Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Marcello  Cherchi, MD, PhD

Marcello Cherchi, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Focus of Work

Bio

I am a board certified practicing neurologist specializing in otoneurology - the diagnosis and management of disorders of balance and hearing arising from diseases of the nervous system and ear. My research aims to bring those insights gleaned from a deepened understanding of vestibular and auditory neurophysiology to bear on practical implementation of new techniques and technology in this field. I am interested in software and hardware aspects of technology as they apply to diagnosis, particul...[Read full text]I am a board certified practicing neurologist specializing in otoneurology - the diagnosis and management of disorders of balance and hearing arising from diseases of the nervous system and ear. My research aims to bring those insights gleaned from a deepened understanding of vestibular and auditory neurophysiology to bear on practical implementation of new techniques and technology in this field. I am interested in software and hardware aspects of technology as they apply to diagnosis, particularly in the areas of biological signal processing and computerized image recognition.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

My research interests include vestibular evoked potentials and oculomotor manifestations of vestibular disorders.

Clinical Focus

My clinical interests include primary neurologic and otologic causes of disequilibrium, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, Meniere's disease, bilateral vestibular loss, cerebellar ataxias, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple systems atrophy and migraine associated vertigo.

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Chicago (1996)
  • MD: University of Chicago (2003)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital) (2007)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital) (2009)
  • Board Certification: Neurology

Contact

Clinic (for patients): 312-274-0197

Chicago Dizziness and Hearing
645 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 410
Chicago IL 60611 5800