Neurosurgery Interest Group (NSIG)

2024 Leaders:

Eujung Park - 

Ty Duffy - 

Jake Saunders - 

Rob Unger -

2023 Leaders: 

Izzi Bauer - 

Annie Pico -

Courtney Deaver -

Nikhil Dholaria -


Mission Statement

The Neurosurgery Interest Group (NSIG) aims to introduce and familiarize students with the specialty of neurological surgery, in order to promote interest in this unique career path. By means of networking events with neurosurgical residents, we intend to educate students on the path to residency and expose students to the realities of neurosurgery both during and after residency. Through additional events, including brain awareness week and simulation events, we provide opportunities for students to integrate their ongoing medical education into hands-on experiences, that aim to enhance clinical decision-making skills and their ability to diagnose and treat neurological cases. 

NSIG is open to all students interested in or exploring the possibility of a neurosurgical career as well as anyone simply interested in enriching their neurosurgical knowledge. 

Club Activities 2021-2022:

Journal Club Meetings

Physician Shadowing

Lunch Talks/Speaker Series

Research Opportunities


Community Service Outreach

Faculty Advisors

Nakaji, Peter, MD | Banner Health


Robert Bina, MD | Banner Health


Kristin Nosova, MD | Banner Health

PGY5 Neurosurgery

Associated Websites

AANS (American Association for Neurological Surgeons)

CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons

The Neurosurgical Atlas