Residency Training Program
The General Hospital and Children’s Hospital of the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre are the two sites associated with the University of Manitoba which offer training in neurosurgery.

Residents are exposed to the full range of neurosurgical subspecialties, including epilepsy, neuro-oncology, and vascular, spinal, functional, and paediatric neurosurgery. In addition to clinical neurosurgery, residents rotate through neurology, neuroradiology, and neuropathology, as well as other surgical and medical subspecialties.

Throughout their six years in training, residents are given increasing responsibility, until they oversee the functioning of the neurosurgery unit during their final chief resident year.

Residents are encouraged to undertake research projects throughout their training, and there is an optional research year within the training. Those residents who are interested in an academic career are advised to take an advanced degree.

Program Director
Dr. Joseph Silvaggio

Program Administrator, Post-graduate Training Program
Natalie Rodriguez
Section of Neurosurgery
University of Manitoba
Telephone (204) 787-7265
Fax (204) 940-8970