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Dr. Fady T. Charbel, MD, FAANS, FACS

The Department of Neurosurgery is part of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, a world leader in Neurosurgery established in the 1940’s. Our doctors have treated more than 4,000 brain aneurysms. The UIC Department of Neurosurgery ranks first in the state for treating the most aneurysm cases.

Neurosurgeons in our department have led the way in groundbreaking research in the areas of ischemic stroke, aneuryms, brain tumors, degenerative spinal disease and pain management. Currently, the Department of Neurosurgery is leading a nationwide study to evaluate blood flow and stroke risk.

The Department of Neurosurgery has internationally recognized experts in every subspecialty in the field. Several physicians among the UIC Neurosurgery staff have been named as The Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors. The combined expertise of neurosurgeons at UIC allows us to treat an extraordinary variety of conditions that is patient-focused.

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Learn more about our residency program

Our residents go on to fellowship and attending positions with major universities, as well as coveted opportunities at private hospitals.

Learn about the three fellowships in the Department of Neurosurgery

Each fellowship covers a different subspecialty.

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The Department of Neurosurgery hosts medical students for clerkships. During their rotation, students will have the chance to observe and actively participate in neurosurgical procedures in the operating room (OR). Additionally, they will engage in hands-on clinical care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) under the guidance and supervision of both residents and faculty members.

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