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Fernando D. Goldenberg, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Surgery

Director of Neuroscience Critical Care

Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

Fernando Goldenberg, MD, is a specialist in critical care and neurointensive care medicine. He is a member of a multidisciplinary team of experts dedicated to the diagnosis and management of patients with ischemic (low blood flow) and hemorrhagic (blood vessel rupture) stroke and brain aneurysms. He also specializes in the management of critically ill patients with brain tumors, cerebral edema, and status epilepticus, as well as patients with severe Guillain-Barre syndrome and respiratory failure associated with myasthenia gravis (MG).

Dr. Goldenberg is a contributor in a wide range of research investigations related to the care of critically ill neurological patients. His current investigations focus on the mechanisms of brain hemorrhage and its treatment, the mechanisms of cerebral edema associated with liver failure, and the neurological complications of patients with implanted left ventricular assist devices (artificial heart machines).

Dr. Goldenberg leads the Neurocritical Care Training Program, which includes its own fellowship training program. He is also responsible for teaching neurology and neurosurgery residents, critical care medicine and anesthesia/critical care fellows, as well as medical students.

An active speaker, Dr. Goldenberg has lectured on stroke and brain injury treatment at medical meetings in the United States and South America.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Neurocritical Care

Medical School

University of Buenos Aires

Internship and Residency

Juan A. Fernandez Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Cleveland Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
The University of Chicago Medicine


American Academy of Neurology
American Heart Association Stroke Council
Argentine Society of Critical Care Medicine
Chicago Area Stroke Task Force
Neurocritical Care Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-4490

Office Fax

(773) 834-4612

Office Postal Address

Fernando D. Goldenberg, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2030
Chicago, IL 60637

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More About Dr. Goldenberg

By providing optimal neuro-critical care, Dr. Goldenberg helped save the life of a man who had experienced an intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke.

Learn how Dr. Goldenberg and his colleagues organized a unique training session to prepare physicians for the complex and difficult call to diagnose brain death.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Goldenberg's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.