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, fellowships, and research opportunities, our department provides robust educational opportunities under the leadership of Chairman Dr. Joseph Neimat. 

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

University of Louisville
Department of Neurological Surgery
220 Abraham Flexner Way
Suite 1500
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502)588-2160
Fax: (502)407-3256

In The Spotlight

We are proud of Dr. Matthew Adamkin, one of our PM&R physicians, who is an Insider Louisville 2019 Commitment to Compassion Award Honoree!

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Darryl Kaelin! During the 16th Annual Brain Ball in Louisville, KY, Dr. Kaelin was awarded the 1st Annual Doctors Award - we are very proud of our Chief of our PM&R Division.

Dr. Camilo Castillo traveled to Ecuador in Fall 2018 with the president of the American Spinal Cord Injury Association (ASIA) to speak about Neurogenic Bladder and Pain after Spinal Cord Injury. The event was held by AMLAR - the Congress of the Latin-American Association for Rehabilitation - it is the largest rehabilitation meeting in Latin America with more than 600 attendees from all of Latin America and the Caribbean.

In September 2018, our Drs. Adamkin, P. Chandan, and Nelson, in conjunction with Special Olympics International, welcomed Dionte Foster from Saint Kitts and Nevis to Louisville. Dionte, who has been playing tennis on one leg since an amputation due to a diagnosis of osteosarcoma bone cancer in 2015, was fitted with a fitness prosthetic. Thanks to all who helped to make this possible! Coverage by WDRB, The Courier Journal, & UofL.

Congratulations to three of our neurosurgeons named to Louisville Magazine's  Top Surgeons 2018 list! We are proud to have Dr. Brian Williams, Dr. Robert James, and Dr. Thomas Altstadt on our team here at the Department of Neurological Surgery!