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Associate Professor of Neurology Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

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James R. Brorson, MD
James R. Brorson, MD, is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of stroke, transient ischemic attack and cerebrovascular disease. He diagnoses and treats patients with common and unusual types of cerebrovascular disease – including atherosclerosis, carotid artery narrowing, cardioembolic stroke, arterial dissection, intracranial aneurysm, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, vascular malformations and moyamoya disease.

Working with colleagues in the sections of neurosurgery, vascular surgery, neuroradiology and cardiology, Dr. Brorson uses an interdisciplinary approach to decision making and planning therapies to prevent stroke and evaluating emerging treatments for cerebrovascular disease. He currently participates in clinical trials evaluating balloon angioplasty and stenting for carotid artery disease and percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) for stroke prevention.

Dr. Brorson's research efforts focus on understanding the mechanisms of neuronal damage pertinent to stroke and evaluating the best approaches to effective stroke prevention.

Medical Education

  • The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • The University of Pennsylvania

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Neurological Association
  • The Stroke Council of the American Heart Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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UChicago Medicine Orland Park

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To Refer a Patient

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1992

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • English