Augusto Miravalle is chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at RUSH. He specializes in treating patients with MS and offers care in both English and Spanish. He is interested in studying how MS manifests itself differently in Latino patients compared to white patients.
MS Is Different, and Often Worse, for Latinos
David Bennett is the director of the RUSH Alzheimer's Disease Center. He is internationally recognized for his research and is the principal investigator of several studies funded by the National Institute on Aging. He focuses on projects designed to identify novel therapeutics for common neurologic diseases.
Deborah Hall is a neurologist who specializes in the treatment and research of movement disorders. Her work with Parkinson’s disease focuses on early interventions. She has a busy clinical practice focused on treating patients with movement disorders.
James Conners leads RUSH’s stroke program, which has earned national recognition for its telestroke and mobile stroke programs. His clinical interests include the acute treatment of stroke, cryptogenic strokes, and stroke prevention. He is chair of the Department of Neurological Sciences.
Jori Fleisher is a fellowship-trained movement disorders neurologist with a special interest in understanding the needs of people and families living with advanced Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. She is also interested in designing new models of care to better serve this population.
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Julie Schneider is the associate director and senior neuropathologist of the RUSH Alzheimer's Disease Center. She has researched Alzheimer's disease and disorders related to the progression of memory loss in aging. As an epidemiologist, she's studied how food impacts memory, thinking and problem-solving in older adults and how vascular conditions contribute to cognitive impairment and dementia.
Lisa Barnes is a cognitive neuropsychologist with the RUSH Alzheimer's Disease Center and is the associate director of its research center. She is internationally recognized for her contributions to minority aging and minority health. Her research interests include disparities in chronic diseases of aging, cognitive health and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
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Lorenzo Muñoz is a board-certified neurosurgeon whose focus is on intracranial pathology, with a particular emphasis on complex brain and spinal cord tumors, aneurysms, cavernous malformation and AVMs. He's also experienced in treating congenital conditions like Chiari I malformation and spinal dysmorphism.
Alzheimer's disease, Social Determinants of Health
Neelum Aggarwal is a board-certified cognitive neurologist, clinical trialist and professor in the Department of neurological Sciences at RUSH. She is co-investigator and neurologist for the MIND Study. Aggarwal also serves as the senior examining neurologist of the RUSH Alzheimer's Disease Center Clinical Core. Her recent research focuses on how social determinants of health may lead to strategies to prevent cognitive decline and dementia in women, minorities and older adults.
Heart Attack, Alzheimer's and Stroke
Behavioral sciences, Alzheimer's disease
Patricia Boyle is a professor of behavioral sciences and neuropsychologist with the RUSH Alzheimer's Disease Center. Her Research focuses on the prevention of cognitive and functional decline in old age. Boyle also serves on national advisory committees on aging and Alzheimer's disease.
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Seniors more vulnerable to financial scams, RUSH study shows
RUSH Researchers Develop New Measure of Brain Health
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Geriatrics | Alzheimer's Research
Raj Shah is a family medicine physician and geriatrics specialist in the RUSH Alzheimer's Disease Center. He is a principal investigator for clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease and other common age-related conditions.
Stroke Care | Cerebrovascular Disease
Sarah Song is a neurologist and expert in stroke, cerebrovascular disease, and transient ischemic attack. She has a special interest in strokes among women and minority populations. Her research focuses on stroke prevention, stroke risk and telestroke response.
Essential Tremor | Parkinson’s Disease | Epilepsy
Sepehr B. Sani is a neurosurgeon whose expertise includes treating essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. His research focuses on gene therapy for treating Parkinson’s disease, and deep brain simulation. He’s also interested in treating Tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and headaches.
Stephan Munich is a neurosurgeon who treats patients with cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations, cavernomas and ischemic cerebral vascular disease. He also works with patients who have skull-based tumors. He specializes in both open neurosurgery and endovascular neurosurgery.