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Meet the Northwestern Medicine Stroke Teams

Northwestern Medicine offers the most advanced levels of certification for stroke programs. Our goal is to treat patients as quickly as possible and improve the likelihood they will have a positive outcome after their stroke.

Areas of Care

What is a Stroke?

What is stroke

A stroke is a brain attack, caused by disruption of blood flow to the brain. Before we can create a treatment plan for you, we have to determine what kind of stroke you had.

Stroke Diagnosis

Stroke Diagnosis

Northwestern Medicine offers the latest technology to swiftly diagnose and address stroke. Several kinds of tests will help determine what kind of stroke you had.

Stroke Treatment

Stroke Treatment

Northwestern Medicine is home to highly trained physicians, nurses, and rehabilitation therapists specializing in stroke. We will create an individualized treatment plan focusing on your specific needs and goals.

Before Stroke

Before Stroke

You can prevent strokes by making healthy lifestyle choices, and reduce the likelihood of permanent disability by learning to identify the warning signs of stroke so you can get medical attention as soon as possible.

After Stroke

After Stroke

Recovery from stroke is a long and challenging process for patients and families, requiring expert care. Our goal is to help our patients and their families return to a normal life as soon as possible.

At the Hospital

in the hospital

A stroke is a challenging time for you and your family. Knowing what is happening while you’re at the hospital may help ease some of the uncertainty you may be experiencing.

Stroke Second Opinion

Second Opinion

A second opinion with a qualified specialist allows you to approach your treatment decisions with the necessary confidence to help you make the best choice for you.



Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

  • Northwestern Medicine offers eight hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission as providing advanced levels of stroke care throughout Chicagoland.
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital are recognized as Comprehensive Stroke Centers, offering the most advanced levels of stroke treatment available.
  • Northwestern Medicine offers five Primary Stroke Centers. This designation recognizes that stroke services at these hospitals have the critical elements required to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.
  • Northwestern Medicine connects over a dozen hospitals via telestroke to provide patients throughout Illinois and Indiana with access to stroke specialists without having to leave the ED.
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage hospital offers one of only a few Mobile Stroke Unites in the United States. The mobile stroke unit provides stroke treatment to patients an average of 30 minutes faster.

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    Northwestern Medicine is participating in an emergency care research study of bleeding in the brain. This research study may affect you or someone you know, and we need to find out ahead of time what the community thinks about it.

    Assess Your Stroke Risk

    Learn about strokes and how they can hurt you. Estimate your personal risk of having a stroke. Identify your stroke risk factors and how to improve them. 

    Stroke Care Near You

    Northwestern Medicine provides advanced levels of stroke care throughout Chicagoland.

    Stroke Outcomes

    Northwestern Medicine provides high quality healthcare for our patients. Quality outcomes data helps us understand and improve our practices for the best possible patient outcomes.

    How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Stroke

    There are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the United States. When you know the warning signs and symptoms, you can help those numbers rise.

    Related Resources

    For Professionals

    Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers must meet the performance measurement requirements for Primary Stroke Centers which includes data collection for the eight Joint Commission stroke (STK) measures.

    More details on these measures can be found on the Joint Commission website.

    Patient and Family Education


    In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, the physician(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.