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About Us

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology offers innovative learning opportunities for students, residents and fellows to build their skills, provide evidence-based clinical care through hospital affiliates, and develop new treatments through multidisciplinary research.

Based in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and allied with the Northwestern Medicine healthcare system, our program is poised to raise the standard of neurological research and care thanks to close collaboration with research partners as well as colleagues in neurological surgery, neuroradiology and related disciplines.

Our Affiliated Centers

Our department faculty are closely affiliated with a number of Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine centers and institutes working within the field of neurology. Visit their sites to learn more about their scientific and clinical work.


About Our Name

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology was named in 1999 after a generous gift from The Davee Foundation. Mrs. Ruth Dunbar Davee, an alumna of Northwestern University, and her husband, Ken Davee, were extraordinary philanthropists whose work continues through The Davee Foundation board’s many investments in research and education at the medical school.

Left to right: Dr. Vassar and his extoller Dr. Sisodia with Mr. Kirk Hoopingarner and Mr. Grannon, both representatives of The Davee Foundation.

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