Tord D. Alden, MD

Attending Physician, Neurosurgery; Chief Medical Informatics Officer; Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Special Interests

Surgical epilepsy, spina bifida, tethered spinal cord, hydrocephalus, chiari malformations, brain tumors, head trauma, brachial plexus injuries, spasticity, cranial deformities, neuro-endoscopy, minimally invasive techniques, spinal deformities, craniocervical stabilization​

Biographical Information

Professional Organizations

The Society of Neuro-Oncology, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, The Congress of Neurological Surgeons, The American Society of Gene Therapy, American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Medical School

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 1995

Postgraduate Training

Fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery, Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2003-2004; Chief resident in neurosurgery, The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, 2002-2003; Fellowship in neurosurgery, Auckland Hospital, New Zealand, 2001-2002; Fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery, St. Louis Children's Hospital, 2000-2001; Resident in neurosurgery, The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, 1996-2000; Internship in surgery, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1995-1996


Board certified in: Neurological Surgery