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James P. Chandler, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Neurological Surgery

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Chandler is the surgical director of neuro-oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a professor in the department of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School.

Dr. Chandler received his undergraduate degree in neurobiology at the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore.

He completed his residency in neurological surgery at Northwestern University Medical School and completed fellowships in cranial base and microvascular surgery at the George Washington Neurological Institute in Washington, D.C., and at the Institute Neurosurgery Sao Paulo (Brazil).

He is board certified in neurological surgery. Dr. Chandler performs the majority of brain tumor operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and has a strong interest in the evolving role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery as an alternative or adjunct to conventional surgery. He has an international reputation for his pioneering work in the areas of endoscopic cranial base surgery. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    University of Maryland School of Medicine - 1990
  • Residency
    Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 1996
  • Fellowship
    Sao Paulo Neurological Institute (Brazil) - 1996

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Neurological Surgery

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 20-250

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-4075
Wednesday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Gamma Knife
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Head Trauma
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Radiosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HealthLink
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS EPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus