Faculty

Fady T. Charbel MD, FAANS, FACS

Professor and Head, Richard L. and Gertrude W. Fruin Professor, Chief of Neurovascular Section
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Biographical Info

Voted Best Doctor Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

 

Experience

Fellowship/Internship:
Surgery Intern
Microsurgery Fellowship
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan

Clinical Fellow
Montreal Neurologic Institute
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Residency:
Neurosurgery Chief Resident
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Neurosurgery Resident
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan

Education

Medical School
St. Joseph’s University, Beirut, Lebanon M.D., 1984

Certifications

Board Certified:
American Board of Neurological Surgery

Medical Licensure
Illinois
Indiana

Appointments

Academic:

  • Head, Department of Neurosurgery
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Chief of Service,
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Chief of Neurovascular Section,
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Director, Computer-Aided Neurovascular Analysis and Simulation (CANVAS) Program

 

Clinical:

  • Chief of Service,
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Chief of Neurovascular Section,
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Hospital:

  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Achievements/Awards

  • Recipient of AANS Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery, 2017
  • Named inaugural recipient of the Dr. Richard L. and Gertrude W. Fruin Professorship, 2014
  • Best Doctor; Best Doctors in America, 2002-2014
  • Named one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors®
  • 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards: Medical Devices, Runner-up
  • Top Surgeon, America’s Top Surgeons, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • President, Chicago Neurological Society, 2005
  • President and Founder, VasSol(TM) Inc.
  • Patents: “Cerebral Circulation Model and Applications”
  • Developer and co-inventor, The “Charbel Micro-flowprobe ®”. Transonic systems Inc.
  • Inventor of the Year, The University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002


Clinical Interests

  • Diagnosis and management of stroke and ischemic cerebrovascular disease
  • Brain aneurysms, AVM’s, cavernomas, Carotid and intra-cranial disease, Moya-Moya and vertebro-basilar insufficiency (VBI)
  • Cerebral revascularization: bypass, carotid and vertebral artery surgery
  • Surgical reconstruction of complex intracranial aneurysms
  • Resection of AVMs
  • Complex intracranial and skull base tumors, spinal cord tumors
  • Microsurgery and endoscopic neurosurgery
  • Image-guided neurosurgery
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Surgical management of intractable epilepsy
  • Evaluation and surgical treatment of cervical degenerative disease
  • Neurosurgical critical care


Research Interests

  • Computer simulation of the cerebral circulation
  • Phase-contrast MRI blood flow quantification
  • Non-Invasive quantitative studies of brain tissue oxygenation and blood flow
  • Brain tissue oxygenation and acid-base homeostasis
  • Cerebral blood flow and metabolism
  • Virtual simulation for neurosurgery

Selected Publications

  • Festa JR, Schwarz LR, Pliskin N, Cullum CM, Lacritz L, Charbel FT, Mathews D, Starke RM, Connolly ES, Marshall RS, Lazar RM. Neurocognitive dysfunction in adult moyamoya disease. J Neuro. 2009 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Mery Francisco J; Amin-Hanjani Sepideh; Charbel Fady T., Is an angiographically obliterated aneurysm always secure? Neurosurgery 2008;62(4):979-82; discussion 982. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Ashley William W; Amin-Hanjani Sepideh; Alaraj Ali; Shin John H; Charbel Fady T, Flow-assisted surgical cerebral revascularization. Neurosurgical focus 2008;24(2):E20., Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.
  • Alaraj Ali; Ashley William W; Charbel Fady T; Amin-Hanjani Sepideh., The superficial temporal artery trunk as a donor vessel in cerebral revascularization: benefits and pitfalls., Neurosurgical focus 2008;24(2):E7., Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois 60612-5970, USA.
  • Paisansathan C; Hoffman W E; Gatto R G; Baughman V L; Mueller M; Charbel F T, Increased brain oxygenation during intubation-related stress., European journal of anaesthesiology 2007;24(12):1016-20., University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Anesthesia, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
  • Gatto Rodolfo; Hoffman William E; Mueller Mark; Paisansathan Chanannait; Charbel Fady, Age effects on brain oxygenation during hypercapnia., Journal of biomedical optics 2007;12(6):062113., University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Neurosurgery, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.
  • Banerjee P Pat; Luciano Cristian J; Lemole G Michael; Charbel Fady T; Oh Michael Y, Accuracy of ventriculostomy catheter placement using a head- and hand-tracked high-resolution virtual reality simulator with haptic feedback., Journal of neurosurgery 2007;107(3):515-21., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago 60607, USA. banerjee@uic.edu
  • Zhao M; Amin-Hanjani S; Ruland S; Curcio A P; Ostergren L; Charbel F T, Regional cerebral blood flow using quantitative MR angiography., AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 2007;28(8):1470-3., Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60612-5970, USA. mzhao@uic.edu
  • Jho David H; Neckrysh Sergey; Hardman Julian; Charbel Fady T; Amin-Hanjani Sepideh, Ethylene oxide gas sterilization: a simple technique for storing explanted skull bone. Technical note., Journal of neurosurgery 2007;107(2):440-5., Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Gatto Rodolfo; Hoffman William; Paisansathan Chanannait; Mantulin William; Gratton Enrico; Charbel Fady T, Effect of age on brain oxygenation regulation during changes in position., Journal of neuroscience methods 2007;164(2):308-11., Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 South Wood Street 4th FL, NPI building, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. rgatto@uic.edu
  • Lemole G Michael; Banerjee P Pat; Luciano Cristian; Neckrysh Sergey; Charbel Fady T, Virtual reality in neurosurgical education: part-task ventriculostomy simulation with dynamic visual and haptic feedback., Neurosurgery 2007;61(1):142-8; discussion 148-9., Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA. mlemole@uic.edu

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Categories: Department of Neurosurgery

 

Research Faculty

Andreas A. Linninger, PhD
Department of Bioengineering
Professor

Meide Zhao, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery
Visiting Research Assistant Professor

Joe Zhou, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology
Professor

Prashant Banerjee, PhD
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Keith Thulborn, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

Acute Care Nurse Practitioners:

Katherine W. Walsh, RN, MSN, ACNP-CS
Clinical Program Director, Illinois Stroke Institute

Sybille Nelson, RN, MSN, ACNP-CS

Robert Gottschalk, NP

Grace Mazurek, NP

Rita Berendt, NP

Allison Blood, BSN, MSN, FNP-CS

Christy Gomez, BSN, MSN, AG-ACNP

Nurses:

Laurie Smith, RN

Leslie Stangel, RN

Administrative:

Jeffrey Jopes, MBA
Director of Administrative Operations

Avis Foster
Program Coodinator for Educational Services

Linda Rose-Finnell, MPA, CCRA
Research Manager