Julian Bailes, MD, Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute, was featured on January 22 about a new study that may identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.) in living patients.
“It is the holy grail of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research to be able to identify those who are suffering from the syndrome early, while they're still alive,” said study author Dr. Bailes, who also serves as Director of the Brain Injury Research Institute and has been a CTE researcher during the last decade. “Discovering the effects of prior brain trauma earlier opens up possibilities for syndrome symptom treatment and prevention.” View the following articles about this study:
There are over 50 physicians on staff at the Neurological Institute—many nationally and even internationally recognized in their field—working together every day to diagnose and treat complex conditions involving the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.
Parallel with the Neurological Institute’s focus on treatment and diagnosis is our commitment to neurological research and the advancement of the field of neurology. Work by our physician scientists is dramatically enhancing our ability to understand the root causes of neurological diseases and to predict future outcomes for our patients.
That work leads to new discoveries, advanced treatments, and the development of innovative surgical techniques to improve our patients' lives. We also strive to educate the brightest minds of tomorrow. In fact, many of our faculty members hold appointments with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine: NorthShore’s principal teaching affiliate.
Our integrated team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and physiatrists is dedicated to putting patients and families at the center of a healthcare experience that delivers compassionate, high-quality care. This multidisciplinary team maintains open lines of communication, collaborating with each other personally and through one of the most advanced electronic medical records systems in the country. In addition, we work closely with primary care physicians and specialists to ensure every point of contact is integrated, resulting in a seamless patient experience.
Of course, a large part of “excellence is all around you” is convenient access. With one phone call to the NorthShore Neurological Institute, you will reach the right expert, the first time. We offer multiple locations across the area, including Chicago, the Western suburbs, Lake County and at each of our four award-winning hospitals. With the Neurological Institute, patients have unparalleled access to neurological expertise throughout Chicagoland. Excellence truly is all around you.
To learn more about the NorthShore Neurological Institute, call us at 877.570.7020.