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Research

Faculty Research

The Department of Neurological Surgery is leading the way in neurosurgical research and development. The Department supports ongoing investigations into treatments for brain tumors, epilepsy, CNS congenital anomalies, and neurovascular disease. Physicians at the Brain Tumor Center are developing new brain tumor models, drug delivery methods, anti-angiogenesis therapy, immunotherapy and gene therapy, all in an effort to bring new treatment options to the clinical setting. The University of Chicago Adult Epilepsy program collaborates with brain imaging experts to investigate ways to improve surgical epilepsy treatment with less invasive diagnostic techniques and more effective surgery. The Pediatric Neurosciences Center continues to define the field in cognitive outcomes after treatment for hydrocephalus and congenital anomalies, while providing Phase 1 trials for brain tumor treatment. Current neurovascular research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) genesis, a common vascular anomaly affecting 0.5% of the population.

Issam Awad, MD

John Harper Seeley Professor of Neurological Sciences of Neurological Surgery

Peter Christian Warnke, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurology

Bakhtiar Yamini, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology
of Committee on Cancer Biology

Paramita Das, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Peleg Horowitz, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Fernando Goldenberg, MD

Professor of Neurology

Susan Rowell

Professor of Surgery

Ali Mansour, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

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Margaret Hackett Family Program (MHFP)

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Javad Hekmat-panah, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery