and pediatric communities. In addition, faculty members have special expertise in a variety of subspecialties. Appointment can be made through a referral by contacting the phone number listed under each physician’s clinical profile.

University Neurological Surgeons


N. Scott Litofsky, M.D.

Professor and Chief
Program Director
Director of Neuro-Oncology and Radiosurgery
Division of Neurological Surgery

Academic Profile Clinical Profile


Thorkild V. Norregaard, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Functional & Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Spine



Academic Profile Clinical Profile



Tomoko Tanaka, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Pediatric Neurosurgery and Epilepsy



Academic Profile | Clinical Profile



Fassil B. Mesfin, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Program Director
Assistant Professor
Director of Complex Spine and Spine Oncology


Academic Profile  | Clinical Profile


William Humphries

William Humphries III, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Endovascular Neurosurgery 


Academic Profile  | Clinical Profile

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