Dane M Chetkovich, MD, PhD

Dane M Chetkovich, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology (Neurophysiology/Epilepsy) and Physiology


Administrative office: 312-503-4362
Laboratory: 312-503-4360

Ward Building Room 10-201
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

d-chetkovich( at )northwestern.edu

Hospital Affiliations

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Education and Certification

MD, PhD: Baylor Coll of Med, Medicine (1994)
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine (1995)
Residency: Univ. of CA-San Francisco Med. Ctr., Neurology (1998)
Board Certification: Neurology


Description of Interests

Dr. Chetkovich practices general neurology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Neurology Clinic. Dr. Chetkovich’s current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that underlie the targeting of ion channels to synapses and other specialized areas of the dendrites of neurons. In particular, the lab is interested in the synaptic targeting of ligand and voltage-gated ion channels, molecules responsible for controlling communication in the brain of mammals. The laboratory’s approach utilizes a variety of cellular, molecular and electrophysiological tools to address the mechanisms by which ion channels are targeted to dendrites, as well as the role that this targeting plays in synaptic structure and function as it pertains to epilepsy and brain injury, as well as in disorders of learning and memory such as Autism and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Chetkovich is also the Director of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

Interests (Keywords)

Brain Injury; Brain, Nervous System; Epilepsy; Molecular Biology; Neurology; Neuroscience

Research and Publications

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