Dr. Prabhakaran, chair of the UChicago Medicine Neurology Department
Shyam Prabhakaran, MD, is an internationally recognized leader in vascular neurology and stroke research and treatment.

Multispecialty Stroke and Neurovascular Care 

At the University of Chicago Medicine, our specialists provide the most contemporary, innovative care for the full range of common and complex stroke and neurovascular conditions. Our collaborative approach draws on the talents and internationally recognized expertise of leading clinicians in neurology, neurosurgery and neurointerventional surgery. Our team includes pioneering experts in these specialties, offering a depth and breadth of experience that enables us to help people with the most challenging stroke and neurovascular problems. Our team provides thorough and compassionate care at every level of illness and for patients at every age.

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Heart-Brain Clinic

The UChicago Medicine Heart-Brain Clinic provides specialized treatment options and preventive care for patients with heart conditions that increase their risk of stroke.

Treatment for Stroke Conditions 

Our team provides emergency care and treatment for stroke patients with the following emergent and less urgent neurovascular conditions:

  • Acute stroke
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Brain (cerebral) aneurysms
  • Brain and spinal cord dural arteriovenous malformation/fistula
  • Carotid surgery and cerebral revascularization
  • Cerebral cavernous malformations(CCM)
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • Childhood stroke and pediatric neurovascular lesions
  • Cryptogenic strokes
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Pediatric vascular malformations
  • Skull base tumors
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage and aneurysms
  • Transiet ischemic attack (TIA or “mini stroke”)

Interdisciplinary Neurovascular Team, Comprehensive Expertise

Sometimes, there is more than one way to help patients with stroke or neurovascular problems. Our patients benefit from having experts in multiple specialties collaborating to customize care, based on each individual's medical problems, history, and life perspective. Patients will be able to see several specialists in one clinic visit.

Our physician team is led by specialists in:

  • Stroke Neurology, offering the most state-of-the-art neurovascular guidance and care by stroke specialists in an award-winning Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Neurocritical Care, offering advanced monitoring and treatment in our state-of-the-art Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NeuroICU), which is run by a multidisciplinary team of neurocritical care experts
  • Neurovascular Surgery, providing expert diagnosis, management and surgical interventions
  • Neurointerventional Surgery, performing state-of-the-art imaging and endovascular procedures for diagnosis and treatment

Expedited patient transfer, urgent transfers and consultations

If you are a healthcare provider and wish to transfer a patient with a neurologic emergency or to speak with our team directly, call our dedicated NeuroICU transfer line at 1-773-834-6742. It will be answered by an attending neuro-intensivist, addressing ischemic stroke, brain bleeding, status epilepticus, neurotrauma, hydrocephalus, tumors and other neurologic emergencies.

If requested, we will facilitate seamless transfer and make arrangements for bed assignment

To schedule a consultation for a less urgent neurovascular condition, call us at:

Transfer Center

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