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Why Give to the Department of Neurosurgery?

The concept of Neurosurgery was founded at Johns Hopkins. When Harvey Cushing became the first physician to surgically—and successfully—remove a human brain tumor, he single-handedly ushered in the field of modern neurosurgery. Cushing not only revolutionized surgical techniques, he also introduced the Hunterian Laboratory where students and residents practiced surgery and conducted research.

Johns Hopkins has a reputation of moving medicine forward, and that reputation is clearly evident in the Department of Neurosurgery. More than a century later, many of the surgical concepts and discoveries founded by the forefathers of Neurosurgery continue to help pioneer tremendous advances. Today, the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery is one of the largest clinical departments in the world—performing nearly 4,000 operations a year, and has been consistently recognized as one of the top programs in the country. For generations, the Department has actively pursued ground-breaking research, teaching techniques, and continues to improve patient care. We invite you to partner with the Department of Neurosurgery on our quest of discovery and to help us find the next treatment or cure.

Learn more about the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery through the eyes of our patients.

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