Douglas Nordli, MD

Pediatric Neurology | More

Professor of Pediatrics Chief, Section of Pediatric Neurology
Co-Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

Close
773-702-6169

Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD, is a highly skilled neurologist who specializes in treating children with neurological conditions. Dr. Nordli focuses on pediatric epilepsy, with a particular interest in early onset epilepsy, and he is passionate about understanding each child’s unique condition so that he can provide targeted treatment for better results.

Along with Dr. Nordli’s clinical work, he is also actively researching methods to improve pediatric neurology care. Dr. Nordli is investigating techniques to predict and alter the course of epilepsy and examining how a novel method of classification of epilepsy can lead to better diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Nordli has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsia and Epilepsy & Behavior

Dr. Nordli is also involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows. He mentors fellows and has developed CME courses to help guide pediatric neurology residents and fellows. Dr. Nordli has also given multiple lectures both during ground rounds and as an invited lecturer nationally and abroad. 

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • Child Neurology Society
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient

At a Glance

Practicing Since1990

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Languages Spoken

  • English

At The Forefront Live: Pediatric Epilepsy

Caring for kids with epilepsy can be challenging. Epileptologists Douglas Nordli, MD, and Julia Henry, MD, answered your questions.
Watch Video