Dr. Hunt Batjer
Dr. Hunt Batjer is the Michael J. Marchese professor and chair of the department of neurological surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and chair of the department of neurological surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Batjer is recognized internationally as a leading cerebrovascular surgeon, especially for complex aneurysms, vascular malformations and brain ischemic states.
Dr. Batjer, who joined Northwestern in 1995, is a past president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Society of University Neurosurgeons. He is a past chairman of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Cerebrovascular Disease, the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Board of the Interurban Neurological Society. He is also an elected member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, The Society of Neurological Surgery and the American Surgical Association. Currently the vice president of the Neurosurgical Society of America, Dr. Batjer has recently been elected to the Neurosurgical Residency Review Committee of the ACGME and serves as co-chair of the NFL Head, Neck, Spine Medical Committee.
Dr. Batjer came to Northwestern from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where he was professor of neurological surgery and was twice voted outstanding teacher.
His academic pursuits and research in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke have resulted in over 300 publications as well as five books and two major texts, titled The Textbook of Neurological Surgery and Intracranial Vascular Malformations. He also serves on multiple editorial boards and is principal reviewer for cerebrovascular disease for Neurosurgery. Dr. Batjer has served as visiting professor at over 50 medical universities worldwide and has given 17 endowed lectureships.
He and his wife Janet live in Wilmette, Illinois, and have four daughters.