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Konstantin Slavin MD

Professor & Head of Section of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
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Biographical Info

President, American Society for Stereotactic
and Functional Neurosurgery

Secretary, North American
Neuromodulation Society

Director-at-Large, International
Neuromodulation Society

Vice-Secretary, World Society for
Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Past President, Russian American
Medical Association


Interview of Dr. Slavin on PAIN Clinician.com: “Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: What are the Current Indications and Which Patients are Candidates?” (link)

Dr. Slavin is featured on Insights in Medicine via InTimeTV, a web-based TV program. Dr. Gurel interviews Dr. Slavin on the topic of Neurosurgical Pain Management. (1 hour program)  wmv format



Fellowship in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, OHSU, Portland, Oregon

Residency in Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, UIC, Chicago, IL
Residency in Neurosurgery in Department of Neurosurgery of the Central Institute of Post-Graduate Training of Physicians, Moscow, USSR


Medical School:
Azerbaijan State Medical Institute, Baku, Azerbaijan,
Graduated with Diploma with Excellence


Board Certified:
American Board of Neurological Surgery

Medical Licensure:



  • Chief of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Section,
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Director, Illinois Gamma Knife Center, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, Chicago, IL


  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL

Clinical Interests

  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Facial Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Research Interests

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Facial Pain
  • Dystonia and other movement disorders
  • Surgical management of pain
  • Deep brain stimulation therapy
  • Chiari malformation


  • Patient’s Choice Award (2010)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010) http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Konstantin_Slavin.html
  • Vice-President, American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Director, North American Neuromodulation Society
  • Executive Council Member, Joint Section of Pain of AANS and CNS
  • Past President, Russian-American Medical Association
  • Best Doctors in America (since 2007)
  • America Top Surgeons (since 2006)


Download full resume (PDF)

Categories: Department of Neurosurgery, Pain Medicine Fellowship Training


Research Faculty

Andreas A. Linninger, PhD
Department of Bioengineering

Meide Zhao, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery
Visiting Research Assistant Professor

Joe Zhou, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology

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


Laurie Smith, RN

Leslie Stangel, RN


Jeffrey Jopes, MBA
Director of Administrative Operations

Avis Foster
Program Coodinator for Educational Services

Linda Rose-Finnell, MPA, CCRA
Research Manager