Tamir Hersonskey MD

Assistant Professor
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Biographical Info


Department of Neurosurgery
University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago

Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology,
Neurosurgery, and Emergency Medicine
Rambam Medical Center, Israel


Medical School:
Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel 1990: B.Sc. cum laude in Medical Sciences
1993: M.D. magna cum laude


Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider
Member of the Israel Medical Association




  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Director of Neurosurgery at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center


  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
  • Provena St. Joseph Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Neuro ICU

Research Interests

  • Neuromodulation after stroke


  • Medal of Distinction for Bravery and Determination, 1996
  • Ranked as the Best Doctor in the Israeli Army, 1996
  • Best Medical Officer Award, 1993
  • Dean’s List 1986-1990
  • Ranked first in the Course for Medics, 1988
  • Ranked as the first soldier in Basic Training Course in the IDF

Selected Publications

  • Roitberg BZ, Khan N, Alp MS, Hersonskey T, Charbel FT, Ausman JI. Bedside External Ventricular Drain Placement for the Treatment of Acute Hydrocephalus. Br J Neurosurg. 2001 Aug.; 15(4): 324-7
  • Rodolfo Gatto MD, Ali M. Alaraj MD, Tamir Hersonskey MD, Ben Roitberg MD. Calcified Pseudomeningocele after Repair of Craniectomy Defect with Hydroxyapatite Allograft Repair System (Norian) (Submitted for publication)
Categories: Department of Neurosurgery


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