UIC Neuroanesthesia

Background: University of Illinois at Chicago has internationally recognized experts in neurosurgical care. We are the center that have treated many cerebrovascular disorders such as cerebral aneurysm, AVM, strokes in the state. Our neurosurgical team is leading the research in area of ischemic stroke,
aneurysms, brain tumors, degenerative spine and pain management.

The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System has been recognized by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as meeting the Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification We provide 24/7 availability of specialized treatment to care for complex stroke patients.

Department of anesthesiology, the Neuroanesthesia Division is nationally reputable. All our faculty are specialize trained in Neuroanesthesiology. We provide services to care for complex neurological disease patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures and neurointensive care. We serve in nationally/
internationally leadership in neuroanesthesia society, editorial boards in journals and leaders in research/education.

Our neuroanesthesia fellowship program offers 1 positions each year. The graduated fellows have entered successful academic careers and take on leadership roles in many institution. The training encompasses clinical neuroanesthesia training for 6-8 months which include both adult and pediatric
neuroanesthesia training , 1 month intraoperative neuromonitoring, 1 week block for neurointensive care for 12 blocks (3 months total), 2 weeks of quality/improvement course, 1 month neuroradiology rotation, an opportunity of an elective 1-2 months of neuroscience scholarship/research, 1 week of
conference and 4 week vacation.


Chanannait Paisansathan, MD
Professor and Associate Head of Faculty Affairs
Neuroanesthesia Director and FellowshipProgram director
Vice President of Scientific Affairs

Lisa Adiutori, DO
Assistant Professor

Verna Baughman, MD

Guy Edelman, MD
Associate Professor

Edina Kim, MD
Assistant Professor

Benjarat Changyaleket,MD
Assistant Professor

Sabine Kreilinger, MD
Assistant Professor

Roth, Steven, MD, FARVO

Wheeler, Peggy, MD
James M. Feld Professor of Anesthesiology