Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Neurological Surgery

Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery

The Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery specialty in the Department of Neurological Surgery focuses on education and research related to surgical treatments for many chronic neurological conditions and syndromes such as movement disorders, epilepsy, chronic pain and psychiatric disorders.


The department hosts multiple academic events related to functional neurosurgery topics every year. Through our affiliated hospitals and care sites, residents and fellows can work with faculty on cases of chronic pain, movement disorders and seizures, and how such conditions may be treated through neuromodulation and functional neurosurgery.


Our department conducts diverse research, including clinical trials, technology development, and basic research.

Current Clinical Trials and Technological Development Work

Basic Science Activities

Patient Care

Through the Functional Neurosurgery Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, our faculty treat neurological conditions which can be managed by surgery, including:

Meet the Faculty

Learn more about our doctors via faculty profiles:


Joshua M. Rosenow, MD
Matthew C. Tate, MD, PhD
S. Kathleen Bandt, MD


Tord D. Alden, MD
Arthur J. DiPatri, MD
Tadanori Tomita, MD