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

    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!

    In observance of World Stroke Day 2021 WLKY shared a story on the importance of understanding the signs and symptoms of strokes. Dr. Isaac "Josh" Abecassis was interviewed alongside a stoke patient he operated on in 2021. 

    Our transdisciplinary team of Dr. Camilo Castillo, Heather Connor, and the Frazier Rehabilitation staff were featured in a story by WAVE on the importance of physical and mental rehabilitation for survivors of gun violence, especially those which become spinal cord injury patients.