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Clinical Services at Rush Neurological Care Programs

Rush's neurology and neurosurgery program is ranked No. 16 in the United States in U.S. News and World Report's 2013-14 America’s Best Hospitals issue.

Program Description

Rush University Medical Center is the program of choice for neurology in Chicago. Our neurology and neurosurgical teams are at the leading edge of advances in medicine, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, diagnostic tests and drug treatments.

Our experienced physicians and neuroscientists explore and unravel the mysteries of the brain and the body's intricate assembly of nerves and muscles, helping to improve care for patients at Rush and around the world.

Services Provided

The expert teams at Rush have extensive experience diagnosing and treating most neurological disorders and conditions from headaches to strokes. We have established programs devoted to:

Rush also has one of the most respected Alzheimer's disease programs in the area. We evaluate more people with memory and cognitive problems each year than any other federally funded program.

Clinical Team

The neurology and neurosurgery staffs at Rush University Medical Center are internationally recognized for their diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical expertise. At Rush, neurologists and neurosurgeons collaborate with other specialty physicians and nurses, taking a multidisciplinary approach to fully address the scope of problems, both common and complex, affecting the brain, spine and nervous system.

Jacob H. Fox, MD, is chairperson of the Department of Neurological Sciences. Richard W. Byrne, MD, is chairperson of the Department of Neurosurgery. For profiles of physicians specializing in neurology, neurosurgery and related areas at Rush, refer to the topic index on the upper right corner or search by name or "special interests" under Find a Doctor.

The 2013 Rush Neuroscience Review

The 2013 Rush Neuroscience Review highlights recent accomplishments by the Department of Neurological Science and the Department of Neurological Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, including research, publications, grants, and volume and quality data.


Contact Name
Neurological Care at Rush
Contact Phone
(888) 352-RUSH
Contact E-mail

Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 1118
Chicago, IL 60612

Included in this section:

Autonomic Clinic at Rush: The Autonomic Clinic is integrated in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. It combines clinical testing and treatment expertise for patients with autonomic disorders.

Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush: Our mission at the Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush is to provide child, teen and adult athletes with evaluation, treatment and medical clearance for sports-related concussion.

Endovascular Services: At Rush, specialists in endovascular therapy take a multidisciplinary approach, from the initial consultation to postoperative care. This therapeutic approach enables them to provide personalized treatment plans for everything from blocked blood vessels to aneurysms to kidney stones.

Epilepsy Treatment, Screening and Diagnosis: Since its inception, the Rush Epilepsy Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, has been an international leader in evaluating, diagnosing and treating adults and children with all forms of epilepsy, as well as people experiencing frequent spells that may be epilepsy.

General Neurology: Neurologists at Rush are nationally known for their efforts to understand, treat and prevent illnesses that affect the brain and nervous system. We have helped countless patients from the Chicago area and beyond gain control over neck pain, muscle weakness, tremors and other problems.

Multiple Sclerosis Center: The Rush Multiple Sclerosis Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, combines comprehensive treatment with clinical and laboratory research to provide the highest quality patient care. In existence since the early 1970s, it is the largest center of its kind in the Midwest.

Neuromuscular Disease Clinic: At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, we are devoted to helping adults and children with all types of neuromuscular disorders, from carpal tunnel syndrome to muscular dystrophy.

Neurosurgery: University Neurosurgeons in Chicago are involved in all aspect of neurological care including brain & spine surgery. Cranial pathology treated includes aneurysms, AVMs, epilepsy, tumors & Parkinson's disease. Neurosurgeons also specialize in minimally invasive lumbar, thoracic, & cervical surgery.

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders: For more than 40 years, the Rush Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center has been a leader in treating and researching Parkinson's disease.

Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center: The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is dedicated to reducing disability due to Alzheimer's disease and other age-related neurological conditions through clinical care, education, and research.

Section of Cerebrovascular Disease: Information on stroke services at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, including diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation.

Section of Neurocritical Care: Rush's 28-bed Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit is managed by a core group of fellowship-trained neurointensivists, who work in close collaboration with vascular and endovascular neurologists and neurosurgeons as well as anesthesiologists to provide patients with high-quality care.

Spine and Back Care: Our spine and back program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago brings together the expertise of specialists from different disciplines, pinpointing and treating the sources of spine, back and neck pain offering the latest, most innovative nonsurgical and surgical treatment options

The Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Spine Tumor Clinic: At Rush University Medical Center, one of the nations top academic medical centers, neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists treating spine tumors work together to determine optimal individualized treatments for patients with spine tumors.

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Clinical Services
Neurological Care Programs
Alzheimer's Disease Center
Autonomic Clinic
Endovascular Services
Epilepsy Center
Multiple Sclerosis Center
Neurocritical Care
Neurology Services, General
Neuromuscular Disease Program
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Spine Tumor Clinic
Spine and Back Care
Sports Concussion Clinic
Stroke Program

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