Neurosurgery Education Around the World: Asia

Yoko Kato, Satoshi Kuroda, Rajeev Sharma, Ahmed Ansari, Dhananjaya I. Bhat, B. Indira Devi

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The vast geographical and population characteristics of the Asian continent contribute to great differences in neurosurgical training. In this chapter, the authors provide a clear introduction on some of the challenges and discrepancies in neurosurgery workforce across Asian countries and within urban and rural parts of the same country. A summary of the historical establishment of the neurosurgical departments/unit, neurosurgical training, and highlights of current available training is provided for 13 Asian countries. These countries make up 87% of the Asian population. Finally, areas of challenge and opportunities are reviewed and summarized. In conclusion, this chapter provides the reader with a brief prospective on the complexities of neurosurgery training in Asia and hopefully stimulate further collaboration in continuing the great efforts already present.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurosurgery and Global Health
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030866563
ISBN (Print)9783030866556
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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