Fernando D. Goldenberg, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Fernando Goldenberg, MD

Professor of Neurology Director, Neuroscience Critical Care
Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

Fernando Goldenberg, MD, is a specialist in critical care and neurointensive care medicine. He is a member of a multidisciplinary team of experts dedicated to the diagnosis and management of patients with ischemic (low blood flow) and hemorrhagic (blood vessel rupture) stroke and brain aneurysms. He also specializes in the management of critically ill patients with brain tumors, cerebral edema, and status epilepticus, as well as patients with severe Guillain-Barre syndrome and respiratory failure associated with myasthenia gravis (MG).

Dr. Goldenberg is a contributor in a wide range of research investigations related to the care of critically ill neurological patients. His current investigations focus on the mechanisms of brain hemorrhage and its treatment, the mechanisms of cerebral edema associated with liver failure, and the neurological complications of patients with implanted left ventricular assist devices (artificial heart machines). 

Dr. Goldenberg leads the Neurocritical Care Training Program, which includes its own fellowship training program. He is also responsible for teaching neurology and neurosurgery residents, critical care medicine and anesthesia/critical care fellows, as well as medical students.

An active speaker, Dr. Goldenberg has lectured on stroke and brain injury treatment at medical meetings in the United States and South America.

Board Certifications

  • Neurocritical Care
  • Internal Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Chicago Area Stroke Taskforce
  • American Heart Association Stroke Council
  • Argentine Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Practicing Since

  • 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine


  • Juan A. Fernandez Hospital


  • Cleveland Clinic; University of Chicago Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital

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