Citation: World Neurosurgery. 2018 Oct 10.Journal: World neurosurgery.Published: ; 2019; ISSN: 1878-8750.Full author list: Jean WC; Felbaum DR.UI/PMID: 30315984.Subject(s): *Academic Medical Centers/mt [Methods] | Academic Medical Centers/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data] | Academic Medical Centers/td [Trends] | *Career Choice | Cohort Studies | *Education, Medical, Graduate/td [Trends] | Female | Humans | Male | *Neurosurgery/ed [Education] | Statistics, Nonparametric | United StatesInstitution(s): MedStar Washington Hospital CenterDepartment(s): NeurosurgeryActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access onlineDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.005 (Click here)Abbreviated citation: World Neurosurg. 2018 Oct 10.Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Factors affecting academic productivity of neurosurgeons are increasingly being studied. In the current investigation, we retrospectively reviewed a cohort of early-career neurosurgeons to determine if their medical education, residency training, or academic employer had the most influence on a young academician's productivity.Abstract: METHODS: We studied early-career neurosurgeons who completed residency in US-based neurosurgical training programs between 2010 and 2014. The ranking of an individual subject's medical school, residency and current academic employer were analyzed for correlation with his/her current h-index.Abstract: RESULTS: The neurosurgeons with the highest h-indexes are more likely to have attended elite medical schools, trained in high-ranking residency programs and work for prestigious university departments (p< 0.0001). Furthermore, we identified a positive correlation between the subjects' academic productivity and the ranking of all the institutions throughout their medical education, training, and current employment. The strongest correlation was with the rank of their residency program (rho = 0.52).Abstract: CONCLUSION: There is a correlation between the early-career academic neurosurgeons' h-indexes and the ranking of all the institutions throughout their education, training and current employment, but the strongest correlation was with the academic productivity of their residency program.Abstract: Copyright (c) 2018. Published by Elsevier Inc.