Dr. Schuele graduated from Witten/Herdecke University in Germany and completed his neurological residency and fellowship training in Clinical Epilepsy/Neurophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. Subsequently, he worked at the Cleveland Clinic as a neurologist and commuted to Grand Rapids, MI, where he assisted in setting up the first Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in Western Michigan.
In 2006, he joined Northwestern Memorial Hospital as an attending physician in the Department of Neurology and as the director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. He was appointed as the Medical Director of the Neurological Testing Center at NMH in 2012.
Dr. Schuele's practice focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy. He has a joint appointment at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where he treats instrumental musicians with medical problems related to playing their instruments. Dr. Schuele is Board-Certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology.
Dr. Schuele's expertise and special interests include diagnostic video-EEG monitoring for seizure-like events, pre-surgical evaluation of patients with intractable epilepsy, medical treatment of epilepsy, the surgical treatment of epilepsy (resective surgery, vagal nerve stimulator), noninvasive mapping of brain function in epilepsy patients (language, memory), prevention of long-term adverse effects of antiepileptic therapy, and treatment of epilepsy in special populations (elderly, women with epilepsy). His areas of clinical research include functional localization of language and memory, prevention of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, medication trials, deep brain stimulation, and outcome after epilepsy surgery.
Comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for Dr. Schuele's patients is provided by a multidisciplinary team with specialists in functional neurosurgery, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, neuropsychology, psychiatry, neuropathology and neuro-oncology. The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital also provides social work support and specialized nursing care.