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Javad Hekmat-panah, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Cancer Research

Javad Hekmat-panah, MD, has 35 years of experience as a neurosurgeon and neurologist. He now offers evaluations, consultations, and second opinions for patients with complex neurological conditions and back pain.

Dr. Hekmat-panah is an active medical researcher. His areas of focus include brain tumors and brain injuries caused by trauma and ischemia.

Dr. Hekmat-panah is a recent recipient of the Distinguished Educator/Mentor Lifetime Achievement Award at the University of Chicago. He was nominated by his peers for his accomplishments and contributions to the community.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery
Psychiatry and Neurology

Medical School

University of Tehran

Internship and Residency

Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago (Internship)
University of Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison (Neurology Residency)
University of Chicago (Internship and Neurosurgery Residency)


American Academy of Neurology--Fellow
American Association of Neurological Surgeons--Fellow
American Association of Neurological Surgeons--Spine Section
American Association of Neurological Surgeons--Brain Tumor Section
American College of Surgeon--Fellow
Chicago Neurological Society
Chicago Surgical Society
Society of Neurological Surgeon

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6157

Office Fax

(773) 702-3518

Office Postal Address

Javad Hekmat-panah, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3026
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Hekmat-panah

Download "Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Management of Disc Disease and Spinal Stenosis"--an article Dr. Hekmat-panah wrote for Clinical Comment, the medical center's newsletter for physicians.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Hekmat-panah's publications through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.