The Department of Neurology provides world-class, comprehensive care for a full range of neurological disorders including epilepsy and movement disorders, ALS, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
The Northwestern Medicine Neurology program is one of the nation’s premier destinations for outstanding and leading edge diagnosis and treatment of neurologic diseases. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Northwestern Medicine the 9th best Neurology and Neurosurgery program in the United States. Many of our specialists are recognized worldwide as leaders in their field. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care possible to our patients. We achieve this through a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment, as well as leading edge research designed to slow symptom progression and find a cure for neurological disorders.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked among the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. As one of the leading academic medical center hospitals, our patients benefit from participation in ongoing clinical trials, as well as promising research aimed at improving quality of life and finding a cure for neurological disorders.
Centers and Programs
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
We are a designated National Association of Epilepsy Centers, Level 4 Epilepsy Center. We specialize in intractable seizures and offer advanced treatments, including surgery. Our Women with Epilepsy program is a nationally recognized expert in the care of women with seizure disorders.
Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center
We are recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) as a worldwide Center of Excellence. We offer comprehensive care for Huntington’s Disease, and are one of only a handful of Wilson Disease Centers of Excellence in the world.
Lois Insolia Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Center
We offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for ALS. A team of dedicated experts works with each patient to design the best plan of care possible. Our goal is to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for patients with ALS.
We offer comprehensive care for stroke and cerebrovascular disease, including advanced diagnostic imaging, treatment and rehabilitation. Our multidisciplinary team is experienced in treating complex cases requiring advanced technology, specialized diagnosis and higher levels of treatment.
Women’s Neurology Center
We are one of only a small number of women-focused neurology centers in the United States. We specialize in the treatment of women at all stages of life.
Our Neurology program works closely with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the United States.