Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Patient feedback information is available for physicians employed by Rush University Medical Center who have received
30 or more patient surveys. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
Information the care provider gave you about medications
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care
Your confidence in this care provider
Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
Amount of time the care provider spent with you
For more information about patient feedback, see the Quality Care section of the Rush University Medical Center website.
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I come from a family in which we were raised to believe that it’s important to be in the service of others, that there’s great virtue to be in the service of others.
It’s important to communicate with your patients. I hope I come across as a compassionate neurosurgeon, not some guy spewing out facts and figures. I want them to understand that I’m listening to what you have to say, I understand that you might be scared, but look, there’s always something we can do to make you better.
I don’t claim to be necessarily the world-renowned guy. I want to be the world-renowned guy to my patient. And my goal is to be known as somebody who is available, somebody who can do a great job at taking care of patients, and somebody who will communicate and just be more than a mere technician — somebody who would connect with my patients. That’s how I want to be known as.