Neurosurgery Residency Program

Buffalo is home to one of the most innovative and exciting neurosurgery residency training programs in the country, through the Department of Neurosurgery.

About the Program

As an acclaimed regional referral center for neurosurgical disorders, our clinical practice attracts a large and varied patient base. We serve more than 9,000 patients and perform more than 13,000 neurosurgery and endovascular procedures annually.

Educational activities and clinical rotations take place at multiple hospitals: Buffalo General Medical Center, Gates Vascular Institute, Oishei Children’s Hospital – all part of the Kaleida Health System, Erie County Medical Center and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS), and accept two residents per year into our training program.

Our seven-year program is designed to provide progressive learning experiences and to encourage progressive responsibility. Structured rotations, including a three-month endovascular rotation, ensure that residents acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat neurosurgical disorders, while educational conferences expose residents to the disciplines of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, and neurochemistry.

Although structured, the program is flexible to accommodate each resident’s individual educational needs and interests.

We also offer our residents a host of supportive services that enhance the educational and research experience they gain in our program, including:

  • A residency program coordinator, who provides administrative and secretarial services in support of the residency training program, and works closely with the program director and the chief resident to plan events, arrange visiting professorships, and schedule valuable educational activities.
  • An editorial office staffed by a special projects manager and an editorial assistant assist residents and fellows in the preparation, submission, and publication of scientific manuscripts, syllabus contributions, abstracts, posters and PowerPoint presentation text, and other documents.
  • A full-time medical illustrator/photographer available to provide high-quality illustrations, graphic design, photography, and video editing services to meet residents’ publication and presentation requirements.

Program Accreditation

Our Neurosurgery Residency Program residency training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Neurological Surgery.

  • Message from the Program Director
    “Where will you be in the next seven years? How can you ensure you will receive the training that will enable you to develop a career using the most cutting-edge technological advancements?”
  • Curriculum
    Our seven-year training program maintains and adapts its curriculum and training expectations for our residents based on current requirements as per the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the ever-changing field of neurosurgery.
  • Clinical Training Sites
    The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) houses the Buffalo General Medical Center, Gates Vascular Institute, Oishei Children’s Hospital and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, all of which are directly connected via indoor walkways.
  • Research and Scholarship
    We make completing a research project or related scholarly endeavor a core component of your residency.
  • Our Residents and Alumni
    Our residents benefit from comprehensive curriculum and supportive mentoring that lays foundations for rewarding futures in neurosurgery.
  • Resident Activities & Outings
    We don’t just work together, but we enjoy time outside of the hospital and celebrate our accomplishments together as well.
  • Salary, Benefits and Support
    Our salaries do not include the additional value of your benefits, which UB GME pays. Most institutions ask you to pay for your own benefits. Add $4,000 to $5,000 to our salaries for an accurate figure of your effective salary to compare what you will earn here to other programs.

Program Director

Reynolds, Renee

Oishei Children's Outpatient Center Conventus Building / 3rd Floor 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 218-1040; Fax: (716) 342-2535


Training Program Administrator

Jennifer Schram.

Jennifer Schram

Training Program Administrator

Department of Neurosurgery

Buffalo General Hospital, 100 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 218-1000 ext 5115; Fax: (716) 859-7484