Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Program

The Northwestern Pediatric and Adolescent Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Program is a unique partnership of the neurosurgery programs at Northwestern Memorial and Lurie Children’s. The program provides comprehensive treatments and services in all areas of neurovascular care for patients ranging in age from infancy through adulthood.

By combining the talents of the pediatric-trained neurosurgeons at Lurie Children’s with the in-depth experience of the cerebrovascular surgeons at Northwestern Memorial, the program offers high-quality care at all stages of life.


The Lurie Children's Difference

Our multidisciplinary team investigates and delivers new technologies, drugs, techniques and devices to treat and manage all aspects of neurovascular disease. It is our mission to provide the best patient care by meeting the needs of our patients through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Our goal is for patients to be prepared for the full responsibilities of adulthood with maximum capabilities.

What to Expect

Each child's diagnosis, treatment and follow up take place in an environment designed for children of all ages and their families. The entire hospital staff is focused on making the experience at the hospital and the outpatient centers one that meets the needs of families. Our multidisciplinary care team includes medical professionals, therapists, laboratory technologists, dieticians, child life specialistssocial workerseducation experts and family support specialists.

Our Specialists

Program Director Arthur J. DiPatri, Jr., MD, is Attending Physician, Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. DiPatri is board-certified in pediatric neurological surgery and neurological surgery.

Make an Appointment

If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information.


Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500

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