Neuropathology faculty specialize in diagnosing diseases of the nervous system, including degenerative diseases, tumors, infections, malformations, and neuromuscular disorders.
Neuropathology faculty are highly active in teaching, including didactic lectures for medical students and pathology residents, as well as “at-the-scope” teaching of trainees. Residents in pathology, neurology, and neurosurgery all spend a month on a Neuropathology rotation
Faculty are involved in a number of regular didactic sessions, including:
- Weekly Brain Cutting Conferences
- Weekly Neuropathology Quality Assurance Conference and case review
- Weekly multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board
- Weekly multidisciplinary CNS Metastatic Tumor Board
- Monthly Brain Cutting Conferences featuring cases of interest to Neurology and Neuroradiology residents and fellows
- Monthly Neuropathology Journal Club
The Northwestern Neuropathology Division offers an outstanding, comprehensive, ACGME-accredited neuropathology fellowship program, including training in surgical neuropathology, neurodegeneration, neuromuscular pathology, pediatric/perinatal neuropathology, forensic neuropathology, and ocular pathology.
Research is a great strength of the Northwestern Neuropathology Division. Several of our faculty are NIH-funded principal investigators, with emphases on brain tumors and neurodegenerative diseases. We also support programmatic research in the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease and the Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute. Our division supports Northwestern’s NIA P30 ADRC, as well as its NCI P50 SPORE in Brain Cancer.
Instructions for how to submit cases for consultation can be found here.
Craig M Horbinski
Professor of Pathology (Experimental Pathology)/Neurological Surgery and Pathology (Neuropathology)
Medical Director, Neuropathology
Jared T Ahrendsen
Assistant Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology)
Daniel J Brat
Professor of Pathology (Experimental Pathology) and Pathology (Neuropathology)
Rudolph J Castellani
Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology)