The Department of Neurological Surgery at UChicago Medicine
The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine is devoted to the evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult diseases of the central nervous system. Providers within the Department use a full range of neuro-medical and neurosurgical technologies to provide the most up-to-date and effective treatments for the entire spectrum of neurological disease.
Click on the portraits below to learn more about the neurosurgeons of UChicago Medicine. To request an appointment with any of these providers, please click here.
Bakhtiar Yamini, M.D.
Neurosurgeon with expertise in treating: congenital anomalies, pediatrics, brain tumor, pituitary tumors, meningiomas, brain metastasis (brain cancer), craniosynostosis, Chiari Malformation, cervical spine herniations, and more.
Edwin Ramos, M.D.
Neurosurgeon with expertise in treating: spinal stenosis (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar), herniated disks, degenerative disc disease, spinal tumor, radiculopathy, spondylolisthesis, and more.
Paramita Das, M.D., M.S.
Neurosurgeon with expertise in treating: adult patients, spinal stenosis, spinal degeneration, spinal tumor, Chiari malformation (adults), brain tumor, and more.
Issam A. Awad, M.D.
Neurovascular Surgeon with expertise in treating: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM), carotid stenosis, aneurysm, and more.
Martin Herman, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurosurgeon with expertise in treating: herniated disks, degenerative spine conditions, spinal stenosis, spinal cord tumor, spinal injuries due to work-related incident, and more.
Sean Polster, MD
Dr. Polster is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the brain and spine in both adults and children. Dr. Polster’s practice primarily focuses on treating neurovascular conditions of the head and neck as well as tumors of the brain and skull base.
Peleg M. Horowitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurosurgeon with expertise in treating: brain tumor, pituitary tumors, meningiomas, schwannomas, gliomas, glioblastomas, brain metastasis, and more.
Eric Thompson, MD
Eric Thompson, MD, is Chief of Pediatric Neurosciences for the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance (CCHA). Dr. Thompson is a highly skilled surgeon who specializes in neurosurgery and treats complex brain and neurological conditions.
Peter Warnke, M.D.
Neurosurgeon with expertise in treating: brain tumor, pituitary adenoma, glioblastoma, hydrocephalus, seizure disorders with deep brain stimulators (DBS), trigeminal neuralgia, and more.
Javad Hekmat-panah, M.D.
Neurosurgeon with expertise in consulting patients with history of neurosurgical interventions and procedural history of the spine. Medically advises patients of next steps when patients have no recent imaging (or older then one year). No longer an operating surgeon.