Sepideh Amin-Hanjani

      Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon and Director of Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery at University Hospitals, where she also serves as Vice Chair of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Amin-Hanjani sees patients at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.

      Dr. Amin-Hanjani specializes in cerebrovascular surgery for conditions such as aneurysms, vascular malformations, carotid disease and moyamoya. She also specializes in skull base surgery, an area in which she focuses on treating pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas and certain other conditions.

      Dr. Amin-Hanjani received her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed Neurosurgery residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts followed by a Cerebrovascular and Skull Base fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She assumed a faculty position in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2003, where she subsequently became tenured Professor and served as Co-Director of Neurovascular Surgery until joining University Hospitals in 2022. She has been listed consistently in Best Doctors and Castle Connolly Top Doctors lists. She is also a recipient of the UIC Departmental Faculty of the Year award for Clinical Service.

      Dr. Amin-Hanjani has long-standing research interests in the area of cerebrovascular blood flow and stroke, a specialty for which she has received research funding from NIH. She is actively involved with stroke research and has authored over 200 scientific publications and 30 textbook chapters on the subject. Dr Amin-Hanjani has presented at numerous national and international scientific conferences on topics such as surgical management of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.

      Dr. Amin-Hanjani is an elected member of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons and the Society of University Surgeons. She has held leadership positions in major national Neurosurgery organizations, serving as a former member of the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and as the current Treasurer of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Dr Amin-Hanjani is a past Chair of the AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section and current Chair of the American Heart Association Stroke Council. She has long been an advocate for patients and serves as the Medical Advisory Board Regional Co-director for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.


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