Northwestern Medicine surgeons discussing pre-operation stroke.

Leaders in neurology and neurosurgery

Northwestern Medicine is a leader in treating stroke with leading-edge technology, participation in the latest clinical trials, and highly trained physicians, nurses and therapists specializing in stroke.

Our experienced, multidisciplinary team* includes:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurointensivists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Rehabilitation therapists

Together, they provide comprehensive diagnosis and management of conditions including ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke and cerebrovascular conditions such as moyamoya disease.

Our integrated approach combines treatment of cerebrovascular and any secondary cardiovascular disease that may also be affecting the patient’s health and recovery. ​

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.

Awards and Acknowledgments

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 Delnor Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital have been awarded the Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission. This certification recognizes that the services provided have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes. It is a signal to the community that the quality of care provided is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of the stroke patients.



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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.

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

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