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 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

James P. Chandler, MD

Neurological Surgery

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You may also call Northwestern Memorial's Physician Referral Department at 1.877.926.4NMH(4664) to arrange a new patient appointment.
Office Phone: 312-695-8143
Office Hours:
  • Wednesday:1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Clinical Interests

Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal Stenosis Surgery, Spinal Disorders, Pituitary Tumors, Acoustic Neuroma, Cervical Disc Disease, Cervical Spine Disorders, Brain Tumors, Gamma Knife, Neuro-Oncology, General Neurosurgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Surgery, Spinal Infections, Skull Base Surgery, Head Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Radiosurgery

Education and Training

Medical Education:

University of Maryland School of Medicine 1990


Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital 1996


Sao Paulo Neurological Institute (Brazil) 1996

George Washington University Hospital 1997

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery

Locations and Directions

675 N. St. Clair
Galter 20-250
Chicago, IL 60611 312-695-8143


Dr. Chandler is the surgical director of neuro-oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a professor in the department of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School.

Dr. Chandler received his undergraduate degree in neurobiology at the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore.

He completed his residency in neurological surgery at Northwestern University Medical School and completed fellowships in cranial base and microvascular surgery at the George Washington Neurological Institute in Washington, D.C., and at the Institute Neurosurgery Sao Paulo (Brazil).

He is board certified in neurological surgery. Dr. Chandler performs the majority of brain tumor operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and has a strong interest in the evolving role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery as an alternative or adjunct to conventional surgery. He has an international reputation for his pioneering work in the areas of endoscopic cranial base surgery. He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters.


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