Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Neurocritical Care

The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology faculty members who specialize in neurocritical care focuses on the diagnosis, management and outcomes of serious neurologic disease such as ruptured brain aneurysms, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, seizures/status epilepticus, brain trauma, altered consciousness and coma. The program is supported by robust programs in education, training, research and patient care through our affiliated care sites.


For residents, there is a dedicated rotation in the Neuro/Spine ICU and a resident level teaching conference. A neurocritical care fellowship is certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. There are weekly didactic and case conferences to review patient management.


We developed the Northwestern University Brain Attack Registry (NUBAR), a prospective outcomes database of patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, to improve our protocols for care and quality of life for patients.

We are a member institution of the NIH/NINDS Stroke Trials Network and NeuroNEXT and participate in ongoing studies.

Studies initiated by our doctors are registered on

Patient Care

Faculty diagnose and manage acute cerebrovascular disease the Feinberg-affiliated Stroke Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital:

The pediatric neurocritical care program specializes in serious neurologic disease for newborns through adolescents at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, including:

Meet Our Faculty

Access neurocritical care faculty bios to learn more about their work within this specialty.