Issam A Awad, MD Neurological Surgery

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Neurological Surgery Chicago, IL

About Dr. Issam A Awad MD

Dr. Issam A Awad, MD is a doctor primarily located in Evanston, IL, with other offices in Evanston, IL and Chicago, IL( and 3 other locations). They have 37 years of experience. Their specialties include Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Awad has received 1 awards.


Dr. Issam A Awad has 5 locations

Get Directions University Chicago Medical Center Neurosurgery 5841 S Maryland Ave Ste MC6098 Chicago, IL 60637
Get Directions University Of Chicago Medicine 2650 Ridge Ave Evanston, IL 60201
Get Directions Northshore University Health System Evanston Hospital 5841 S Maryland Ave Chicago, IL 60637
Get Directions Evanston Hospital 2650 Ridge Ave Evanston, IL 60201
Get Directions University Of Chicago Medicine 5841 S Maryland Ave Chicago, IL 60637


Dr. Issam A Awad has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Issam A Awad has the following 31 expertise

  • Vascular Tumor (Cavernous Hemangioma)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • CNS Vascular Tumor (Central Nervous System Cavernous Hemangioma)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Cord Cyst (Syringomyelia)
  • Aneurysm
  • Intracranial Arteriosclerosis
  • Pathologic Constriction
  • Carotid Artery Diseases (CAD)
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy
  • Recurrence
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Brain Disorder
  • Craniotomy
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Bleeding In The Brain)
  • Gamma Knife Surgery (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
  • Genetics
  • Brain Surgery
  • Glioblastoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Pathologic Neovascularization
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Brain Tumor
  • Endarterectomy
  • Critical Care


1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.


37 Years Experience


Graduated in 1983

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More about Dr. Issam A Awad

Issam A. Awad, MD, has expertise in neurosurgery. He is skilled in the surgical management of neurovascular conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord, including cerebral aneurysms, cerebrovascular malformations, hemorrhagic stroke and skull base tumors. Dr. Awad's research focuses on vascular biology, genetics, and comprehensive outcome analysis in neurovascular disease and stroke. His active projects include National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded investigations of molecular mechanisms involved in the formation and progression of cerebrovascular malformations. Additionally, he leads several clinical trials on minimally invasive techniques for surgical treatment of hemorrhagic stroke.Dr. Awads research contributions have spanned more than two decades. His scientific innovations include the characterization of subcortical ischemic lesions in the aged, advances in the understanding of the natural history and biologic behavior of cerebral vascular malformations, and numerous technical advances in neurovascular and epilepsy surgery. Recognized as a pioneering and productive scholar, Dr. Awad has educated scores of neurosurgeon trainees and holds prominent editorial responsibilities. He has authored leading textbooks and published more than 250 scholarly papers related to clinical innovations, surgical outcomes and research.Additionally, Dr. Awad has been elected to some of the most distinguished professional societies and has held leadership positions in professional and learned societies in the United States and around the world. He has served as President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Chairman of the Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Chariman of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and on the Executive Committee of the American Stroke Association and the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons. He is the Founding Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Angioma Alliance.

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