Prof. Fady T. CharbelUSA
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Current Position
2001 to present Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery
Academic Experiences
2001 - 2024Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery
Professional Experiences
2001 - 2024Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery
Specialty & Expertise
Cerebral revascularization (Bypass for stroke and Moya Moya disease), carotid and vertebral artery surgery; surgical treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms; resection of AVMs and treatment of complex brain tumors.
About Me
Dr. Fady T. Charbel is the Richard L. and Gertrude W. Fruin Professor and the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2001. He is an internationally recognized expert in the most complex of Neurosurgical disorders including, cerebral revascularization (Bypass for stroke and Moya Moya disease), carotid and vertebral artery surgery; surgical treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms; resection of AVMs and treatment of complex brain tumors.

Dr. Charbel's research has led to innovations in medical devices, diagnostic imaging as well as surgical simulators. He is the developer and co-inventor of the “Charbel Microflowprobe®”, Transonic systems Inc. and of the NOVA® system, VasSol, Inc.

Dr. Charbel currently holds nine patents, has delivered over 380 scientific presentations, and produced over 270 peer-reviewed publications.

Some of Dr. Charbel honors include: The University of Illinois at Chicago “Inventor of the Year " award in 2002 and the “Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards: Medical Devices, Runner-up" in 2006.

In 2017, Dr. Charbel was bestowed the “Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation” by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, which honors an AANS member for technical prowess and skill and/or innovation in the development of new procedures that have become part of the arsenal a neurosurgeon uses to treat disease or trauma. He has been consistently named one of America’s Top Surgeons - Consumers’ Research Council of America; Best Doctor - Best Doctors in America and Top Doctor - Castle Connolly Medical Limited.

Dr. Charbel takes great pleasure in sharing his passions for research, education, and surgical excellence. He has been honored with more than 75 visiting professorships and more than 325 invited lectures. He has been elected as honorary member of multiple international societies and traveled worldwide to lecture, teach, and demonstrate complex surgical procedures.