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Our Physicians

Sameer Ansari, MD PhD

Neurointerventional Radiologist

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

Depts. of Neurology, Radiology & Neurological Surgery

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University, State College

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia

Graduate School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia

Residency: University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago

Fellowship (Diagnostic/Interventional Neuroradiology): University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor

Societies: Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS), the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), the American University Radiologists (AUR), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR)

Research interests: CT/MR imaging based risk stratification for the treatment of neurovascular diseases particularly intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, acute stroke intervention, and intracranial atherosclerotic disease.

Languages: English, Urdu/Hindi

Hobbies: Tennis, running, traveling

Dr. Ansari has privileges at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwest Community Hospital, Edward-Elmhurst Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center and University of Chicago.

Northwestern Medicine Faculty Profile: Sameer Ansari

Michael Hurley, MD

Neurointerventional Radiologist

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

Depts. of Neurology, Radiology & Neurological Surgery

Medical School: University College Cork, National University of Ireland

Residency: Beaumont Hospital, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Fellowship (Diagnostic Neuroradiology; Interventional Neuroradiology): University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Canada; Northwestern University, Chicago

Societies: Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS), the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR)

Research interests: Aneurysm natural history and rupture risk

Languages: English

Hobbies: Tennis, photography

Dr. Hurley has privileges at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwest Community Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Faculty Profile: Michael Hurley

Babak Jahromi, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAHA, FACS

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

Depts. of Radiology & Neurological Surgery

Vice Chair, Regional Neurosurgery, Northwestern Medicine

Chief, Cerebrovasc./Neurointerventional Surgery, NMH

Surgical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center, NMH

Undergraduate: University of Toronto, Canada

Medical School: University of Toronto, Canada

Graduate School: The University of Chicago, Chicago

Residency: University of Toronto, Canada

Fellowships (Endovascular Neurosurgery): The University of Buffalo, New York & University of Miami, Florida

Societies: the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), American Heart Association (AHA), Society of Neurointerventional Surgeons (SNIS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Society for Neuroscience (SFN), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and Facial Pain Association (TNA)

Research interests: Cerebral vasospasm, outcomes following stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage, use of advanced imaging to guide treatment of acute stroke, imaging/intervention in carotid disease.

Languages: English, Farsi

Hobbies: Photography, motor sports, computer technology

Dr. Jahromi has privileges at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Lake Forest Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Hospital.

Northwestern Medicine Faculty Profile: Babak Jahromi

Matthew Potts, MD

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

Depts. of Radiology & Neurological Surgery

Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco

Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship (Endovascular Neurosurgery): New York University

Societies: the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

Research interests: Advanced endovascular treatments and flow diversion in cerebral aneurysms. 

Languages: English

Hobbies: Biking & home improvement

Dr. Potts has privileges at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Edward-Elmhurst Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital.

Northwestern Medicine Faculty Profile: Matthew Potts

Ali Shaibani, MD

Neurointerventional Radiologist

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

Depts. of Radiology & Neurological Surgery

Co-Director of Neurointerventional Surgery (NMH)

Director, Pediatric Neurointervention (Lurie)

Medical Director, Edward Neuroscience Institute

Medical Director, Stroke Program (NCH)

Undergraduate: Youngstown State University, Youngstown

Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh

Fellowship (Diagnostic Neuroradiology; Interventional Neuroradiology): Washington University, St. Louis; University of Miami, Miami

Societies: Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS), the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), Congress of Neurological Surgeons, (CNS), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR)

Research interests: Pediatric AVM, advanced imaging techniques in cerebral vascular malformations, novel biomaterials

Languages: English, Farsi

Hobbies: Gourmet food, ancient history, reading, music

Dr. Shaibani has privileges at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Edward-Elmhurst Hospital, and Northwest Community Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Faculty Profile: Ali Shaibani