Stephen J. Haines, MD, plans to step down as head of the Department of Neurosurgery as soon as a new department head assumes the position. Dr. Haines has been professor and head of the department since 2004. He currently holds the Lyle A. French Chair in Neurosurgery and also serves as professor in our Departments of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology.
Dr. Haines has a long history with the University of Minnesota Medical School. His ties to go back to the age of 2 when his father Gerald Haines, MD, PhD, was a neurosurgery resident here. From Minnesota the family settled in Schenectady, NY, where he was raised.
From 1975-76, Dr. Haines was a surgery intern at the University of Minnesota. A testament to the strength of our program at the time, out of his 18 class members, 6 went into academic neurosurgery.