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Naoum Issa, MD, PhD

Naoum Issa, MD, PhD

2020 Associate Junior Faculty Scholars

Dr. Issa is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, specializing in adult epilepsy. He received his doctoral degrees at the University of Texas – Southwestern, completing a research fellowship at UCSF and his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Chicago.

His teaching focus is on preclinical neurology education, including neuroanatomy and neural systems, and he directs the medical neurobiology course in the Pritzker School of Medicine. With a background in neuroimaging and cortical physiology, his research centers around developing non-invasive techniques for the early diagnosis of central nervous system disorders like temporal lobe epilepsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.