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Neurological Surgery Residency

Who We Are

Welcome Message from the Program Director


Welcome to the Neurological Surgery Residency Program at Loyola. We offer a seven-year (PGY 1-7) residency program approved to accept one or two positions per year from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Founded in 1977, the Neurological Surgery Program at Loyola has the singular mission to train physicians to become future leaders in the field.

The goal of this academic program is to provide an exceptional experience dedicated to advancing patient care, education, and research.  Our seven-year curriculum spans the breadth of clinical neurosurgery as well as provides the opportunity to pursue basic and translational research with dedicated time. We have expert faculty within the subspecialties of neurosurgery and outstanding scientists committed to investigative work. Our approved training sites include Loyola University Medical Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Loyola University Medical Center is a tertiary care referral center for the city of Chicago and the Midwest region. Patients with a variety of neurosurgical issues are evaluated and treated. Accordingly, our graduating residents are capable of independent practice and successfully obtain coveted attending and/or fellowship positions. We encourage you to explore our website, residency program, and department.

Anand Germanwala, MD, FAANS
Residency Program Director, Neurological Surgery

Practice Sites

Loyola University Medical Center
2160 First Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153

Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is a 561-bed, tertiary care, level-one trauma center.

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Fifth Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Hines, Illinois 60141

Immediately adjacent to the LUMC campus, the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital has approximately 472 inpatient beds, including the largest Spinal Cord Injury Unit in the Veterans Administration Hospital System.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Our PGY-3 year includes a dedicated 3-month pediatric neurological surgery rotation at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, an internationally renowned children’s hospital.


Loyola University Medical Center
Department of Neurological Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maguire Center, Room 1900
Maywood, IL 60153

708-216-0900 phone
708-216-4948 fax

Program Director: Anand Germanwala, MD, F.A.A.N.S.
Program Coordinator: Alba Isaj M.Ed. (