The Section of Neurosurgical Anesthesia offers advanced subspecialty clinical training in an environment that promotes academic excellence. Members of the section care for patients undergoing a variety of neurosurgical procedures, including neurovascular procedures, craniotomy for tumor, posterior fossa surgery, and functional surgery in awake patients for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Procedures take place in the regular operating room or in the interventional radiology suite. Training in neurosurgical anesthesia includes an introduction to perioperative problems such as spinal and cerebral head trauma, intracranial hypertension, acute stroke or cerebral hemorrhage, and neurologically associated endocrinopathy.