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

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.

Cancer Rehabilitation Physiatrist, Dr. Megan Nelson, works with a multidisciplinary team at UofL Health Frazier Rehabilitation and was recently interviewed with her patient regarding the huge improvements to quality of life experienced due to Dr. Nelson's rehab approach. View the story from WLKY here.

Dr. Camilo Castillo in interview with patient Petrina Crabtree on achieving her goal to dance at her son's wedding after a spinal cord injury. WAVE, WHAS, WLKY, and WDRB all covered this story for Mother's Day 2021.

Dr. Thomas Altstadt was a guest on 'Great Day Live' in March sharing news of our new Spine Center opening at UofL Health Medical Center Northeast in April.

Dr. Emily Sieg was recently interviewed for 'Great Day Live' regarding COVID-19 & when patients shouldn't wait to go to the hospital.

Our Chair of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Joseph Neimat, has been named acting President of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN). Congratulations to Dr. Neimat.

Dr. Camilo Castillo recently was interviewed regarding the miraculous ongoing recovery of his patient Chris Jackson. Spectrum News and WLKY both featured the story in July 2020.