Welcome to Neurological Surgery

    The Department of Neurological Surgery is committed to excellence in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders and discovering new treatments in a caring, patient-centered environment. Through two residency programs, multiple fellowships, and research opportunities, our department provides robust educational opportunities under the leadership of Chairman Dr. Joseph Neimat in a vibrant and family friendly city

    Make an appointment with our physician team by calling (502)588-2160.

    University of Louisville
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    220 Abraham Flexner Way
    Suite 1200
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Phone: (502)588-2160
    Fax: (502)407-3256

    In The Spotlight

    WDRB featured UofL Health Frazier mother and daughter patients Amy and Ava Jones who are recovering under Dr. Darryl Kaelin's care after their family was tragically stuck by a car in downtown Louisville while visiting from Kansas.

    Dr. Camillo Castillo sat down with WDRB, Spectrum 1 News, WLKY, and his patient Britt O'Brien in July to discuss the risk of spinal cord injury associated with diving into pools and shallow water.

    Faculty member and physiatrist, Dr. Sarah Wagers spoke to WHAS in April to explain how to recognize traumatic brain injury and when to seek medical attention for injury.

    Dr. Ajmal Zemmar was featured by News Nation to discuss COVID-19 brain fog. He discusses its symptoms, when you should consult your doctor, and how to exercise your brain.

    Dr. Emily Sieg was interviewed on MSNBC's Morning Joe on March 31st to explain the neurological condition of aphasia related to Bruce Willis's recent diagnosis.

    Our PM&R Division Chief, Dr. Darryl Kaelin, was featured alongside his patient Lewis Ferguson for Brain Injury Awareness Month by WLKY and WAVE3.

    Neurosurgeon, Dr. Ajmal Zemmar, published a unique study “Enhanced Interplay of Neuronal Coherence and Coupling in the Dying Human Brain” with Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience and was covered by news outlets around the world including CBSUSA TodayInsiderBBCThe SunDaily MailSpiegel, and more!