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September 17, 2012

Brain Tumor Expert Paleologos Appointed in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush
 

(CHICAGO) — Dr. Nina A. Paleologos has joined Rush University Medical Center in the Department of Neurological Sciences, effective September 10. Paleologos comes to Rush from NorthShore University HealthSystem, where she served as the director of neuro-oncology, and the Stanley C. Golder Chair of Neuroscience Research.

“Paleologos is a highly-regarded researcher and clinician who is known for her novel treatments for brain tumors. Her work in multiple clinical trials helped lead to the only FDA-approved drug for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme,” said Dr. Jacob Fox, chairperson of neurological sciences and professor, Department of Neurology at Rush.

Paleologos has research interests in primary brain tumors with particular expertise in astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma. Paleologos has authored over 40 articles and more than 35 abstracts in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals; written book chapters on primary brain tumors and metastatic cancer to the nervous system, chemotherapy of oligodendrogliomas, corticosteroids in neuro-oncology, and neurologic complications of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Paleologos’ professional society memberships include the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, Central Society for Neurologic Research, Chicago Neurologic Society, Society for Neuro-Oncology, the Oligodendroglioma Tumor Study Group, the Central NeuroOncology Group, and the Brain Tumor Trial Collaborative.

She is the chairperson of the Accreditation Exam Committee for NeuroOncology for the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties, has served as chair of the Section of NeuroOncology, American Academy of Neurology. She has been an invited panelist and lecturer at the American Academy of Neurology annual meetings, American Brain Tumor Association meetings, and other regional and national meetings.

Paleologos received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in 1985. She completed a residency in neurology at Rush and was chief resident of neurology from 1988 to 1989. She also completed an internship in internal medicine at Evanston Hospital in 1986. Paleologos completed her fellowship in neuro-oncology at Evanston Hospital, Northwestern University after receiving an American Brain Tumor Association Fellowship Award. 


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