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Naoum P. Issa, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Director of Epilepsy Research

Naoum Issa, MD, PhD is a neurologist specializing in the treatment of epilepsy. He works closely with patients to control their epilepsy and is passionate about offering advanced options for epilepsy that is resistant to anti-seizure medications.

Dr. Issa is the director of epilepsy research at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on detecting and diagnosing neurologic disorders using painless, electrophysiological techniques. He and his co-workers are developing ways to identify seizure footprints in deep brain structures without having to implant electrodes.

Dr. Issa has published over 30 scientific papers and book chapters, and is a scientific reviewer for many neurology and neuroscience journals. His work has appeared in journals such as Neurology, Neuron, Nature Protocols, and Journal of Neuroscience.

Dr. Issa serves on the education committee for the department of neurology and has been recognized for his teaching excellence. He has received multiple teaching awards, including L.D.H Wood Preclerkship Teaching Award from the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Practice Locations

University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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

Year Started Practice

2016

Board Certifications

Neurology
Epilepsy

Medical School

University of Texas - Southwestern

Internship

University of Chicago, Northshore

Residency

University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

University of Chicago Medicine (clinical neurophysiology/EEG)

Additional Graduate Degrees

Ph.D. in Neurobiology, University of Texas - Southwestern

Memberships

American Association of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society

Language Spoken

English

Email

naoum.issa@uchospitals.edu

Office Phone

(773) 702-6222

Office Fax

(773) 834-4800

Office Postal Address

Naoum P. Issa, MD, PhD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2030
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

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