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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.

A diagnosis involving your brain and spine can change your life. Better care starts with putting yourself at the center of a world-class neurology and neurosurgery team.

Northwestern Medicine is defining the future of neurology and neurosurgery through leading-edge research aimed at improving survival and quality of life for our patients. We are anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the only Illinois hospital on the national Honor Roll for 12 straight years, with a neurology and neurosurgery program ranked in the top 10 nationally, per U.S. News & World Report, 2023 – 2024.

With locations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, better neurological care is close to where you live and work.

Meet the Neurology and Neurosurgery Teams

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Your care will be directed by a highly experienced team that includes world-renowned experts. Our goal is to deliver the best possible outcomes for even the most difficult diagnoses while prioritizing your unique needs.

Areas of Care

At Northwestern Medicine, we specialize in rare and challenging conditions. We work with you to create a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan for diseases of the brain and spine. In addition, we offer a full range of medical and surgical therapies, including minimally invasive treatment options and clinical trials that are not widely available.

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.

Malnati Brain Tumor Institute

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.


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.

Pulsatile Tinnitus Clinic

Our multidisciplinary team offers clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of pulsatile tinnitus.

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.

Spine Care

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.

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.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Our trigeminal neuralgia specialists can help control your trigeminal neuralgia flareups, and reduce or even eliminate pain.

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.




Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Trials and Research

Northwestern Medicine relentlessly pursues better neurology and neurosurgery care. Through an ever-evolving roster of promising clinical trials, Northwestern Medicine gives you access to new treatments and medications — along with innovative ways to use existing therapies — that are shaping the future of medicine.

Locations & Contact Information
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    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Top 10 in Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 10)

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    On a Relentless Pursuit of Better Neurology Care

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