Walter C. Jean, MD

Chief, Division of Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience Institute


LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Surgical Neuro-Oncology

Languages spoken

  • English


Philosophy of care

I apply patient-centric care. Operations and approaches are tailored to your individual needs; there is no "one-size-fits-all."

Why I entered medicine

I chose the medical profession to relieve suffering, train the next generation of physicians and advance the art and science of medicine.

Community involvement

I am a founder of the Global Brainsurgery Initiative, an organization for international neurosurgical education. It brings leading-edge skills, technology and teaching to low- to middle-income countries to promote neurosurgical training.

Personal interests

I enjoy classical music, viticulture and international soccer.


Princeton University, AB - Molecular Biology, 1989

Medical Training
Cornell University Medical College, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1993


Internship 1994
General Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis

Residency 2000
Neurological Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis

Fellowship 2001
Skull Base Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH


American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery

Publications & Clinical Trials