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Fady T. Charbel, Neurosurgery

Fady T. Charbel, MD


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Dr. Fady Charbel is head of the Department of Neurosurgery at UI Health. Dr. Charbel is an internationally recognized clinical expert, researcher, and educator in the areas of stroke; brain aneurysm and cerebrovascular diseases; cerebral blood flow metabolism; and complex cerebral tumors.

Active in developing new technology, Dr. Charbel's work has led to innovations in medical devices and surgical simulators. He is the developer and co-inventor of the Intracranial Charbel Micro-Flow Probe® flow-measurement tools (Transonic Systems Inc.) and NOVA® flow-analysis system (VasSol, Inc.). Dr. Charbel was named "Inventor of the Year" at UIC in 2002, and in 2006 was runner-up in the "Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards" medical device category. He currently holds eight patents and has produced over 200 scientific presentations and over 150 publications.

Dr. Charbel has been named one of America's Top Surgeons by Consumers Research Council of America and listed among America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. He has been invited worldwide to lecture, teach, and demonstrate complex surgical procedures. Dr. Charbel is the Dr. Richard L. and Gertrude W. Fruin Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Language : Arabic, English, French

Learn about the different kinds of stroke and the relationship between hemorrhagic strokes and ruptured aneurysms with UI Health’s head of Neurosurgery, Dr. Fady Charbel.

Specialties & Services

  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Neurosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysms
  • AVM's
  • Brain Tumors (Complex)
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • General Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Skull Base Tumors (Complex)
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Vertebral Artery Surgery


Outpatient Care Center, Suite 4E

1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital (Research Fellow)
  • Fellowship: McGill University (Neurological Institute), Montreal
  • Internship: Henry Ford Hospital
  • Medical School: St. Joseph's University, Beruit, Lebanon
  • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital