Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Division Chief's Message

The Division of Stroke and Critical Care within The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is defined by its mission to be a leader in acute brain injury and stroke research through our active research portfolio, to be an exceptional training program for the next generation of stroke and neurocritical care specialists, and, through Feinberg-affiliated hospitals, deliver cutting-edge, safe, and compassionate care to patients with acute brain injury.

Research-Rich Advanced Training

The combination of our strong multidisciplinary, cutting-edge, clinical program and our richly diverse research environment is a natural draw to the most talented trainees from across the country.  Our division houses five neurocritical care fellowship positions and three stroke fellowship positions per year, all administered through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. We are committed to use the wealth of clinical and research resources available to us to provide the most exceptional educational experience to our trainees and to be a pipeline for training our next generation of scientific and clinical leaders in stroke and critical care neurology.

Advancing the Science

Our commitment to advancing scientific knowledge in stroke and critical care neurology is highlighted by the diverse research portfolio of our NIH, foundation, and industry-funded faculty. Our research runs the gamut from pivotal clinical trials that lead directly to new treatments, to basic studies that elucidate the underlying mechanisms of acute neuronal and vascular injuries that impact the brain and spinal cord, to outcomes research aimed at improving the quality of life and reducing disparities for those challenged by stroke or other forms of acute brain injury.

Thank you for your interest in our division. Please contact us with any questions.

Farzaneh A Sorond, MD, PhD

Farzaneh A Sorond, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Stroke & Neurocritical Care