Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Division Chief's Message

The faculty of the division of Comprehensive Neurology strive to achieve visionary healthcare through the clinical affiliates of Northwestern Medicine and Feinberg’s innovative education and research programs.  Our division’s faculty are engaged in a number of specialties, including neuroimmunology, migraines, and chronic pain.


Faculty members in the Division of Comprehensive Neurology play a major role in teaching medical students at the Feinberg School of Medicine and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University’s Neurology residents. We provide training opportunities for neurology residents in diagnosis, treatment and longitudinal care for patients with a wide spectrum of diagnosis and clinical presentation.

The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine provides an outstanding educational environment for medical students, residents, fellows, and physician-scientist trainees.

The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology faculty members are very involved in teaching and mentoring medical students. In the second-year course, Scientific Basis of Medicine, faculty members lecture on such topics as neuro-anatomy, epilepsy, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, stroke, sleep disorders, headache, dementia, microbiology of central nervous system diseases, and the neuropathology of tumors and vascular diseases as well as other topics during the neurology section of the course. During the end of the second year, the clerkship director teaches the students neurological exam skills in a workshop consisting of stations with both standardized and real patients. Senior residents and students act as volunteer teachers. In addition the neurology faculty is very involved in mentoring medical students at all levels of training through SIGN (student interest group in neurology). Northwestern has the second biggest SIGN group in the nation.

Learn more about our education offering via the links below.

  • Medical Students
    Find information on the department’s role in the education of medical students, including our neurology clerkship
  • Physician-Scientist Training Program
    Learn about our program that facilitates the transition from neurology residency training to a productive career in biomedical research
  • Residency
    Find out more about our residency program
  • Fellowship
    Get details about the many specialty fellowships available through our department


Current clinical research can be found via the department’s Clinical Trials page.

Current Research lab information can be found at the Neurology Research Groups page.

Patient Care

Through Northwestern Medicine clinical affiliates, the division’s full-time faculty clinicians offer clinical service to our patient population.

Clinical programs maintained by our division’s faculty including the Physician Scientist Training Program.

Thank you for your interest in our division. For more information, please contact us.

Kate Carroll, MD

Kate Carroll, MD Chief, Division of Comprehensive Neurology