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James H. Tonsgard, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Director, University of Chicago Ambulatory Program for Neurofibromatosis

A pediatric neurologist, Dr. James Tonsgard is an expert in neurofibromatosis (NF), epilepsy and seizures, and neurocutaneous disorders, including tuberous sclerosis. He provides comprehensive care for both children and adults with neurofibromatosis. In addition, Dr. Tonsgard specializes in mental retardation and metabolic brain disease.

Dr. Tonsgard is an active researcher and is studying various biochemical processes that may affect neurological diseases. He conducts clinical research in neurofibromatosis and is one of the principle investigators in a government-sponsored consortium for the development of treatments for NF.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications


Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine


Yale Medical School, New Haven


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Academy of Neurology
American Society for Cell Biology
Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group
Chicago Neurologic Society
Child Neurology Society
Midwest Society of Pediatric Research
Society for the Advancement of Science
Society of Human Genetics
Society of Pediatric Research

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6488

Office Fax

(773) 702-4786

Office Postal Address

James H. Tonsgard, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3055
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

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