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Francesco Pucci, Neurosurgeon, Neurology and Neurosurgery

Francesco Pucci, MD


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Dr. Francesco Pucci practices in the Department of Neurosurgery at UI Health. Dr. Pucci specializes in the surgical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy, and in restorative surgery for patients with movement disorders, craniofacial pain, somatic chronic pain disorders, and psychiatric conditions. He also performs surgery for brain tumors, particularly those that require awake or asleep brain mapping to preserve neurological function, and for CSF disorders (hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformation). Dr. Pucci’s research interests include understanding the neurophysiology of seizure activity and in neuromodulation for motor recovery in chronic stroke.

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

Language : English

Specialties & Services

  • Brain Tumors
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Movement Disorders (Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia)
  • Deep-Brain Stimulation
  • Brain Tumors (Gliomas, Metastatic Brain Tumors, Meningiomas)
  • Brain Mapping
  • Neuralgia (Trigeminal, Geniculate, Glossopharyngeal)
  • Occipital Neuralgia and Migraines
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nerve Entrapment (Peroneal, Ulnar)
  • Spasticity (Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke)


Outpatient Care Center, Suite 4E

1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic — Cleveland OH
  • Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital — Providence, RI
  • Internship: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital — Providence, RI
  • Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University — Providence, RI
  • Board Certification: Neurosurgery