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Neurosurgical Residency Program

Access to World-Class Facilities and Physicians.

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From the Director

A Note of Welcome from Residency Program Director James Leiphart, MD, PhD.

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Meet Our Team and Residents
Meet Our Team and Residents

Clinical Experts Whose Innovative Treatments are Changing Patients' Lives Every Day.

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Programs & Facilities

Check out Our High-Tech Simulation Center, DBS Operating Room and More.

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Resident Life

Get to Know the Areas Where You'll Be Living, Working and Playing.

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Program Information

Application Guidelines, Eligibility Requirements, and ERAS Information.

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What You Need to Know About the Nuts and Bolts of Our Program.

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We invite you to join our Neurosurgical Residency Program at the nationally renowned Inova Fairfax Hospital, located just outside our nation's capital, Washington, DC. Not only will you have access to world-class facilities and physicians, you'll be joining a team committed to optimizing each participant's academic and social experience. 

Under the direction of James W. Leiphart, MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon, our program will provide our students with an outstanding variety of neurosurgical procedures, technologies, and innovation.

This is a comprehensive, seven-year program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which provides each resident with thorough grounding in Neurological Surgery as a clinical, surgical, and research discipline. We look forward to sharing with our residents the exciting, life-changing work we do every day in the field of neurosurgery.

Hear About Our ACGME Accredited, 7-Year Neurosurgery Residency Program

About Neuroscience at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Located just outside our nation's capital in Fairfax County, VA, Inova Neurosciences is a regional leader in the diagnosis, treatment and research of complex neurological conditions involving the brain, spine and nervous system. Our physicians practice within twelve specialized programs.

Inova Neurosciences is the largest program of its kind in Northern Virginia. Our highly trained and nationally recognized physicians treat a wide range of conditions, including neurotrauma, spine conditions, epilepsy, movement disorders, brain and spinal tumors, memory disorders and stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Our comprehensive research program is committed to the advancement of treatment protocols. Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute employs a multidisciplinary approach so that patients and their families experience expert, coordinated care from diagnosis through rehabilitation. Learn more

The 2-day joint surgical specialty intern bootcamp at Inova Fairfax Hospital brings together new residents in general surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics/gynecology, and podiatry. Procedural residents meet the faculty, see them modeling teamwork, and develop good relationships with all members of the care team. After bootcamp, Inova's surgical interns feel both competent and confident to hit the ground running on day one of their residency.