James R. Brorson, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

James R. Brorson, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

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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.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Stroke Council
  • American Neurological Association

Practicing Since

  • 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship

  • University of Chicago Medicine; University of Chicago Medical Center

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine; Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Other Grad Education

  • University of Pennsylvania

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