Training Sites

The majority of resident training occurs on the main campus that is integrated and walkable between the adult, pediatric, and VA hospitals and clinics. Covered pathways connect each building for easier access in inclement weather.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospital

The 1,000-bed Vanderbilt University Hospital is both a comprehensive general hospital for Nashville/Davidson County and a major tertiary care center, serving over 65,000 inpatients each year and attracting referrals from the central and southeastern United States and several foreign countries. The staff represent all the major medical and surgical specialties, and the emergency service has Level I trauma certification. The Vanderbilt Clinic system consists of more than 90 ambulatory clinics in various specialties to which patients make approximately 1,500,000 visits annually. The Department of Neurosurgery inpatient service has over 250 beds organized in 5 clinical units: general medicine, medical subspecialties, CCU/cardiovascular medicine, medical intensive care unit, and


Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital is also home to more than 500 physicians trained in 30 pediatric and surgical specialties and equipped to handle any issue a child may face—from the simple to the complex. The hospital offers comprehensive services for everything from cancer, transplant, trauma, and sickle cell disease, to developmental disorders, ENT, general surgery and others.

U.S. News & World Report has named Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt as the no. 1 children's hospital in Tennessee and the Southeast. We are also among only 22 children’s hospitals that are ranked nationally in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties. Residents rotate with pediatric neurosurgery faculty during their PGY 3 year.


Veterans Administration Hospital

The Nashville VA Medical Center is a 334-bed acute care facility that functions as a primary care and referral center for eligible veterans in middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama. There is a strong academic affiliation between the Nashville VA and Vanderbilt University. Residents rotate with neurosurgery faculty at the VA assisting in spine cases and seeing patients in clinic during their PGY 3 year.