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David G. Ritacco, MD, PhD

David G. Ritacco, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Neurology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English


David G. Ritacco, MD, PhD is a neurologist who specializes in neurology of the newborn, including treatment and research regarding perinatal hypoxic ischemic injury, stroke in the newborn, and use of therapeutic hypothermia, as well as care of infants with seizures, brain malformation, and other neurological problems. Dr. Ritacco provides consultative service for infants in the Crown Special Care Nursery at Prentice Women's Hospital and is presently involved in the development and implementation of the Neonatal NeuroCritical Care Program at Northwestern.

His PhD in neurobiology came from previous research in the psychophysics of vision.

Clinical Interests: ​Neurology of the newborn, head cooling for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Education & Training

Education: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1988

Postgraduate Training: Residency in child neurology, University of Chicago, 1994; Internship in pediatrics, Christ Hospital, 1992; Residency in neurology, University of Chicago, 1991; Internship in general medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 1989

Board Certifications: Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology

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