Javad Hekmat-panah, MD

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Surgery | More

Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Cancer Research

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.

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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

Medical Education

  • University of Tehran of Medical Sciences

Internship

  • Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Chicago Neurological Society
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1964

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Psychiatry and Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English
  • French