James P. Chandler, MD, Recognized as One of Top Doctors in America


James P. Chandler, MD, Co-Director of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute in Chicago and Surgical Director of Neuro-Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was voted among the Top Doctors in America® by U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly, a healthcare research information company that recognizes physicians who have been nominated by their peers and rigorously screened by a physician-led research team. According to the research, Chandler is considered to be in the top one percent of specialists in the nation.

To prepare the list of top doctors, Castle Connolly receives input from leading physicians, chairs of clinical departments and presidents of medical institutions. Castle Connolly’s online database contains the detailed profiles of more than 30,000 top specialists and sub-specialists across the country that have been nominated by their peers and rigorously screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team.

The Top Doctors database is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession. The list names National Top Doctors, considered among the top one percent of specialists in the nation and Regional Top Doctors, considered to be among the top 10-15 percent of doctors in the nation. The searchable database lists more than 33,000 physicians across the country in more than 60 specialties and subspecialties.

Dr. Chandler, who is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology (head and neck) Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has performed more than 2500 successful brain tumor operations and has authored numerous publications on the topic. He enjoys an international reputation for his pioneering work in the areas of endoscopic skull base surgery, awake craniotomy and outpatient brain surgery. 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 the Feinberg School and completed fellowships in cranial base and micro vascular surgery at the George Washington Neurological Institute in Washington, D.C., and at the Institute Neurosurgery Sao Paulo (Brazil).


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