Richard John Munson, M.D.

Richard John Munson, M.D.

Richard John Munson, M.D.

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Personal Bio

Treatment Philosophy

In the electronic age of today’s healthcare, I make a point to listen and converse with my patients and their families instead of hovering over a keyboard. I think that my patients appreciate this and I think that it leads to better outcomes.

Personal Interests

I enjoy geology, reading, music, and spending time with my family.

Conditions & Procedures


Carotid Stenosis, Cerebral Embolism, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Cerebral Thrombosis, Cerebral Vasculitis, Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), Congenital Central Alveolar Hypoventilation Syndrome, Idiopathic sleep related non-obstructive alveolar hypoventilation, Insomnia, Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH), Narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Adult/Pediatric), Repetitive intrusions of sleep, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Arousal Disorder, Sleep Related Movement Disorder, Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH), Subdural Hematoma (SDH), Temporal Arteritis, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Vasculitis

General Information




NorthShore Medical Group


Neurology, Stroke

Academic Rank

Senior Clinician Educator



Board Certified

Neurology, Sleep Medicine

Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 1992


NorthShore University HealthSystem, 1993


University of Chicago, 1996


University of Western Ontario, 1998



NorthShore Medical Group

1000 Central St.
Suite 880
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.2570 847.570.2073 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.

NorthShore Medical Group

2180 Pfingsten Rd.
Suite 2000
Glenview, IL 60026
847.570.2570 847.657.5708 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.


Commercial Plans
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO and EPO
  • Aetna Health Network Options
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna QPOS
  • Aetna Savings Plus
  • Aetna Select
  • Beechstreet PPO Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna LocalPlus
  • Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
  • Cigna Open Access Plus with CareLink (OAPC)
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO (an Aetna Company)
  • Coventry Health Care Elect Choice EPO
  • Coventry Health Care First Health PPO
  • Galaxy Health PPO Network
  • Great West PPO/POS
  • Healthcare's Finest Network (HFN)
  • Humana - All Commercial Plans (including Choice Care)
  • Humana - NorthShore Complete Care
  • Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan and PHCS PPO Network (Including PHCS Savility)
  • NorthShore Employee Network
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider PPO Network (TRPN)
  • Tricare
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare - All Commercial Plans
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Core
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Navigate
Exchange Plans
  • Aetna Whole Health Chicago
  • Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision HMO
  • Coventry (PPO)
  • Harken Health - an Affiliate of United Healthcare
    Verify physician participation and out of pocket expenses with Harken
  • Land of Lincoln Health Traditional PPO
  • Not Contracted United Healthcare Compass
  • Illinois Department of Public Aid (IDPA)
  • Illinicare ICP
  • Community Care Partners
Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (HMO)
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage HMO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Premier HMO-POS
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Primary HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus PFFS
  • HumanaChoice PPO
  • United Healthcare - All Medicare Plans
Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community
  • HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Illinicare Health Plan
  • Meridian Complete


  • Noninvasive CT determination of arterial blood concentration of meglumine iothalamate.

    Journal of computer assisted tomography

    Authors: Lapin GD, Munson RJ, Groothuis DR
    A quantity that often must be determined in physiological imaging studies is the blood concentration of the tracer over time. This is usually performed by direct arterial or venous blood sampling. We studied the relationship between the concentration of meglumine iothalamate in arterial blood and values determined from voxels containing large blood vessels in a series of CT images at the same location over time. After correction for volume averaging based on a single venous blood sample, there was an excellent correlation between the two blood curves. Differences between the curves were shown to be inconsequential by a simulation of transcapillary transport determinations. We thus conclude that determination of plasma concentration from CT images is a reliable technique for CT transcapillary transport studies.
    PMID: 8419417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]