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We’re committed to transforming groundbreaking research into innovative therapies that repair neurological disorders and enhance lives.

The Department of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital engages in creative collaborations and changes the lives of people of all ages with neurosurgical needs. We work with colleagues in the hospital’s neurology, cancer care and radiology departments to care for patients with brain tumors; repair cells damaged by Parkinson’s disease to restore muscle function; reignite circuits to repair the spine and return paralyzed limbs to functionality; and reduce the electrical storms that cause epileptic seizures. 


  • More residents who train at Mass General Neurosurgery go on to become department chiefs than any other hospital training program in the country.  
  • Because we treat so many patients, our neurosurgeons have a remarkable breadth and depth of experience and a high degree of specialization, particularly in complex spinal deformities and tumors of the spinal column and spinal cord. 
  • Through our participation in Mass General’s Neuroscience Initiative and collaboration with the Mass General Cancer Center, we take an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to solving the health challenges our patients face. 


Located within one of the nation’s most prestigious academic medical centers — and in the heart of Boston’s unparalleled health care and research ecosystem — Mass General Neurosurgery is poised to continue breaking new ground.  

Neurosurgery team

Imagine a future where ...

  • Enhanced surgical techniques offer hope and options for patients with Parkinson’s disease, aneurysms and brain tumors. 
  • Nerve transplantation restores the use of paralyzed limbs, allowing patients to regain the ability to live independent lives.
  • Patients affected by cancer, paralysis, movement disorders and epilepsy enjoy an integrated, collaborative approach for seamless care delivery.  

With your support, we’ll bring this future to life and continue to create novel approaches to solving challenges of the nervous system.  

Emily Kalina and Mark Richardson, MD, PhD, standing beside a commissioned installation by Emily.
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