Comprehensive Stroke Center
Northwestern Medicine's Comprehensive Stroke Center offers comprehensive care for stroke, including advanced diagnostic imaging, multi-modal treatment and rehabilitation for patients with stroke and cerebrovascular disease.
Northwestern Memorial is ranked 10th in the country for Neurology & Neurosurgery program making it once again the highest ranked neuro program in Illinois and Chicago for the 9th consecutive year.
Physician specialists at the Stroke Center have clinical and research expertise in:
The Center also has specialized stroke and neurocritical care nurses. An Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) serves as the Stroke Center Coordinator, providing specialized expertise and support for patients, families and stroke team members, as well as facilitating communication with community-based physicians and emergency department personnel.
Staffed by a team of neurologists and neurosurgeons experienced in diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of stroke—from ischemic stroke to rare cerebrovascular conditions such as moyamoya disease—the Stroke Center offers an integrated approach that incorporates treatment of cerebrovascular and any secondary cardiovascular disease that may also be affecting the patient’s health or impeding recovery.
Members of the Stroke Center team work with specialists from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) to optimize rehabilitation following stroke. RIC physicians and occupational and physical therapists evaluate each patient's needs to help determine the most appropriate plan of care after discharge.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital’s new Wood-Prince Family Stroke Center enables us to enhance our existing stroke care and advance the emergency care we provide to residents of Lake County.
What We Treat
Northwestern’s Stroke Center’s team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointensivists, neuroradiologists, vascular surgeons, advanced practice nurses and rehabilitation therapists work together to treat:
Meet Our Team
A stroke is a medical emergency. If you are having a stroke, dial 911 immediately.
To have a patient transferred to Northwestern, call: 312-926-3321
To be seen in our outpatient offices, call:
Are You At Risk for Stroke?
Online Stroke risk assessment gives you information about your risk factors. See Your Results