Neurology Department News and Information
Message from the Head Jeffrey A. Loeb, M.D. Ph.D Welcome to the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation in 2018! Looking back, in April this will mark my 5th year as head of the department. I am so excited with the progress we have made in growing a top notch Neurology [...]
UI Health Newsletter UPDATES ON THE UI HEALTH GOALS & INITIATIVES Leaders and managers recently distributed the UI Health Goals & Initiatives to all Hospital & Clinics staff. The Goals & Initiatives — both for FY19 and beyond — are vital to our long-term capabilities and future success. It is [...]
Chicago Tribune News The Chicago Tribune covered a new study led by Dr. Dilip Pandey, associate professor of neurology and rehabilitation in the UIC College of Medicine, that found that people with epilepsy living in high-crime areas in Chicago have more seizures than people living in low-crime areas. Read [...]
The Annual 2018 Rhea and Louis D. Boshes Lectureship & the Neuropsychiatric Institute 75th Anniversary Celebration Nobel-laureate Eric R. Kandel, M.D. The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine is pleased to announce that the 2017-18 Annual Rhea and Louis [...]
Exciting academic partnership between UIC & Schwab in rehabilitation The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at UIH has undergone a major change in the last 6 months. In continued pursuit of clinical and academic excellence, University of Illinois has partnered with Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital to provide rehabilitation services and add [...]
Welcome Dr. Abrams as Section Chief & Director of the Neuromuscular Center The Neuromuscular division of the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at UIH has taken off! The Division delivers patient care in its three multidisciplinary clinics. The Muscular Dystrophy Association sponsored Certified Care Center provides medical services for patients [...]
Predictors of elevated intracranial hypertension in spontaneous supratentorial intracranial hemorrhage
Predictors of elevated intracranial hypertension in spontaneous supratentorial intracranial hemorrhage Dr. Gabriela Trifan, PGY3 Resident I started my research career early after finishing medical school. At that time, I was fortunate enough to meet and work closely with a renowned physicist - Dr. Mark Haacke the creator [...]
Big Data in Healthcare & Medicine: The Implementation Dr. Monique Diaz My name is Monique Diaz M.D. and I am pleased to have returned to my roots at the University of Illinois at Chicago for a fellowship in clinical informatics. I attended medical school at UIC and [...]
Predictors of Vasospasm in SubArachnoid Hemorrhage Muhammad Rizwan Husain, MD PGY-3 Neurology Resident These are exciting times to be a resident in neurology, where the field has considerably evolved over the last few decades. Many decades ago, neurology was thought of as only a field attributed to [...]
Understanding Epilepsy: Big Data Way Biswajit Maharathi, MS PhD Y-2, Bioengineering Big Data, one of the most sought after complex and voluminous dataset concepts, has a great potential to decipher the unexplored mysteries of the human brain. Owing to the complex origin and extensive workup of patients [...]
Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation Donation Congratulations to Dr. Loeb and his lab who received a $10,000 donation from the Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation.
Read more about Dr. Zeidman's Articles: Hans Jacob and brain research on Hamburg "euthanasia" victims Awaiting further brains! A Carpal Tunnel Grading System Including CSI-diagnosed Mild Cases: Relation to Presenting Features and Outcomes
Dr John S Garvin Dr. John S. Garvin, first head of UIC College of Medicine's neurology department, remembered as gifted, compassionate Garvin, who was the first head of the department of neurology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and was known to peers as [...]
PAUSE To Learn About Your Epilepsy "The PAUSE program is based on the coordinated care model," says Dr. Dilip Pandey, associate professor of neurology and rehabilitation in the UIC College of Medicine and a lead investigator on the PAUSE project. Read more.
Sturge-Weber Foundation Names University of Illinois Professor Jeffrey Loeb as Chief Clinical Strategist
Sturge-Weber Foundation Names University of Illinois Professor Jeffrey Loeb as Chief Clinical Strategist Jeffrey A. Loeb, M.D., Ph.D. has been named the inaugural Chief Clinical Strategist for the Sturge-Weber Foundation. Read more.
