The Neurocritical Care and Trauma team in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine is dedicated to providing area residents with expert emergent care at its Level 1 Trauma Center at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Faculty neurosurgeons manage mild to severe trauma to the head and spine and work to put trauma victims on the best road to recovery.
No one expects to suffer brain or spine trauma. Yet, each year, hundreds of adults and children are injured and rushed to an Indiana trauma center. Often, a neurosurgeon expertly assesses a patient’s injury and creates a plan of care that mobilizes a team of specialists. The trauma program at IU School of Medicine, in partnership with IU Health, is the most advanced in the state of Indiana. This team of trauma surgeons treat complex brain and spinal cord injuries at IU Health Methodist Hospital and other locations.
The department offers a one-year fellowship program in neurocritical care that provides high exposure to trauma and neurovascular disorders, including aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage.