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Northwestern Medicine Neurology and Neurosurgery

Northwestern Medicine offers innovative treatments and compassionate care for a wide range of neurological diseases, disorders and injuries.

Northwestern Medicine provides treatment for a full range of neurological disorders. Neurological disorders affect the nervous system and how nerves affect learning and behavior. The clinical mission of Northwestern Medicine is to provide the highest quality care and treatment for patients with neurological disorders, while advancing new therapies and uncovering the causes and cures of neurological diseases.

Our centers have multidisciplinary teams* incorporating the services of psychologists, physical, occupational and speech therapists, as well as social workers. The complexity of the nervous system means that it is involved in hundreds of disorders, some of which resemble other conditions and overlap different areas of medicine. Northwestern Medicine neurology specialists* offer advanced care for a full range of acute and chronic neurological disorders. The specially trained staff* offers high-tech treatment, individualized attention and compassionate care for you and your family.

Meet the Neurology and Neurosurgery Teams

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Northwestern Medicine provides world-class, comprehensive care for the full range of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine, including rare diseases. We will work with you to establish a treatment plan specifically designed to meet your individual needs.

Areas of care

Back, Neck and Spine

We offer advanced technologies, state-of-the-art facilities and a premier team of specialists across multiple disciplines to provide expert treatment for back and neck pain, as well as complex spinal disorders, injuries and deformities.

Brain, Spine and Skull Base Tumors

Northwestern Medicine performs more brain and spine tumor surgeries than any other health system in Illinois. We offer tailored treatment plans for every type of brain, spine and skull base tumor, including rare conditions like chordoma.

Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery

Northwestern Medicine is the only health system in Illinois with two adult hospitals designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)–a testament of our ability to diagnose and treat the most complicated types of epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Genetic Testing and Counseling

We offer education and support for those considering genetic testing for neurological disorders. If you are undergoing genetic testing, our experts will work with you and your family to ensure you understand the implications of any findings.

Headaches and Migraines

Northwestern Medicine is recognized by the Migraine Research Foundation as a Comprehensive Headache Center. We offer a collaborative approach to treatment and are experienced in the care of complex or difficult-to-treat headache conditions.

Interventional Neuroradiology

Our interventional neuroradiologists perform minimally invasive procedures, including endovascular treatment for cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations, and carotid and vertebrobasilar stenosis.

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has recognized our program as a Center for Comprehensive Care of Multiple Sclerosis. We specialize in relapsing MS, and offer the latest infusion services in a comfortable, state-of-the-art facility.

Neurobehavior and Memory

Northwestern Medicine Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic provides consultation to patients, families and providers about diseases that affect memory, behavior and other cognitive functions.

Neuroinfectious Diseases

The Neuroinfectious Diseases Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive care for patients who have acute and chronic neurological infections.

Neuro Infusion Services

Northwestern Medicine offers convenient and relaxing outpatient infusion services in our state-of-the-art facility at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. We offer the full range of infusion treatment drugs, including the latest therapies to treat multiple sclerosis.

Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery

We offer one of the leading Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery programs in the Midwest, combining advanced technology and using innovative techniques to give hope to patients who have been told there is no hope. We are one of the leading providers of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and epilepsy surgery.

Neuromuscular Diseases

We offer comprehensive care to patients with neuromuscular conditions, including specialized programs for the treatment of ALS, Charcot-Marie Tooth disease, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy and spinal muscular atrophy.

Neurosurgery

Multidisciplinary teams work with patients to provide individualized care to optimize treatment and patient experience.

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

We are recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America as a worldwide Center of Excellence (COE), and are one of few Wilson Disease Association Centers of Excellence in the world. COEs are recognized as providing the gold standard of care for movement disorders.

Sleep Health and Sleep Studies

Northwestern Medicine Sleep Health Centers provide day and night sleep studies for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Our team includes neurology experts as well as pulmonary critical care physicians, board-certified or board-eligible sleep medicine specialists, registered technologists, and respiratory therapists specially trained in sleep disorders.

Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Program

Northwestern Medicine offers a dedicated program for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with CSF leaks.

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Surgery

Our multidisciplinary team of experts has extensive experience evaluating and treating people who have had strokes or have other cerebrovascular diseases. Our patient outcomes are consistently among the best in the country.

Women's Neurology

The Women's Neurology Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of only a small number of women-focused neurology centers across the country dedicated to serving female patients in all stages of life and to advance research in women’s neurological conditions.

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Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

  • Northwestern Medicine is anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, with the highest-ranked Neurology and Neurosurgery program in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, 2019–2020.
  • Northwestern Medicine has the largest neurosurgery team in Illinois, and many of our physicians are leading experts in neurology and neurosurgery.
  • Northwestern Medicine performs more brain and spine tumor surgeries than any other health system in Illinois.
  • When options are limited, our experienced team is often able to offer innovative therapies and novel treatments through a wide variety of clinical trials.

Research and Clinical Trials

Physician-scientists at Northwestern Medicine conduct clinical research trials on all aspects of neurological diseases and disorders.

The practice at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital provides patients with comprehensive, highly specialized neurological expertise, including access to related subspecialists, neurosurgeons and clinical trials. In addition to seeing patients, the residents will serve as instructors at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital offer a full range of care for neuroscience conditions. The neuroscience centers offer:

  • Nearly 30 neurosciences subspecialties, including respected programs in cerebrovascular disease and stroke, movement disorders, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, spine surgery, cochlear implants and sleep disorders
  • A dedicated neurological ICU and inpatient neurological unit with specially trained nurses and neurosciences intensivists on staff
  • Conventional and complex neurosurgery of the brain, brain stem and spine
  • State-of-the-art neurophysiology testing
  • Convenient neurological rehab centers in Geneva and Wheaton

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Northwestern Medicine offers world-class neurology and neurosurgery care throughout Chicagoland, helping you get back to you.



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