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Puneet Opal, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Neurology
Dr. Opal graduated with a degree in Medicine from the University of Poona, India and a doctorate degree in neuroscience from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his neurological residency training at the University of Iowa, followed by fellowship training in Movement Disorders and Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine. In 2003, Dr. Opal was appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology, with additional appointments in the department of Cell and Molecular Biology and the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience. In the graduate school, he directs a course on the Neurobiology of Disease. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Opal runs a neurological practice focusing on movement disorders and disorders of the cerebellum.

In addition, Dr. Opal heads a research laboratory dedicated to understanding neurodegenerative diseases. His current focus is on elucidating how the cerebellum undergoes progressive dysfunction in genetic and acquired degenerative syndromes. Dr. Opal has received several research awards from the NIH, the American Cancer Society, the National Ataxia Foundation and the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 20-100

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-7950

Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Neurology

EDUCATION AND TRAINING


  • Medical Education
    Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College (India) - 1989
  • Residency
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - 1999

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Ataxia
  • Genetics - Common Diseases
  • Movement Disorders
  • Spinocerbellar Ataxia

LANGUAGES


  • Hindi

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
  • HMOI Fox Valley IPA
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS EPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare HMO
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus