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Division of Neurological Surgery

The Division of Neurological Surgery at Saint Louis University is devoted to the advancement of neurosurgical care, research and education. Pioneering work and innovations on neurosurgical technologies and neurosurgical operative techniques have been a hallmark of this department.

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is equipped with some of the most advanced technologies (including intraoperative MRI and MEG technologies) in order to provide the highest level of care for our patients. Patients will find personalized care provided by multidisciplinary teams dedicated to specific neurosurgical diseases in this world-class neurosurgical department. 

All administrative and clinical inquiries should be directed to Dr. Philippe Mercier, Division Director, at


Saleem Abdulrauf, M.D. - On sabbatical
Chair, Division of Neurological Surgery

Richard D. Bucholz, M.D. FACS

Jeroen Coppens, M.D.
Associate Professor

Joanna Kemp, M.D. 
Assistant Professor

Tobias Mattei, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Philippe Mercier M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC
Assistant Professor
Division Director of Neurological Surgery