Dr. Demetrius Maraganore
Demetrius Maraganore, MD, is renowned nationally and internationally as an expert on Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He is one of two Illinois physicians listed in the Aaron A. Sorenson landmark study as an international leader in the investigation of Parkinson's Disease (published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease). At NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), he is the Ruth Cain Ruggles Chairman of the Department of Neurology, and is the Medical Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute. He previously served as the Chair of the Division of Movement Disorders at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
A Chicago native, Dr. Maraganore attended Northwestern University Medical School and then left for neurology residency training at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Maraganore was then an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in both Movement Disorders and Neurogenetics at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, England. After returning to the faculty of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Maraganore quickly rose to the rank of Professor of Neurology. He is widely recognized as an expert in neurological research, particularly in the complex genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson’s disease.
He has more than 260 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Maraganore’s Mayo research team received continuous NIH funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and from other extramural sources for 15 years, totaling more than $20 million. His work has resulted in new methods to predict and treat Parkinson’s disease.
The Ruth Cain Ruggles Chairmanship offered Dr. Maraganore the opportunity to return to practice neurology in his hometown of Chicago and to continue his research at NorthShore. His vision is to develop methods to predict, prevent and halt neurological diseases by leveraging NorthShore’s clinical excellence and expertise, its leading-edge electronic medical records system and its legacy of strong philanthropic support from grateful neurological patients and the community. Dr. Maraganore is launching 11 longitudinal research studies of neurological disorders, to include 1,000 patients each, with the theme of molecular prognostics and therapeutics.
Dr. Julian Bailes
Julian E. Bailes, MD is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute. Dr. Bailes joined the department in September 2011 to lead and expand their neurosurgical service line and continue his research in traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Bailes is a nationally recognized leader in the field of neurosurgery and the impact of brain injury on brain function. He was the primary treating physician of Randal McCloy Jr., the only survivor among 13 miners trapped in the 2006 Sago Mine explosion in West Virginia - the longest period of time any survivor has been trapped underground in the United States.
Dr. Bailes has been instrumental in the understanding of the clinical evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease found in individuals who have been subjected to multiple concussions and other forms of head injury. Dr. Bailes was a founding member and director of the Brain Injury Research Institute, which focuses on the study of traumatic brain injuries and their prevention.
Previously, Dr. Bailes served for the last 11 years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at West Virginia University School of Medicine where he specialized in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of cerebrovascular disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Since 1994, he has been a neurological consultant to the NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA), which has supported research on the effects of head injuries on retired professional athletes. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Study of Retired Athletes based at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Bailes has over 100 scientific publications concerning various aspects of neurological surgery, including three books on neurological sports medicine, and performs editorial duties for a number of medical journals. Dr. Bailes has been honored as one of the nation’s best surgeons for eight consecutive years in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Doctors” and “America’s Top Surgeons.”
Dr. Bailes sees patients in Evanston, Gurnee and at our newest location in Downtown Chicago at 680 N. Lake Shore Drive.