Congratulations to Dr. Yevgenya Kaydanova on receiving the Illinois Department of Humans Services Epilepsy Program Award
Congratulations to Dr. Yevgenya Kaydanova on receiving the Illinois Department of Humans Services Epilepsy Program Award. The Epilepsy program will provide client and family support services as needed for individuals diagnosed with epilepsy, their families, and community at large.
Congratulations to Dr. Fernando Testai on receiving the 2016 UI Health Physician of the year award. Dr. Testai currently serves as the Director of Vascular Neurology here in the UIC department of Neurology & Rehabilitation and is widely recognized for his passion in ensuring that patients receive the best possible [...]
Congratulations to Dr. Liudmila Romanova on receiving the CCTS KL2 CATS Award. The CCTS CATS Scholars Awards support the research efforts and career development of scientist dedicated to translational research.
The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation welcomes our newest faculty members Drs. Baback Arshi, and Anna Serafini.
Epilepsy Awareness Month- UIC Neurology & Rehabilitation Epilepsy Foundation- #DareTo Hashtag Campaign Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Epilepsy Society- Epilepsy: A Window On The Brain
Congratulations to the UI Health Stroke Program for achieving Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification!
Congratulations to the UI Health Stroke Program for achieving Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification! 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 [...]
Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence Zeidman on being presented with the "Outstanding Article Award" by the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences! Dr. Zeidman was presented with this honor for his series of articles on neuroscientist oppression and resistance in World War II.
Dr Lawrence Zeidman, MD, FAAN Introducing A New Neuropathies & Nerve Injuries Clinic At UI Health! This multidisciplinary clinic is overseen by Dr. Lawrence Zeidman and offers PT/OT and pain management services in one convenient setting. Read more here.
Congratulations to the University of Illinois Medical Center’s EMG Laboratory on being approved by the AANEM Board for Lab Accreditation with Exemplary Status!
Congratulations to the University of Illinois Medical Center’s EMG Laboratory on being approved by the AANEM Board for Lab Accreditation with Exemplary Status! Exemplary Status is the highest level of accreditation an electrodiagnostic laboratory can achieve under the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s Accreditation Program.
Congratulations to Dr. Qin Li Jiang on being presented with the Iron Horse Award, presented by the ALS Association!
Dr Qin Li Jiang Congratulations to Dr. Qin Li Jiang on being presented with the Iron Horse Award, presented by the ALS Association! The Iron Horse Award is the ALS Association’s top honor, named after Lou Gehrig, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and earned the nickname [...]
Dr. Ahmed Hassan, MD Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our department, Dr. Ahmed Hassan. Dr. Hassan will serve as the medical director of the Neurology Intensive Care Unit.
In The News: UIC-Led Clinical Trials IDs Patients At Higher Risk of Second Stroke
Congratulations to our very own ALS clinic on becoming certified as an ALS Center of Excellence by the ALS Association!
Dr. Jeffrey Loeb and his colleagues have discovered why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in both children and adults with epilepsy.
Dr M. Kelly Nicholas, MD, PhD University of Illinois Brain Tumor Center Dr M. Kelly Nicholas, MD, PhD brings his extensive clinical experience and board certifications in neurology and neuro-oncology to lead the Brain Tumor Center. Read more about the Brain Tumor Center as well as Dr Nicholas' [...]
In The News: New Insight Into The Management of Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy A team of University of Illinois and Wayne State University researchers have found that people with brain tumor-related epilepsy benefit from a combined surgical procedure that removes both the tumor, as well as brain tissue with epileptic properties. Read [...]
In The News: UI Health Recognized for Treatment of Rare Blood Vessel Disease Sturge Weber Foundation Congratulations to the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System for being designated as a "Center of Excellence" for patients living with Sturge-Weber syndrome, a rare vascular disorder that can cause [...]
In The News: Chicago Fire Soccer Club, UI Health Host Stroke Awareness Night on May 28 The Chicago Fire Soccer Club and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) have partnered to host Stroke Awareness Night on Saturday, May 28, 2016.
Epilepsy patients who want to learn how to manage their own unique symptoms can now get individualized information via tablet computer through a research project at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “PAUSE” — for Personalized Internet Assisted Underserved Self-management for Epilepsy — is a tablet-based tool customized for each patient to help them [...]