The residency training program is conducted by the Leo Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein). Dr. Davidoff, a trainee of Harvey Cushing, was the first Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery. Clinical rotations occur at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital of Einstein, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), and Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan.
The prerequisites for admission to the program include graduation from an ACGME accredited medical school. All positions are filled through ERAS/NRMP. The usual duration of the training program is 7 years and all residents must pass the written examination of the ABNS before becoming Chief Resident.
Residents are exposed to a diverse range of cases during training. The program averages greater than 1700 adult operations and greater than 500 pediatric operations on an annual basis.