Javad Hekmat-panah, MD, has 35 years of experience as a neurosurgeon and neurologist. He now offers evaluations, consultations and second opinions for patients with complex neurological conditions and back pain.

Dr. Hekmat-panah is an active medical researcher. His areas of focus include brain tumors and brain injuries caused by trauma and ischemia.

Dr. Hekmat-panah is a recent recipient of the Distinguished Educator/Mentor Lifetime Achievement Award at the University of Chicago. He was nominated by his peers for his accomplishments and contributions to the community.

Areas of Expertise


University of Tehran

Medical Education

  • University of Tehran


  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago


  • University of Wisconsin at Madison (Neurology); University of Chicago (Neurosurgery)

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons--Brain Tumor Section
  • American Academy of Neurology--Fellow
  • Chicago Neurological Society
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons--Spine Section
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • Society of Neurological Surgeon
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons--Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons--Fellow
  • 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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At a Glance

Practicing Since1964

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Psychiatry and Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English
  • French